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February Meetup: Creating custom child themes for WordPress

Join us for our February WordPress Meetup on Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm.  The meetup will take place at the: Colket Translational Research Building (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia research campus).

Meetup Topic:  Creating custom child themes in WordPress

Presenter:  Tracy Levesque (@liljimmi) of YIKES, Inc.

Themes are a major part of any WordPress powered website.  Tracy will take us through the power of child themes, including creating and customizing the Twenty Eleven default WordPress theme, in her presentation.

Topics include:

  • What is a child theme?
  • Why you should use a child theme
  • How to make a child theme
  • Understanding theme files
  • Creating custom templates
  • and much more!

There will also be plenty of time for questions at the end of her presentation.

* Please note the new Meetup location.  We will be sending out a map detailing the location and available parking areas prior to the Meetup.


For those driving: 

Parking can be had at the Wood Center parking garage or the Penn Tower parking garage.

SEPTA riders can take Regional Rail to the University City station and take a brief walk over to the Colket Building. Additionally, the 34th & Market MFL station is only a few blocks away as well.

More information is available on the Research institute's website.

This Google Map highlights the meetup location as well as the parking and SEPTA options.

For those using SEPTA:

See CHOP's information page regarding public transit. There are multiple options.

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  • lisa

    Tracy was a well prepared & organized speaker. Her friendly presentation style was easy to understand. Got my questions answered. Feel more confident creating and modifying child theme files. Thanks for having pizza available. Maybe next time allow a bit of time for attendee introductions.

    February 29, 2012

  • Marc G.

    Topic and presentation were spot-on for what I want to do next with Wordpress.

    February 29, 2012

  • Cheo

    Tracy did a wonderful job and provided a lot of insight about child themes.

    February 29, 2012

  • Ray P.

    Tracy was awesome! Learned a lot. Thanks very much.

    February 29, 2012

  • Gudrun F.

    Great presentation, I learned exactly what I needed.

    February 29, 2012

  • Doug S.

    Great talk by Tracy last night!

    February 29, 2012

  • Marvin S.

    Excellent presenter and presentation.

    February 29, 2012

  • Tracy

    I had a great time talking about one of my favorite things! Hope everyone was able to get some useful information out of it.

    February 29, 2012

  • Reed G.

    Tracy did an excellent job explaining child themes and providing resources for further learning. A clear and useful presentation.

    February 29, 2012

  • Jasmine M.

    It was very informative and thorough. Thanks.

    February 29, 2012

  • Geoffrey W.

    Well prepared and very organized. For those who didn't attend, Tracy led us through an outstanding, comprehensive intro on the fundamentals of creating a child theme. She was easy to follow and inspiring. I've already been Googling on her "Responsive Design" comments. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing your considerable talents!

    1 · February 29, 2012

  • Brad W.

    Slides from this Meetup can be found here:

    February 28, 2012

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