I'm a newbie who really did search the forums and support for answers to my questions - really. I think I may not know how to phrase the searches.
I have a couple questions and would be grateful for help. As background, I am using the WordPress Default theme at the moment, I figured I should start slowly.
1. How to modify a widget - I want to add text with a link to my RSS feed showing an RSS icon. I tried using the RSS Widget but never could get it to work, apparently it requires getting my hosting service t open ports - not easy with these guys. One post I read said to skip that and just use the text widget to add the link.
I found the "edit themes" admin function but it doesn't make sense to me. Am I supposed to edit the PHP right there? Or, am I also able to open that file in an external editor?
2. Where is my custom information stored? Part of my problem is understanding where my information is. For example, where is the text that specifies the header info stored (meaning the title of my blog)? And, since I modified the titles of the "Categories" widget where is that information stored?
I hope these questions make sense. As said up front, I'm a beginner with WordPress (though I have worked successfully with PHP before).
Thanks for any help you can offer. It will be appreciated.