Rescheduled: Intermediate WordPress: Child Themes


We’re happy to offer our first ever Intermediate WordPress class! In this class we’ll get deeper into WordPress site customization by creating our first child themes together. We’ll use lots of CSS and a little PHP to create custom post types and style our themes. You’ll leave with an understanding of how to get your WordPress site customized precisely to your liking!

This class is for students with previous WordPress experience. You must have your own hosting and FTP access, and a WordPress site that you can work on during class.

Minimum enrollment is 10 students.

Snacks & drinks will be provided by Atomic Object. 


Laura Eagin is a cheerleader for do-it-yourself-ers: Go lady developers! Laura is a graduate of Purdue University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Today she is a freelance designer specializing in WordPress web development. She works primarily for startup businesses and retail clients. 

Leeann Drees is GDI Detroit’s community manager & a freelance developer specializing in WordPress customization.  She loves writing code & watching it work, as well as anything that empowers & encourages women — so GDI is a perfect fit!  


Atomic Object 
1407 Randolph St. 
Detroit, MI 48226 

NOTE: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received by Wednesday, June 18. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email at least 1 week before the first class.  


There are several flat-fee private parking lots available across from the office on Randolph St. Metered street parking is available on Randolph and adjacent streets. Additional parking is available one block away at the Detroit Opera House parking structure. 


Please bring your laptop and charger to class. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided. 


We’re here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson (


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