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February Meetup: Creating custom child themes for WordPress

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Join us for our February WordPress Meetup on Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm. The meetup will take place at the: Colket Translational Research Building (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia research campus).

Meetup Topic: Creating custom child themes in WordPress

Presenter: Tracy Levesque (@liljimmi ( of YIKES, Inc (

Themes are a major part of any WordPress powered website. Tracy will take us through the power of child themes, including creating and customizing the Twenty Eleven default WordPress theme, in her presentation.

Topics include:

What is a child theme? Why you should use a child theme How to make a child theme Understanding theme files Creating custom templates and much more! There will also be plenty of time for questions at the end of her presentation.

* Please note the new Meetup location. We will be sending out a map detailing the location and available parking areas prior to the Meetup.


For those driving:

Parking can be had at the Wood Center parking garage or the Penn Tower parking garage.

SEPTA riders can take Regional Rail to the University City station and take a brief walk over to the Colket Building. Additionally, the 34th & Market MFL station is only a few blocks away as well.

More information is available on the Research institute's website (

This ( Google Map highlights the meetup location as well as the parking and SEPTA options.

For those using SEPTA:

See CHOP's information page ( regarding public transit. There are multiple options.