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, then...it'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 (http://wpnyc.org/video/) or YouTube channel. (http://www.youtube.com/user/wordpressnyc) 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 (http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/videos/wpnyc/) to caption some of our videos, making them accessible to people who are deaf.

GET ONE-ON-ONE ASSISTANCE AT OUR HELP DESK:

The experts from Tadpole.cc (http://tadpole.cc/) will be available throughout the evening to help you with your WordPress issues and answer your questions.

"WPNYC GIVES BACK" RAFFLE:

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 > (http://wpnyc.org/gives-back/)

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Lara Schenck (http://notlaura.com/) 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 (http://www.planningwrite.com) is a writer and web designer. She writes on niche topics, and publishes two blogs (http://www.residentplanningeek.com/wgisblog) that have collectively received over 42,000 visits. She currently teaches the course Digital Resumes for High School Students.