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Hosting and editing

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by rossonomous, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. rossonomous

    rossonomous Newbie

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    Hi everyone.

    I am starting my venture with Amazon affiliation. I have a domain and hosting sorted out with a premium WP theme installed. But now I realise, I actually have no idea how to edit Wordpress themes, or any type of website for that matter. I'm digging into a bunch of articles now about editing, but if anyone has some direct sources they can point me too that would be great. I have a couple of reviews + articles ready to upload, but editing the pages and stuff is currently beyond me.

    All advice is welcomed, thanks.
     
  2. GreenCloudVPS

    GreenCloudVPS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    For editing wordpress theme, you need to take a look at the theme's main css file, usually style.css in the theme folder. Other files that you need to edit are index.php (the homepage), single.php (the post template), archive.php or archives.php (the category template), page.php ( the page template), header.php and footer.php.
     
  3. rossonomous

    rossonomous Newbie

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    Okay, so it's pretty much a must for me to learn some HTML 5 + CSS?

    Can this all be done on the "Editor" tab in on the Wordpress plugin?

    Thanks
     
  4. GreenCloudVPS

    GreenCloudVPS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    yeah you need to learn some HTML + CSS, not necessary html5. Of course you cen edit from the Editor tab, but you still need to choose style.css, index.php, etc.
     
  5. rossonomous

    rossonomous Newbie

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    Ok cool. The edits I want to do are fairly basic as the theme has the layout and whatnot. But I have never had any experience with it before so even little things like editing the footer is completely new to me!

    Thanks for the swift replies. I'll come back to this thread if I have specific questions
     
  6. rossonomous

    rossonomous Newbie

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    My comment about if anyone has any good resources they have learnt well from still stands too!

    Thanks