This week I had an interesting challenge. To order all posts within a website alphabetically for a college course directory. Additionally, the News & Events category would need to remain organized by newest to oldest.
This is the home for my Twenty Seventeen Child Theme featured in my talk Dipping into Child Themes.
Theme development looks complicated but it doesn’t have to be. WordPress Child Themes give you the power to progressively enhance a theme and adapt it to suit your needs.
This post supplement’s Joseph Dickson’s Child Theme talk at the Inland Empire Meetup on July 3rd, 2018
Concepts used in this presentation include
- style.css and functions.php usage
- Repeated post content under every post using WP_Query
- Removing Google Fonts & Replacing it with a local hosted font
- Adding custom shortcodes
IEWP Child Themes presentation (Libre Office Impress .opd file)
Twenty Seventeen Child IEWP JD (Child Theme .zip file)
I created this child theme purely for educational and experimental purposes.
This simple child theme that does nothing. It’s an empty stylesheet, and has a functions.php file that imports the parent and a placeholder screenshot.png.
Feel free to download it, add your custom code. The Twenty Seventeen theme remains stock and will receive updates and pass those along to the child theme.