WordPress Customisation for Dummies (Like Me): Workshop WordCamp Cape Town 2016

A lot of beginners encounter all sort of tutorials on how to add some custom code to the functions.php file or even more basic: change the layout beyond what the customizer allows.


In this workshop, I introduce WordPress beginners to some good standards in terms of customisation.

  • Choosing a plugin that allows custom CSS (like Jetpack and Simple Custom CSS)
  • Setting up a child theme
  • Adding custom CSS to that child theme or through the plugin
  • Adding custom PHP to the child theme



Here are some of the most valuable sources in the workshop:

By Job

Hallo! I'm a Belgian living in Cape Town with a passion for education, training and WordPress, trying to combine the three at the WooCommerce team of Automattic. In my spare time I run an e-zine called CULTURESHOCK, and enjoy movies, music, photography, reading, travelling, good food and (Belgian) beer.

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