April 2016 WordPress Meet-Up

Creating a WordPress Child Theme

Child themes are the safest way to customize and tweak your WordPress theme while still allowing you to apply updates to your site. At this meetup, we’ll discuss what a child theme is and the benefits of using one. We’ll also go through the process of creating and activating a child theme, as well as how to make modifications to your WordPress site using a child theme.

Presented by: Liz MacDonell.  Liz is a web developer and digital product manager. Liz started working with and falling in love with WordPress 3 years ago.

NOTE: Child themes, while not a basic topic, are an extremely important topic, and everyone who manages a WordPress site should know how to create a child theme.  Liz is targeting this talk to be at a beginner level so that users of all levels can learn how to use child themes on their sites.


6:00 – General announcements

6:05 – Presentation(s)

7 ish – Questions

7:30 – Open help session “Happiness Bar” – get answers to your WordPress questions.

Meeting Details:


We have a private space reserved downstairs. Enter the main doors, turn left, and down the stairs.

No donations for this meeting!  If attendees buy enough food etc. from the pub it covers our tab.  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $150-450/year)