Ever wonder how to put a giant porcupine photo at the top of your homepage – but a happy hippo in the header everywhere else? Want to know how to display a list of favourite sites on your blog – but on static pages have a sidebar with Twitter and Facebook links instead? Need to put that brownie recipe at the bottom of every page except the FAQ? Using WordPress conditional tags you can easily do all that and tons more. Whether you’re just starting to learn how themes work or you already know the basics and are ready to take your themes to the next level, this session is for you. Understanding conditionals is a key building block in crafting WordPress sites – a powerful skill that will let you do all kinds of nifty things with your templates. Once you see how handy WordPress conditional tags are, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them!
Geared to beginner-intermediate web designers and developers who are familiar with WordPress theme file structure and HTML, and who are comfortable editing theme files. No PHP knowledge necessary.
Kathryn Presner of Zoonini Web Services takes a holistic approach to web design and development, building unique sites that work well, look great, and are easily found in search-engine results by the target market. She is passionate about helping people avoid common website pitfalls and enjoys speaking to entrepreneurs on the topic. A moderator in the WordPress support forums, Kathryn has given talks on WordPress for beginners at events including Girl Geek Dinners and WordCamps in Toronto and Montreal. Follow @zoonini on Twitter.