May 2016: Child Themes

Have you ever found that theme that was ALMOST perfect, but you needed to change some colors, add a feature, or remove the sidebar? Whatever you do, don’t edit that theme! This is where child themes come in – a safe way to make some changes to a theme, while retaining the ability to get updates to the original theme.

Phil Erb is an IT Systems Administrator and Developer for the University of Scranton. Involved in a variety of technologies, spanning systems management to web and collaboration platforms, his belief is that computers should improve people’s workflows, not hinder them.

As always, everyone is welcome to bring their WordPress questions or problems for discussion with the group. We’ve had some great discussions and learned some cool tricks!

The library is near the intersection of Linden Street and Monroe Avenue. It is #39 on the University of Scranton map ( Street parking is typically available on Linden Street, Monroe Avenue, and Madison Avenue.

And don’t forget – we’ll be live streaming via a Google Hangout (see below). If you plan to watch the stream live and participate in the chatroom, mention that in your RSVP. The live stream will be posted at

RSVP on!

Livestream & Chat

We had a bit of a problem with the livestream. We’ll be posting the video as soon as we re-record parts of the presentation. Keep an eye out for it within the next week and we’ll make an announcement on Twitter @nepawp and on

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