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Create a Child Theme in Wordpress by Eric on February 1, 2020

Wordpress is a great way to get a site up and running quickly.  A lot of people think it is just for blogs but it can be whatever you'd like it to be with its customizable themes and content manager.  There are hundreds of Wordpress themes online and a lot of times you might really like everything about a theme except for a few changes.  To make those changes the best thing to do is create a child theme. A child theme is a way to update and make changes to a base theme.  There are just a few steps you need to take to create a child theme and then you'll be ready to make changes. • Create a directory in your themes folder for your child theme • The general naming convention is to name the folder the name of the theme with a -child appended to the end. Example: greattheme-child. • In the child directory create a style.css file.  It must start with the following lines. /* Theme Name: Great Theme Child Theme URI: http://example.com/great-theme-child/ Description: Great Theme Child...

Starting Again by Eric on February 1, 2020

Hello, Welcome to my new blog. Created for me to take notes on my every day workings and findings in the areas of web development and computer science. I will try to update regularly with notes that I take each day working on the various projects that I do. A little about myself, I am a recent graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. I work full-time as the software engineering manager for a textile testing company and do sub-contract work on the side. I created this blog as a place to keep my notes, establish discussion, and learn the tricks of programming and designing WordPress sites. The site is named Eric Saupe, as that is my name, and the tagline (for now) is Things my wife doesn’t understand. Often while I was at school and coming home from work I would want to tell someone about the cool new things I learned or discovered and my wife, Carly, was always the only one around so I would tell her. She would smile and nod her head bu...