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Intro to Child Themes

You've probably heard that if you want to modify a theme, you should create a child theme instead of changing files in the parent theme. And you've probably wondered why that's the case and how to actually go about creating a child theme.

In this meetup, we'll cover child themes. We'll talk about why you'd want o create a child theme instead of modifying a theme, when to know if you should create a child theme, and how to go about creating a child theme.

The presentation slides and a sample child theme will be available for download after the meetup. Feel free to bring a laptop to follow along with the code examples given during the meetup, but it is by no means necessary.

Our sponsor, ING Direct is graciously hosting us in their cafe meetup space and offering beverages.

You can learn more about ING Direct Cafe at or follow them on Twitter at @ingdirectLAcafe.

Parking and Transit Info:

ING Direct Cafe has free parking in their own garage. The best way to access the garage is from the alley between ING Direct and Tesla motors. From Sepulveda turn west on Massacusetts Ave, carry on past Pontius Ave, and head south through the alley toward Santa Monica Blvd. Then take a quick right down into the underground parking. MTA stops are also conveniently located nearby on Santa Monica Blvd and Sepulveda.

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  • Diana H.

    Is there an online version of the slides from this meetup? Thanks.

    1 · September 25, 2012

  • Claude H.

    Useful information

    September 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good - though it was a little advanced. It might be good to have a similar meetup aimed at beginners.

    September 18, 2012

  • Francesco B.

    Short and sweet . . . it could maybe have been a little more explained or some more examples put forth. The major points were covered though.

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good. But a bit over my head being a Photoshop artist.

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative...maybe a bit over my head, but I got some helpful information. Thank you!

    September 17, 2012

  • Nathalie

    I was unable to attend. Hope you had a great Meet-Up.

    September 17, 2012

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