WordPress Theme Editing Basics for TwentyTen & TwentyEleven Default Themes

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In this video I demonstrate how to do some basic editing on the default WordPress themes (Twentyten and Twentyeleven) to reduce the header size and remove some of the items that, in my opinion, take up way too much space in the header. In the process, I show the basics of setting up a child theme and provide a glimpse into how I use local copies of WordPress running on my computer to make theme editing a lot quicker and simpler. I also demonstrate how to preview changes in Firebug and then copy those changes into your theme css file. This tutorial is intended for non-techies…if you are an expert, then this isn’t for you. Enjoy!

26 thoughts on “WordPress Theme Editing Basics for TwentyTen & TwentyEleven Default Themes

  1. I'll never be able to do this, but your explanations and way you instruct is one of the best I've seen after watching many other demonstrations on different topics. I'll continue to watch other videos you've made I'm sure I'll learn something very useful from them, keep up this great work, you're the best, thank you.

  2. Hi
    Please do you have any idea of how I can remove the dates from posts on a twenty eleven theme blog? If not,please do you know which themes are compatible with the date exclusion plugin as I don't mind changing the theme.Thanks.Mary

  3. Thank you, for taking the time to make this excellent video! I am brand new to the world of WordPress and CMS, after using M$ FrontPage for my web sites, for many years. Well done!

  4. Great job! Thanks for taking time to make it. I have a one question. How did you know to look in the function php when you were editing the height of the header?

  5. Great job! Thanks for taking time to make it. I have a one question. How did you know to look in the function php when you were editing the height of the header?

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