Santa Cruz Wordpress Monthly Meetup: Testing New Themes

Our agenda:

Starting at 6:00 !

6-6:15pm  Introductions & "Burning Issues"

6:15-7:30pm  Testing New Themes

Web Designer Sara Smith, Sapient Design, will take us through the scenario of how to test or customize themes without wreaking havoc on your live website. She will explain how to migrate a copy of your site to a test server using Backup Buddy, apply a theme, create a child theme, then use Firebug as a tool to tweak and customize the theme’s stylesheet/CSS. Lastly, she’ll show how some themes and frameworks have a space in the admin to put custom CSS and where to put the CSS for ones that don’t.

Resources for this Meetup and All Previous Meetups can be found at Melody's blog.  Note the last tab is "WordPress Resources," and the "drop down" menu has all dates with specific links.

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  • David N.

    Sara Lorien Smith of gave a clear presentation.

    Once again, Melody Sharp has come through on another solid Meetup session.

    July 19, 2012

  • Jim F.

    The presentation was excellent. I'm sorry to have arrived late, I was confused about the start time.

    July 19, 2012

  • Jack C.

    Another excellent & informative presentation!

    July 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presenter was well organized, prepared and confident, competent in the topics. Good with answering questions. Couple of glitches happened in live demo, but the talk and slides made up for that. Inspiring to keep pluggin along with Wordpress, do backups and play with quality themes! Learned and got good review on a good amount of basic, useful info about themes, childthemes, tweaking design and backup buddy. Great presentation. Hoping she does workshops or teaching on web stuff.

    July 19, 2012

  • Tisha

    The meet-up was very informative and as always I learned a lot. Melody Sharp keeps the meetings on track and you will always learn something new. The resources are good too !

    July 19, 2012

  • Todd S.

    Excellent information about BackUp Buddy and child themes! Thanks Sara!!

    July 19, 2012

  • Melody S.

    Nice pace, well informed and took the time needed to explain just how the process should be accomplished.

    July 19, 2012

  • Judy O.

    Looking forward to this topic since our site was hacked last week and it was 24 hours of STRESS!

    June 13, 2012

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