Ben Attenborough and Zuzana Kunckova gave a presentation last night on Local Development and Child Themes. Here are the slides (click to open):
Here are some resources to help you with local development:
Good blog post from wpmudev: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-use-local-by-flywheel-for-quick-wordpress-development/
Local development software:
- Local by Flywheel (the one we demoed)
- Desktop Server
Feel free to suggest alternatives!
First checkout the official WordPress Codex documentation on child themes.
- WordPress developer handbook on child themes
- Smashing magazine article on child themes
The plugin we used to do create child themes automatically was Child Theme Configurator by Lilaea Media
Here’s a list of well-known starter themes:
If anyone has any questions or suggestions feel free to say!