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Theme Customization Basics

I just got through a difficult move from Virginia Beach back to my hometown Hampton across the pond, so I didn't schedule the June Southside meetup yet. I'm going to reschedule the slot I have left at the Central Library for July so I can adequately plan and invite more people and you, my WordPress peeps, have enough time to plan to come out to the scheduled meetup.

In this meetup I'm going to give a primer on theming. Do you think the look of the theme you're using just doesn't cut it? Do you want to swap out the color palette or change the font? Then you'll need to roll up your sleeves and customize that theme! Theming is the basis of WordPress customization and design. I will show you how to take a given theme, make a child theme, find the important layout classes and ID's of a site in your style.css file (the stylesheet) and customize them, and customize common styles.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm blogging about this event for InMotion Hosting, if anyone that went would like to be mentioned and have their site shared please let me know! It was nice to meet you all :)

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Will

      Hello Melodie, I remember you mentioned something about a FTP app for the iPad during our last meet up. Was it "FTP on the Go Pro?" I know using a laptop is the best choice. Thanks for any help.

      July 26, 2013

    • Melodie

      I use FTP Client Pro. I think it was only $3.99 compared to $9.99 for FTP on the Go, and it's the highest rated FTP client on the App Store.

      July 27, 2013

  • Arnel C.

    Thanks for organizing the group! I look forward to making further meetups and learning more about WP as it moves forward.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Will

    Great info for the beginner like myself.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Melodie

    Wow, we got quite a group tonight! Looking forward to seeing everybody and sharing with you all!

    July 16, 2013

  • Niki P.

    Hi there! I just joined today and see there is a meetup tonight. Won't be able to make it tonight, but I was wondering how often this group meets. Thanks!

    July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Welcome aboard! They've been happening about once or twice a month.

      July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a nano business owner attempting to build my own Wordpress site.

    July 16, 2013

  • Lois

    Look forward to the information and meeting like minded wordpress folks

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Will

    I'm looking forward to learning more about WordPress & glad this meetup is in the evening because I have to travel from Yorktown.

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a freelance social media manager, love to connect with local wordpress community! Twitter: @evelyn330

    June 26, 2013

  • Celena B.

    Oh good! Something in the evening, not during office hours. Need to check with the "daddy-sitter" but I should be able to make it.

    June 24, 2013

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