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How to edit WP

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by nomorept, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. nomorept

    nomorept Junior Member

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    Hello all
    I need to ask you,
    I know how to edit the contents of a WP theme when uploaded
    but I want to edit the images logo logos and placement of the bars etc...offline
    what programs do you use?Dreamweave or phpedits?
     
  2. bullseye123

    bullseye123 Regular Member

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    I always edit my theme's my self, and most of the coding to edit for that you can use Dreamweaver for. or that is what I use. Also mostly for color's and that you can just edit your ccs files. moving stuff around, well that is more difficult, I would suggest as you go along to google what ever problem you are facing at that moment.

    Just as Im doing. No expert, but most of the time I get this done very easily with just googeling the stuff, there is 1001010001 of tutorials on this everywhere on the internet.

    Good Luck.
     
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  3. utopian

    utopian Registered Member

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    thanks i needed the same info
     
  4. nomorept

    nomorept Junior Member

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    Thanks man
     
  5. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    To accurately preview the site, you need to set up apache + php + mysql on your local PC.

    If you edit the theme files directly in Dreamweaver or another editor, you can change the html and css around and get a limited preview by using the "server" in Dreamweaver, but to really see an accurate rendering of your site you have to run it using apache, just like on your real hosting.

    Editing minor stuff like colours is easy, but if you really want to start hacking around with the layout then a small amount of PHP knowledge is usually required.

    Luckily it's relatively easy to set up apache / php / mysql on your local machine. For Windows there are easy installation packages like:
    http://www.wampserver.com/en/
    http://www.easyphp.org/
    http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html

    If you're using a Mac then from memory everything you need comes preinstalled.

    Of course, you could keep on uploading your changes to your hosting account every time you make a change, but this is a real pain in the ass, plus you could break your site temporarily which is no good if that's when Googlebot decides to swing by.

    Keep a backup of your original theme files!
     
  6. jeanywill

    jeanywill Registered Member

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    Usually (specially for my clients) I was edit all wordpress stuff (template, and sometimes some of its core files) by offline first. I usually using dreamweaver as the editor and Xampp as the server. You can search how to edit wordpress offline at google.. there are tons tutorial at there..
     
  7. cherryberry

    cherryberry Junior Member

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    If you need to change the placement then you need to do it in CSS(dreamweaver) and if you only need to replace the content you can do it through Wordpress Admin
     
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    avondezyn Junior Member

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    you can change the content and images by login in to wordpress admin and to change the layout and placement of bars just use css.
     
  9. licorne101

    licorne101 Registered Member

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    Yup. Use this method. Just go to wp-admin and edit the css and images. Remembr to check your image paths. You don't require dreamweaver, it actually takes more effort to set things up with dreamweaver.
     
  10. m.rvs2141

    m.rvs2141 Power Member

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    Never had a problems to edit wordpress theme, i use theme editor in wordpress and from there very easy fix anything you like. if you wont put you own logo you have to go to headrer.php, if you wont to chagne how you posts is appear go to singlepost.php and use cntrl+f to find line you need.
    Small exmaple: you dont like that each post has date and autor name on it, so you will go to singlepost.php press ctlr+f and write date(you will find line with echo date month) delete line and you will not see date on your posts
    Hope you get the drift
     
  11. Tukru

    Tukru Registered Member

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    Use firebug on firefox you can edit anyone site with out changing a single thing then record it and make the chages later via your ftp