March 2015 ***Not Beginner*** Meetup

Introducing WordPress theme development

I’m going to be giving a presentation introducing beginner WordPress developers to theme development. We will cover topics such as theme structure, content types, the loop, styles, functions.php, and even deploying a theme with git/github, given the time. A basic knowledge of PHP and the usage of WordPress is required for this talk. We will not be discussing user-facing features, rather the code that generates the pages that users see. Slides and source code will be provided!

Presented by: Connor Hicks.  Connor is the newest intern at Automattic! He works for the WordPress VIP team working on internal tools. He also attended Carleton University studying Computer Science, with a concentration in mobile development and web services.

This is an introductory level talk for anyone who is interested in learning how to begin customizing WordPress. 

Meeting Details:

This is a meetup in our “Not Beginner” series. This series of talks is for WordPress (or related) presentations that are not at a beginner level.  Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but there will be an assumption in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some knowledge of WordPress.

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive.  Robertson Hall marked on Google: http://goo.gl/maps/1UkxO

Parking on campus requires payment, but all of the lots, including the garage just to the north of Roberson Hall, cap at $7 for the evening after 5pm. http://www5.carleton.ca/parking/visitors/parking-rates/

No donations for this meeting!  (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)

Agenda

7:00 – General announcements

7:10 – Presentation

8:00 – Q&A

8:30 – Wrap-up

 

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