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Completely new and dumb to this process (3 posts)

  1. zurui88
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    I downloaded some WordPress website templates and I am unsure how to upload them into WordPress and begin to modify the templates and build my website. Can anyone offer me some assistance to get started?

    Thanks,

  2. nast0
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All this kind of information is in the WordPress Codex. May i suggest you start here for beginners lessons;

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons

    Including one on using themes, making pages etc.

    Good luck!

  3. particlepat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The codex is nice but it can be a bit over whelming if you're new to all tis stuff like I was. If you want to use pre existing themes then save them to your WordPress themes folder. For me is wp-content/themes.

    However if you want to design your own theme, that is a completely different story. Expect to sit down for several hours and learn some php and css. I started off by following this entire tutorial which was extremely helpful. I know the author also created a free e-book with even more info, so maybe you can find that on his site. After I had a basic knowledge of php and css I bought "WordPress Theme Design" by Tessa Blakeley Silver. You can get it off Amazon.

    Be prepared for many headaches. Learning this stuff is like learning a foreign language, but it'll come to you eventually. Just don't give up. Remember to take breaks from your work and come back to it.

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