We will discuss a few of the better-known frameworks that make customizing Wordpress easier. Is a framework right for you? RSVP to learn more.
This evening's networking time is sponsored by Pagelines. They are providing food and drink!
Heather Acton will share about Thesis, a Wordpress theme framework and how it is different than some of the others.
Heather says that Thesis isn't meant to be the starting point for a child theme. Rather, you make changes in a custom-functions.php file and a custom.css file that do not get overwritten when a theme update is installed. Most other frameworks are meant to be "parent themes", and a child theme needs to be loaded in addition to that framework.
Allan Fuelling will share about the WooFramework as he walks us through the admin dashboard and demonstrate the functionality it has.
When WooThemes mentions the word "framework", they are not talking about a "theme framework" as it is generally called. Instead, they've standardized some core functionality in their themes and created a proper interacting structure for that core functionality. So there is no need for a child theme.
Mike Zielonka will present on Pagelines. He will demonstrate how to use the PageLines Drag & Drop Framework and WordPress to build professional websites faster, easier and better than ever before! PageLines is installed as a theme in WordPress 3.0 and up, running on PHP Version 5 and up.
6:30PM-7:00PM: Open Networking (food provided by Pagelines)
7:00PM-7:30PM: Thesis by Heather Acton
7:30PM-8:00PM: WooFramework by Allan Fuelling
8:00PM-8:30PM: Pagelines by Mike Zielonka