One of the
best worst things about WordPress is how easy hard it is to customize the way your website looks works acts makes your money. Did that seem almost like a game of MadLibs?
While there are many aspects to managing your WordPress installation and presence, most are secondary to understanding and taking care of your website’s theme. Simplistically a matter of what your site looks like, your theme controls everything not managed by WordPress itself, and depending on its design and how you tweak that can override even the mother ship’s directives for behavior.
It’s why we say you never “hack the core”.
It would be silly to tell you we’d found a be-all-and-end-all to the idea of theme management, but there’s one very, very important feature addressed in cohhe.com’s new post on WordPress theme customization basics. And it’s right at Point #1: Get to know Child Themes; that’s the most basic of theme customization basics we can point you at … and one we’ve seen many well-meaning businesses mess up.