For our next PDXWP User Group meetup, Eric Mann, Senior Web Engineer with 10up, will be stopping by to talk about how to customize your WordPress site with functions.php. His talk description is as follows:
You don't need to be a developer to bend WordPress to your will. Every plugin, theme, and even WordPress itself can be easily controlled with just a few lines of code. Most of this code you can get for free online in forums, but knowing what it does and what you can do with it is important. I won't teach you to write award-winning PHP in one evening, but I will show you how to control the way plugins and your theme work without killing your site with a white-screen-of-death.