WordPress Meetup: A Beginner’s Guide to Developing a WordPress Theme

WordPress Helsinki
WordPress Helsinki
Public group

Every 1st Wednesday of the month


Porkkalankatu 20 A · Helsinki

How to find us

Follow the signs with the WordPress logo.

Location image of event venue


The WordPress Helsinki meetup group aims to bring people together of all skill levels, from beginners to WordPress professionals. WordPress Helsinki is purely organised by community volunteers, and operates under the WordPress code of conduct.

In December we will go back to the basics of theme building. Sami is a very active, and loved member of the WordPress community. He has contributed extensively to WordPress in accessibility, themes, plugins, Gutenberg, and he is also one of the organisers of this meetup group. Sami describes his coming talk as follows:

In this talk, we’ll discuss how you can start building your own custom WordPress theme. We’ll take a look at the basic steps from scratch such as:

– Stylesheets
– Template files
– Template hierarchy
– The loop

There will be a live demo showing how it all works.

17:15 – Doors open
17:30 – Opening words
17:40 – Presentation: A Beginner’s Guide to Developing a WordPress Theme
19:00 – Drinks & networking at Frantic
19:30 – Amsterdam, next to the Ruoholati Metro Station

This session will be in English.

Drinks & snacks will be kindly sponsored by Frantic (https://www.frantic.com).

As always, if you can’t make it earlier or just want to sit down for a chat, you’re more than welcome to join us after the talk for drinks in Amsterdam.

If you have any questions, leave a comment or contact us directly through the contact form on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Twitter @WPHelsinki (https://twitter.com/WPHelsinki) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WPHelsinki/). If you prefer a more direct approach, you can find most of the community members on the #meetups-helsinki channel on Slack.

See you on Wednesday!



The local Finnish Slack community is a great place to meet other WordPress enthusiasts online and get help and advice with WordPress-related issues.

We’ve written a brief introduction on our meetup page if you're interested in joining: http://www.meetup.com/WPHelsinki/pages/Slack/



If you’d like to speak at an upcoming meetup or suggest some topics you’d like to hear about, leave a comment on our meetup board (http://www.meetup.com/WPHelsinki/messages/boards/thread/49133846) or contact us on the #meetups-helsinki channel on Slack.



Our meetups are run by volunteers and could always use some support from the professional community. If your company is interested in sponsoring an upcoming meetup or hearing more about it, leave a message on the #meetups-helsinki channel on Slack or contact us directly through our meetup page.


Local communities on Twitter

Helsinki, https://twitter.com/WPHelsinki (#WPHEL)
Jyväskylä, https://twitter.com/WPJyvaskyla (#WPJKL)
Oulu, https://twitter.com/WPOulu (#WPOUL)
Seinäjoki, https://twitter.com/WPSeinajoki (#WPSJK)
Tampere, https://twitter.com/WPTampere (#WPTRE)
Turku, https://twitter.com/WPTurku (#WPTKU)

To reach the whole WordPress community in Finland on Twitter, use the hashtag #WPFI (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WPFI)