There comes a time when working with a WordPress project where you want to not include certain CSS from a parent theme or plugin. For example, a parent theme may include extra stylesheets that you don't want or a plugin may be adding styles that conflict with your site. On a recent project, I wanted to remove … Continue reading How to Deregister, Unqueue and Unhook a Parent Theme CSS Stylesheet
Big shout out to Otto for his article on Child Themes. I was recently trying to overwrite parent theme functions and came across this article. Scroll down a bit to Overriding Functions to see how it's done.
I wasn't able to WordCamp Orange County in 2013, but if I had, I would have enjoyed checking out this cool talk in person. The presenter, Alex Vasquez, does a good job explaining the differences and similarities between frameworks, parent/child themes, and starter themes. His slide deck has some awesome illustrations.
We all know it's a bad idea to customize the default WordPress theme templates because when updating it would wipe out your edits. Instead, we create a child theme. To do this, first we create a new theme folder. Then comes the CSS style.css file with the following meta comment at the top, followed by … Continue reading How to Create a 2012 Child Theme in WordPress