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WordPress DC Presentation – Leveraging CSS to Change Your Theme

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If you’re not following me on Facebook or Twitter, you may not have heard yet, but I am presenting at an upcoming WordPress DC meetup!

It will be on Tuesday, January 11th at 7 PM located at Fathom Creative‘s office in DC. More details on location, parking, etc. can be found on the meetup page (linked previously).

What I’ll be talking about

I’ll be talking about how to edit your themes through just CSS. More specifically, how to edit them through the classes output by WordPress functions such as body_class, comment_class, and post_class. Each will come with a practical example.


Click the image below to launch the slide presentation.

WordPress DC Slides

Sample Child Theme

Can be downloaded here.


These slides are pretty much finished but I may edit them between now and the presentation. I also might update this post in the future with additional information and presentation materials.

If you happen to be in the DC area, I’d love it if you could make it! All you have to do is sign up with the WordPress DC meetup group and RVSP to the event.


Leland Fiegel was the original founder of ThemeLab. He is a web developer who loves WordPress and blogging.