Second Run of the Child Theme Training Module…

Second Run of the Child ThemeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. Training Module

Last night I did a test run of the Child Theme Training Module at the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup (

It was a small group – around 10 folks with varying skill sets. I told them about the training project and let them know they were helping test it and that I wanted their feedback at the end.

I did make a slide deck for the training It contained the main points and notes I could refer to (hit the S key to see the notes while viewing the slides).

I went through each section and did a live demo of building a child theme at the same time. We skipped the group exercises for lack of time and because it was not a classroom situation, but I did just ask folks to talk through how they would do the exercises. As a group they did well on the quiz.

Overall, I think it went great, the feedback was very positive. I asked people what they thought and they said they understood the material.

I asked them how it could be better. @liamdempsey thought the graphics illustrating how the Child Theme affects the Parent could be better. I asked him to please send me any mock ups or suggestions. Another person said it would be helpful to know information about the setup on the demo computer – Browser, OS, text editor, etc. – at the outset of the class.

Most of the folks at the MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. are coming to WCPhilly. I let them know we were planning on working on more modules at Dev day.