WordPress – Understanding and Customizing Themes

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With over 1,330 themes on the WordPress site, along with many commercial themes and theme builder systems, you would think that anything you can imagine is available. With all of that, most people still feel the nee to customize or tweak a theme.

Understanding of how themes are constructed is the first step in determining what and how to customize a theme. At the most basic level, if the theme is built correctly, editing the CSS file will cover 80% of your needs.

From there some tricks of the trade and programming will be required to do more serious theme alterations.  You may not want to ever do anything major but you will at least understand what it is you are hiring a professional to do for you.

Remember: All MeetUps are repeated as online webinars as part of your “Time Challenged” series on the 4th Tuesday of each month.



  • 6 to 7 – (Optional) “no host” dinner and networking
  • 7 to 7:15 – Introductions and announcements
  • 7:15 to 8 – Presentations
  • 8 to 8:30 – Group Questions, Discussion and Networking



Oceanside , CA 92054 – USA

Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 PM

Attending: 2

Details: http://www.meetup.com/WebTechBusiness/events/16757497/

About John Moore

John Moore is the co-founder of SonicSpider, LLC in San Diego County, California. John is our head Internet developer, overseeing the direction of our technical services. He has been programming in a variety of languages for more than 25 years, first as the owner of the consulting and system architect/design company, Micro-Phyla Systems, which provided services to enterprise level companies, and then as a principle with SonicSpider LLC. SonicSpider has two primary divisions, SonicWebTech for programming, ecommerce solutions, and general web oriented technical assistance - and RightStart Websites, specializing in WordPress, which provide low cost web packages and website enhancements that can span your needs from "do it yourself" to "do it all for me". John is also a PayPal Certified Developer and has extensive experience with many payment gateway solutions.
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