Examples

You may have chosen a WordPress theme that nests its functionality within subfolders. Some of these subfolders may not be accessible from the 'Appearance' - 'Editor' panel. For example, if you see references to something like templates/content/content.php in your single.php file and you can't find c...

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Why Child Themes?

For logistical reasons, we do not focus on writing child themes from scratch in this course. My WordPress server is set-up to only access one theme per student. However, you may find yourself working for an organization that needs a website refresh. I say refresh, because I don't...

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This brief tutorial demonstrates how to remove specific metadata from the Revolve theme, but the principles apply to many other themes as well.

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You may have heard of the template tag the_excerpt. In most themes, it's the piece of code that tells your WordPress archive how much of a post to display essentially as a preview. Chances are that your theme utilizes this tag in some way. It is most commonly used to display a preview of blog posts. Below is an example from a category page in the Athena WordPress theme.

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This example will show you how to make a small code change for a big impact on your theme's loop.

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Most modern WordPress themes make use of a customization panel found at bop.indiana.edu/yoursitenamegoeshere/wp-admin/customize.php . Here's an example of customizations that can be made using the Connexions Lite theme.

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In this example, I'll show you how to look sequentially through a theme. You'll want to start out with index.php and move down the WordPress hierarchy to find specific elements to modify.

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