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Parent / Child Themes (Theme Frameworks): Why You Should Use Them

  • Apr 20, 2010 · 6:30 PM

Same place... same time... great speaker. The Parent/Child theme structure (also known as a "Theme Framework") is a powerful and simple way to customize an existing theme, or build a new theme, quickly and easily. There are several full featured Theme frameworks that utilize the parent/child structure and hierarchy to create an extremely powerful Theme development platform that is perfect for
beginners and professionals alike. Come to the next WordPressNYC Meetup to learn more about the parent/child theme structure, some of the popular frameworks built around this concept, and how to get the most from them.
Perfect for WordPress 3.0 We'll also take a quick look at some features coming up in WordPress 3.0 and you will see how using a Parent/Child theme framework such as Hybrid or Genesis positions your site to upgrade to these new features with one click, instead of the painstaking process of modifying the code of your existing theme. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced WordPress user, or a Theme Designer, this Meetup will change the way you use themes.
About the Speaker Daisy Olsen has been working with computers since the Commodore 64, with php/MySQL content management systems since 2001 (Anyone remember PostNuke?) and has been dedicated to working with WordPress for the last several years. After starting a WordPress powered hobby blog in 2006 she quickly discovered that her heart was on the backend and developing blogs for others was far more fulfilling than actually blogging. Since then she has worked on many blogs and non-blog websites to create individualized website solutions built on WordPress as both a blogging platform and a CMS. She works as a blog/website development consultant from WP Mama. She is also the Director of Operations for Blissfully Domestic, a web-based magazine powered by WordPress with over 400 contributing authors.

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  • liz m.

    Fantastic, always.

    April 23, 2010

  • chris

    I'm not familiar enough with web development to understand a lot of what
    everyone was talking about. But thats ok. I was excited when I saw the new 3.0 WP!!
    Looks like something even I can work with!!! Hahah
    Chris "Jonesy" Jones

    April 21, 2010

  • Denise G.

    extremely useful!!!

    April 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will definitely check it out.

    April 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    This meetup was very informative. I have a better understanding of how WordPress processes the files in the parent and child themes, and am excited about the upcoming additions in WordPress 3.0. Daisy was a clear, articulate speaker and many in the audience had interesting questions.

    April 21, 2010

  • Rindy P.

    Daisy is always an informative presenter

    April 21, 2010

  • Chris M.

    For the convenience of not having to worry as much about updated when they happen.

    April 20, 2010

  • Joly M.

    Warm company. Highly educational. Daisy's a great speaker.

    April 20, 2010

  • Steve M.

    Daisy was very good - obviously knowledgeable and into it. You were very good, especially, when you asked folks to hold their questions until the end so Daosy had the opp to answer before they were asked. It was a large crowd, so it's understood the levels of tech proficiency varied. I would look forward to a deeper dive.

    April 20, 2010

  • Kurt

    Daisy's knows her stuff!

    Bring her back anytime.

    April 20, 2010

  • Joly M.

    See for Daisy at WordCamp NYC putting together a child theme in 4 minutes !

    Hopefully she will go a little slower on 4/20.

    April 7, 2010

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