What is a child theme? A child theme in WordPress is a theme that inherits the style and functional elements of a “parent” theme. It is a safe and efficient way of making edits to a main theme that is developed and updated by another group. When WordPress puts out an update, sometimes your theme […]
Welcome to the sixth and final part in the WordPress Walkthrough Series! Like the last video, we continue to update and format our content. There are a couple topics that I did not cover like how to link the contact form with your email. The instructions are in the settings of the plugin.
In the fifth part, we continue to customize the website. This part emphasizes the problems that you sometimes run into when making a website. Many times you have an idea for what you want it to look like in your mind, but working with the margins, padding, sections, columns, rows, typography, and plugins can be […]
In part 4 we continue to build out the website. Giving some real testimonials on the homepage adds a personal touch that your visitors notice immediately. Then working on the blog page, what I consider one of the most important ‘content’ pages that your website can have. Finally, some content and the blueprint for the […]
In Part 3, we switched themes from Roofer to Ofeo. The new theme is still free and should serve the mission of the walkthrough series better than the Roofer theme. Also in this video, we went through the process of installing plugins for the Ofeo theme and updating one of the default WordPress plugins. Finally, […]
In part 2 we go through an update procedure of WordPress and install a free basic theme. Watch out for the free themes with the word “Lite” in the title as it will likely be extremely difficult to work with it without buying into the full version. We established our website to be an informational […]