Please, help me to customize my wordpress blog!
I hope you can help me, I want to customize my webpage. I just installed wordpress blog but I want to add few more things like an area of downloads and forums. I want to add a navigation menu on the top of the page and i want to add my own boxes with my info to the sides. I want to eliminate the sub-pages, categories, archives etc. widgets and make my own.
Can i make this manually editing the index.php page? or should i use plugins and hacks?
Please help me!(If useful, I know html)