Customizing WordPress

Everyone wants a unique web presence. WordPress makes this easy by allowing us to customize our website to our heart’s content.

BUT, where do you start? Where does all that custom code go? Maybe you’ve gone through a tutorial (or ten!) that instructed you to, “Put that custom style in your Child Theme” or “Just add this snippet to your functions.php file”, or some other direction for customizing your site.

In this talk, we’ll explore the overall structure of WordPress themes and plugins, and look at where to put custom CSS, JS, and PHP code, as well as the pros and cons for each approach. We’ll also refer back to the concepts from last month’s Child Theme discussion and explore extra resources to help us customize our websites.

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