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[resolved] Best way to edit a theme. (8 posts)

  1. 2johnsons
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm a first time user of WordPress. I would like to know how can I go about editing the theme I've downloaded? also is there any book or WYSIWYG editor available.
    I've been looking over the code and have no idea what it is or where to start to alter the look of the theme that I've downloaded.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No wysiwyg.
    Just hand coding.
    The best way/place is your own computer and decent text editor:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary#Text_editor

    Also: Theme_Development
    Blog_Design_and_Layout

  3. 2johnsons
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I"m not in need of a text editor I need to know about the actual code. Where can I find out how to edit the code to make changes to the theme that I've downloaded. I'm unfamiliar with the code.

  4. edzillion
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    learn php then :)
    ...

    ...
    then get dreamweaver
    then download and install XAMP
    then set up a testing server
    then set up the blog on the testing server
    then copy the theme you want to edit (and change the stylesheet)
    then edit to your hearts content...

  5. 2johnsons
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Where can I get/download XAMP and what exactly is XAMP?

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  7. 2johnsons
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you for the link.
    I have one more question. what is it that xampp can do for me/ will do for me to help me out with coding for the blog that I'm creating.

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Since all the WP files, including the theme files are PHP - you can not see the result of your design/coding on your computer. XAMPP = basically a local server on your machine (read it!) wher you can run a local installation of WP and check the results of your coding. No, it has NOTHING to do with your online blog, but the results of your theme editing can be uploaded to the live blog... when they are OK.

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