Themes are fundamental to a WordPress site.  But, they usually require some customization to get them to look as you want them to.  In this presentation I show you how to properly customize a WordPress theme using Child Themes, so that you can safely make changes to a theme without modifying the author’s code.

I originally gave this presentation at WordCamp Seattle 2015: Beginner Edition on 24 October 2015.  I was unhappy with the way that the presentation came out using Slides.com’s interface, so I rebuilt the deck as a regular presentation using LibreOffice.  The original presentation slides are still available.

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2015-11-09
- New visual design.
- Various, minor language tweaks.
- Corrected comment markers on [Step 6]