Geoff Myers: How to Choose the Right Theme & Customize It the Right Way (By Using a Child Theme)

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“How to Choose the Right Theme & Customize It the Right Way (By Using a Child Theme)” 
Presented by Geoff Myers, Digital Marketing Consultant & CEO of SimDex LLC 

This presentation and subsequent group discussion is meant for both beginners of WordPress (“choosing the right theme”) and intermediate users of WordPress (“creating a child theme”).

Geoff will be covering the following subtopics:

  • Where do I start when searching for a WordPress theme for my site? What are the best places to look for high-quality themes?
  • What do I look for in a WordPress theme to determine whether it meets the highest technical quality standards? (hint: use Theme Check)
  • Effective strategies and best practices for choosing a WordPress theme that will work for you in the short term and long run (i.e. how to save yourself frustration later on)
  • Free themes versus paid themes: What’s the difference? Is it worth paying? Where should I go?
  • How to create a Child Theme and add customizations without overwriting the original theme’s code (e.g. copying and editing CSS stylesheets and PHP templates from the original theme)

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