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Choosing and Customizing a Theme for your WordPress Website

June 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

UPDATE 14/05/2020:
Following the WordPress Community team recommendations for event organizers in light of COVID-19 (https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/03/11/new-recommendations-for-event-organizers-in-light-of-covid-19/) and the public events lockdown in Uganda ( https://www.yowerikmuseveni.com/fourth-address-covid19 ), we are sadly postponing our earlier scheduled March Meetup on Choosing and Customising WordPress themes. At this time, we have tentatively postponed the meetup to Saturday 13th June 2020, but as usual, we’ll keep a watchful eye on the news related to COVID-19 update the Meetup page closer to the date.

Apologies to all those who look forward to the meetup each month, but based on the most recent advice for managing this Pandemic, self-isolation, and social distancing are two of the most important things everyone can do at the moment, to help prevent the spread of this virus. And of course, always practice good hygiene and make sure you wash your hands.

Good hygiene includes:
– Covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
– Disposing of tissues properly
– Washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
– Using alcohol-based hand sanitisers
– Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
– If you are sick, avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people

If you’re looking for a WordPress fix, head over to https://wordpress.tv where you’ll find a heap of fantastic videos on all sorts of topics. Videos from WordCamp Kampala have recently been uploaded. Please also subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8SL8tp2OvdBPcQEqF41J5A we are going to start uploading video resources for the community.
We shall also organise some other vitual events on Zoom.
Dont forget to create your account on our joint community blog at https://www.wcuganda.org/register, through which all of us can publish blog posts related to WordPress and related topics and keep updated.

Thank you everyone, for your understanding, and please stay safe.
Miukalele Rogers, WordPress Jinja Meetup Co-Organiser

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Choosing and Customizing a Theme for your WordPress Website
Speaker: Dumba Stephen
Most beginners feel overwhelmed when it comes to selecting a theme for their WordPress site. There are thousands of free and paid options. Each theme looks better than the other. How do you choose the best theme for your WordPress site?

You need find the right theme for your specific needs – it should have the functionality required for your project. Check the options offered by the theme before creating a child theme. Does it offer the basic appearance and sense of what you need? For example, if it’s an ecommerce site you’re building, check for ecommerce functionality; if you want to include testimonials, make sure that functionality is already integrated. This is especially important if you’re a newbie. Finding a theme that already comes with the features you need will save a ton of time.

After selecting your perfect theme, you will need to customize it to appear the way you envisioned it. It is possible to customize any WP theme using the inbuilt customizer.

During this meetup, we shall discuss all the things you should consider, so you can choose the best WordPress theme and suitably customize it for your site.

Please read the following articles ahead of the meetup:








June 13, 2020
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Jinja WordPress Meetup


Makerere University Jinja Campus
National Water and Sewerage Corporation Jinja
Jinja, UG
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