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WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/02/24

The WordPress TV Team wants to give a shout out to the WordPress Weekly podcast hosts Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch. In their latest episode, they have started to highlight videos that have been published on WordPress TV. You can listen to WordPress Weekly Episode 264 here. Many thanks to Jeff and Marcus, we appreciate all of your hard work!

Child Themes

Even though this is a slow time of the year as far as videos being submitted, there is still a lot of great content that is worth mentioning.

This week we are going to feature two videos that discuss Child Themes. If you have been involved in WordPress for even a short amount of time, you have heard the benefits of using a child theme. You can read an article from the WordPress Codex here.

Nick Adams: Getting Started with Child Themes

At WordCamp Montreal Nick explains what child themes are and why they should be used. He then shows how to create a child theme using both a plugin as well as manually creating a new directory and putting in a custom style.css and functions.php file.

Torsten Landsiedel: The Child-Theme-Dilemma

From WordCamp Milano, Torsten has a presentation talk for people who don’t want to be a beginner any longer and need to be intermediates. Including a plugin solution.

Slides for this presentation can be found here.


WordCamp Video Highlight 2016/12/09

As a WordPress user (maybe you can read that as an intermediate beginner), a lot of the content on WordPress TV is very interesting to me: SEO, REST API, blogging, themes, plugins, etc. Now, implementing what I watch in the videos is another issue best not discussed here.

These two videos come from WordCamp Milano 2016 which was held on October 22nd.

Torsten Landsiedel: The Child-Theme-Dilemma

In his presentation, Torsten talks about the reasons users should use child themes to make customizations to their sites.

A talk for people who don’t want to be beginner any longer and need to be intermediates. 

Slides for his presentation can be seen HERE.

Bernhard Kau: Child Plugins

Wait…..whaaaat? Child Plugins? That is correct! Bernard discusses the concept of a “child” plugin to make modifications without making changes to the original code.

In this session I would like to present some of there techniques and talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Slides for his presentation can be found HERE.

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