I am brand new to Word Press (as in, today is my first day with it) and web authoring in general. I want to get the basics of the blog looking the way I want them, so I can move on to actually writing posts. I plan to use Twenty Eleven as my theme since the layout is more or less exactly what I want, but I've seen that I'm not supposed to edit it directly and should instead create a child theme.
I think I've figured out that part, but I'm wondering if there's a way to copy everything from Twenty Eleven into the child theme so I have full editing capabilities of every aspect of the theme.
I made a style.css file but then all I had was that one style.css file, and header.php and all of them weren't there so I couldn't figure out how to change the other components of the page and all that.
I really want to tackle this on my own and master (or at least feel somewhat competent in) Word Press.
Any advice would be appreciated!