Last August I presented a WordPress workshop that taught the basics of customizing a WordPress theme. As part of the workshop, I created a 60 page step-by-step tutorial with an exercise of making over the default WordPress theme with several customizations to the theme including;

  • Creating a child theme
  • Changing the width of the theme
  • Changing colors, fonts and positioning in the header
  • Widening the sidebar
  • Creating a custom home.php file to use for the home page
  • Adding conditional content in the sidebar
  • Create custom wide page template with no sidebar for photo gallery

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