WordPress User Meetup

Themes, themes, themes!

Now that we have been through all of the essential setup and content topics, it is time to turn our attention to themes.

With WordPress, themes are responsible for the layout and styling of your site. So this is where you really get to put your personal stamp on your site - you can make it look as different as you want, or you can choose to just install your chosen theme and leave it at that.

But how do you know what theme to choose? After all, there are almost 3,000 themes in the WordPress repository, over 4,600 WordPress themes on ThemeForest, and numerous other premium theme vendors to choose from.

Come along this month and we will make things a bit clearer for you. 

MeetUp Details:

Time: 6.30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Inspire 9

Location: Level 1 / 41-43 Stewart Street, Richmond

6:30pm - 7:00pm - Pizza, Socializing and Networking

7:00 - 7:10 - Housekeeping, Agenda & WordPress News

7:10pm - 7:50pm - Presentation: 

Making Your Site Truly Unique - Themes & Customisation

 - Warren Denley

We will begin with a brief overview of what themes are and what they can do for your site. Then we will move on to cover:

• Where to find a theme

• How to determine the right theme for you (for now)

• Some gotchas to watch out for

• How to install your theme

• How to make your theme look like the demo

• Taking customisation to the next level

7.50pm - 8.30pm: Open Discussion / Q&A

8:30pm - Wrap up

We'll then head to the nearby Post Office Hotel for drinks.

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  • Connie

    Good question John! I also would like to know how I can set up a full width slider. I have sliders on my main webpage, but don't know how to enlarge the image so that it fits the whole full page from one side of the screen to the other.

    Could someone advise? Thanks!

    November 16

  • John B.

    Ok here's 2 questions that are causing me to lose sleep. 1. How do you set up a full width slider (i.e. from one side of the screen to the other);
    2. How do make a menu stick to the the top while the rest of the page scrolls.

    An example is at www.sophos.com

    Moral: A little knowledge is not only dangerous, it fills you with a false sense of css.


    November 14

  • Chris B.

    Thanks for everyone that came along last night, here's the slide deck as promised:


    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or feedback from the talk :)

    2 · November 13

    • Chris B.

      Thanks Jason, chris -at- chrisburgess.com.au

      November 13

    • Sai

      Thank you so much Chris and everyone for sharing useful and informative resources. I can't have enough of it. :) See you all soon.

      November 14

  • Jason S.

    Yes agree with some of the other commentary. Was a very good presentation by Chris B on short notice.

    1 · November 13

  • Sergio F.

    Thanks Chris for the Themes presentation. As always, very informative and full of good points.

    1 · November 13

  • Chris La N.

    For those who like cutting edge, Just released today is the new firefox for developers, go download and experience a new browsing experience. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/

    1 · November 12

  • John B.

    I have a prior commitment so can't get there tonight, sadly. Themes - sounds like a good topic. I'm looking forward to seeing the recording. :-) Cheers, John. P.S Is there a developers meeting next week?

    November 12

    • Chris B.

      Hi John, the other organisers were tied up tonight so there wasn't anyone to film - but I'll be uploading the slides shortly and it's a topic I'm sure we cover again at future sessions :)

      November 13

    • John B.

      Hi Chris, thanks!

      November 13

  • Nat

    hi are we supposed to bring a laptop along? I have an Apple Mac and downloaded wordpress? haven't been to one of these before.

    November 12

    • Chris La N.

      No Nat you don't need to bring anything unless you want to take notes. Presentations are done in a relaxed atmosphere, and generally the presenter shares a link to slides, and If Anthony is back in Australia, he sometimes records a video of the speaker from the meetup, to find some of the past presentations, look here http://www.meetup.com...­. I personally take notes in my phone, but it depends on your preference.

      November 12

  • Peter E.

    Have a couple of websites and recently started a blog.
    Wanted to change theme of blog but bit scared I might muck it up. Looking forward to the evening.See you all then.

    November 11

    • Chris B.

      Hi Peter, it should be a good one!

      November 12

  • Warren D.

    Hey everyone - this month's user group is on next Wednesday and it is all about themes. Remember to RSVP if you are coming so we know how much pizza to order :)

    3 · November 6

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