Child Themes: A Crash Course

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What is a child theme, and when should you use one? When shouldn't you use one? Do they still have a place in the age of starter themes? Of course! Let's talk about a few use cases, pros and cons,'s demo time. We'll create a child theme for Twenty Twelve, set up a stylesheet, implement a few useful hooks and filters, and talk best practices along the way.

OPENING PRESENTATION: Using Amara to caption WPNYC videos

Over the years, this meetup has recorded 99.9% of our presentations. You can find them on our community site ( or YouTube channel. ( Though YouTube tries to auto caption some of them, they don't always do a good job. Winstina Hughes will talk about her experience using Amara ( to caption some of our videos, making them accessible to people who are deaf.


The experts from ( will be available throughout the evening to help you with your WordPress issues and answer your questions.


We will raffle off $1 for each user that RSVP's. This money will be split between:

• One WPNYC member.

• A WordPress developer that has donated a free theme or plugin to the community (chosen by the member winner)

Check out our past winners > (


Lara Schenck ( is a freelance web designer, instructor, and fresh NYC transplant from Pittsburgh. Her freelance work focuses on custom websites for both businesses and individuals. She also teaches Front-end Web Development at General Assembly, and works part-time for the Institute of Play at Quest to Learn.

Winstina S. Hughes ( is a writer and web designer. She writes on niche topics, and publishes two blogs ( that have collectively received over 42,000 visits. She currently teaches the course Digital Resumes for High School Students.