Examples

Let's say your theme is showing something on your pages and posts, but you aren't sure where to go to get rid of it. You've checked the Customizer and there is no option to remove.

In my example, we are looking at Hestia. Here's our category archive.

We've got a portfolio here, so we might no...

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You might just be wrangling with removing post dates in WordPress's TwentySeventeen theme. Seems like there ought to be an option in the Customizer to remove them, right? Someone ought to code that! Well, maybe we're short on time and high on bravery. Let's find a faster way to remove those pesky da...

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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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