Last weekend I ventured back to BlogWorld & the New Media Expo and Las Vegas WordCamp. The great thing is that all three conferences were consolidated in the Las Vegas Convention Center. I closed out WordCamp with a Session on How to Design a WordPress Theme in Minutes. The video from the event is not yet available, but the slides are below:
This was an expanded version of the ‘Intro’ level presentation that I provided a few weeks ago at WordCamp Birmingham.
The big difference is that I demonstrated how to use multiple themes in a single WordPress configuration. Multiple themes that anyone could design and later iterate modifications themselves. I also highlighted a few of the techniques that I utilized to build our strategic partner’s site at Grass Shack Events & Media.
Here is the basic code that I utilized to create and call a default header as well as alternate headers based on an if then else selection:
// example of using header file based on pages
// note that you can either use page ID, Page Name or Page Slug
// this one uses page title
This month I will also create additional step by step video tutorials to share with people that were unable to attend this session. Alternately, if you would like me to speak at a conference or event in your area, please contact me to discuss availability.