April 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.