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Los Angeles WordPress Message Board › February Meetup: Templates and Template Tags Demystified - A WordPress Workshop

February Meetup: Templates and Template Tags Demystified - A WordPress Workshop

Natalie M.
Los Angeles, CA
The Southern California Meetup Group announces our February meetup:

Templates and Template Tags Demystified: A WordPress Workshop
presented by Austin Passey

Austin Passy is a freelance web designer and WordPress developer. You can find his work at Frosty Web Designs, and follow him on Twitter.

This workshop is open to all, but is particularly intended for our web developer members who are learning to develop custom WordPress themes or who are interested in customizing prebuilt themes. Thorough knowledge of HTML and CSS are required for creating custom themes, but if you just know a little you might pick up a few tidbits for tweaking a theme.

Our sponsor, Packt Publishing, has also provided us with a copy of WordPress Theme Design that we'll be raffling off during the meetup. Automattic (the company behind WordPress) has also provided us with WordPress swag - pencils, buttons, stickers and tattoos.

Purple Pen Productions, our group's sponsor, will be providing light refreshments. Please note any special restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, allergies, etc) when you RSVP.
A former member
Post #: 1
One of the things that Austin Passy talked about was the Theme Update feature in WordPress 3.0. This feature has been available since 2.9 and changing the name of the theme in the style.css does not disable it. I found a plugin that will disable this feature that will keep your clients from updating and overwriting your theme customization.
You can find the plugin here:­
Natalie M.
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 12
You should also be able to disable the automatic update option by editing some of the other theme info at the top of style.css (not just the name, but also the Theme URL) and then renaming the theme folder to something else so that WordPress won't recognize it.
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