Speaker Spotlight: Ron Rennick – BuddyPress Child Themes

A BuddyPress theme is a superset of a WordPress theme. It’s a fully functional WordPress theme with extra functionality to handle the BuddyPress content.

I have been developing themes for WordPress since 2005 and working with BuddyPress themes since 2008. The way that themes are implemented in both WordPress and BuddyPress have changed significantly since I started working with them.

In my session, I’ll take a brief look at the history and development of theme handling in WordPress and how themes are handled/implemented in WordPress 3.0. In the second half of the session, we will look at the extra BuddyPress functionality in a BuddyPress theme and how it interacts with the WordPress theme system.

This will not be a coding type session. We will not be looking at the source code of any themes.

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