Step-By-Step Child Themes for New & Existing WordPress Sites | Christine Maisel | Skillshare

Step-By-Step Child Themes for New & Existing WordPress Sites

Christine Maisel, Designer, SEO & Founder of Portable Entrepreneur

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12 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. What Is a Child Theme & Why You Should Be Using Them

    • 2. When You Should Use a Child Theme

    • 3. What You Need to Get Started

    • 4. Setting Up Your Child Theme

    • 5. Activating Your Child Theme

    • 6. Adding Functionality & Features to Your Child Theme

    • 7. Pulling Styles From Your Parent Theme to Your Child Theme

    • 8. How to Customize Your Child Theme

    • 9. Overriding Other Theme Files

    • 10. How to Create & Add an Image for Your Child Theme

    • 11. Creating a Child Theme for an Existing Site

    • 12. Using a Plugin to Create a Child Theme


About This Class

Watch and create your own WordPress child theme as you go through this course. This course is designed for beginners who are unfamiliar with child themes and need to understand when to use a child theme and how to create one. 

Download & Use The Class Bonuses:

#1 Download 2 child themes you can modify and use

#2 Download a child theme creation checklist to follow each time you create a child theme

Inside we'll cover:

  • What's required to create a child theme
  • How to easily find and customize CSS code without knowing CSS
  • How to set-up the basic 3 step structure of a child theme
  • How to activate a child theme

If you've already created a website or don't feel comfortable creating a child theme from scratch, we'll also cover:

  • How to create a child theme for an existing website
  • How to easily create a child theme using plugins

Follow along as you go through the course and create you first child theme. Walk away with the knowledge of what a child theme is, when you should be using it, what you need to create a child theme and how to do it.





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Christine Maisel

Designer, SEO & Founder of Portable Entrepreneur

Christine is the founder of the Portable Entrepreneur where she directly helps web design and SEO startups through education, coaching and services.

Christine has been a web designer for nearly 15 years - 10 of which she has been self-employed. Her work has taken her from working for some start-up dot com companies in the early 2000's to working as a contractor for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense to her own home office.

In her time, she has built 100's of websites ...

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