WP Ann Arbor April 2014 - WordPress Theme Customization Best Practices

WordPress Ann Arbor
WordPress Ann Arbor
Public group


116 E. Washington St., Suite 220 · Ann Arbor, MI

How to find us

The meetup location is above "Arbor Brewing Company" just look for the "Ingenex" door.

Location image of event venue


So you've installed that shiny new WordPress theme and are ready to go. But wait...it doesn't look exactly the way you want it to. Now what?

In this session Kyle Maurer will walk you through practical, real-life examples of the how, what, where and why when it comes to customizing our WordPress theme.

Kyle will be covering issues such as:

• Child themes

• Theme options

• Using plugins to customize the theme

• Creating plugins to customize the theme

• Tips and tricks

Come prepared to learn and feel free to bring examples of theme customizations you want to make on your site for discussion and demonstration.

Speak Bio

Kyle Maurer is the co-founder and lead developer for Real Big Marketing which is a Jackson, Michigan based, full service marketing firm. Kyle has been developing WordPress websites full time since 2011. Kyle also co-organize the Jackson WP Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/JXNWP-meetup/). Kyle has a passion for working with WordPress, helping others with their online challenges, attending meetups and WordCamps and developing new WordPress plugins.

• Follow Kyle on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MrKyleMaurer)

• Connect with Kyle on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/maurerkyle/)

• Follow Kyle on GitHub (https://github.com/brashrebel)

• Add Kyle on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/1/+KyleMaurerRBM/)

Talk Level: Intermediate

Call for Topics & Speakers:

If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to talk about WordPress related topics, if you, or you know someone who would like to speak, please get in touch (http://wordpressannarbor.com/contact/).


(Please note: The meetup location is above "Arbor Brewing Company" just look for the "Ingenex (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20291031/wordpressa2/wpa2-meetup-door.JPG)" door.)


There is a parking structure opposite "Arbor Brewing Company". Parking costs $1.20 per hour.