Past Meetup

Building Themes for WordPress

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Price: $80.00 /per person
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UPDATE: Class date has been changed to December. On the bright side, you have more time to sign up now if you haven't done so yet :)

This WordPress course runs for two days on Saturday, Dec.14 and Sunday, Dec.15 from 12pm to 4:15pm.

This class is for WordPress users with a HTML/CSS skill set who want to learn how to build custom themes for WordPress.

We'll cover the following:

Day 1 - Intro to Wordpress themes, Child Themes, Starter Themes and Theme Templates: You'll leave with an understanding of how WordPress themes work, how to find and install them, how to safely modify them and how to create theme templates.

Day 2 - Building Theme Functionality: You'll learn how to build theme functionality such as: widgetized areas, custom widgets, menu areas and custom post types. There will be project time at the end of day 2 to work on themes and answer specific questions.

If you need financial assistance, please fill out our scholarship application here (


• Intermediate or higher level WordPress user (stand alone install, NOT

• Strong familiarity with HTML/CSS (PHP a plus, but not required)

• Ability to use a text editor to edit code

Please come to class with:

• A laptop

• A locally or remotely hosted sandbox WordPress site to play around with

• Your favorite text editor

• Graphics editing software (optional)

About Meredith Matthews, our Instructor:

Meredith Matthews provides website development, consulting and design services to business and non-profit organizations worldwide. She specializes in developing on the open-source platform WordPress and has built her career fixing the mistakes of other WordPress experts and providing practical, ground-level assistance to business owners and creatives who are reconsidering their personal relationships to DIY web projects. She flees from marketing and PR projects, has never applied for or been awarded a grant for anything, and studied communications at Fordham University.