Speaker: Ricky Blacker – How To Tweak Your WordPress Theme

Ricky Blacker

Ricky Blacker

We’ve got yet another speaker announcement for you! Once you’ve learnt about WordPress themes you’ll probably want to start customising and creating child themes so Ricky Blacker will teach you how you can get started doing that. Ricky will present a simple guide to bending your WordPress theme to your will! Learn how to tweak and change the design of your website without hundreds of plugins or years of coding experience. Using easy to learn skills, you will unleash your inner designer, and become a WordPress master!

Ricky’s presentation will cover some of the following topics:

  • Preparing your WordPress site for customisation.
  • Some of the tools needed to achieve amazing results.
  • Simple beginners tips to make basic changes beyond your themes customizer.
  • What a WordPress child theme is.
  • How to create a WordPress child theme.

Ricky is a self taught web professional who found and fell in love with WordPress, and the community behind it while looking for a CMS platform to build websites for clients. He soon fell down a rabbit hole full of plugins, themes and passionate WordPress devotees, which forever changed his life and has taken him on an extraordinary journey, filled with late night talks with equally enamoured Wordies and fueled by craft beers.

Ricky runs Data Guru, a small web design business based on Brisbane’s Northside, which develops sites for small to medium sized businesses, as well as doing Pro Bono work for not for profit groups.

He is a Co-Organizer for the Sunshine Coast WordPress Meetup Group, and also regularly attends the Brisbane WordPress Meetup and Brisbane Web Design Meetup groups.

In his spare time (not that he has much of that), he is a temporary Australian (motorcycle rider), plays keyboards and sings in a local Brissy band and tries to stay on top of the ever changing Web Development world. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of WordPress with anyone who will listen, and loves helping newbies find their legs with the WordPress back end, and show them what can be achieved with this powerful platform.

You can follow Ricky on Twitter.

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