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Determination of Best Theme..Any Help (4 posts)

  1. dkouskou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello World,
    I am very new to website coding in general, to templates and the logic behind template terminology found within wordpress.

    I am currently deciding between different website themes with the final goal of creating a professional website for the company that I work for. We are currently using the Enterprise theme powered by studiopress. Here is our current website: http://360eg.com/

    We do not have the log in info anymore to retrieve the original CSS sheets. Would this hurt our chances of engaging in a standard FTP? Essentially: Will I be able to delete or sort of "freeze" the website when adding in newly modified information to the wordpress template? I don't mind manually adding in modified information, I'm more concerned with there being two websites.

    I also know that you have to provide a URl within the template

    Most of the modifications that I am looking to make will be applied to the landing page.
    --Adding an News Feed
    --Changing Background Color
    --Adding rotating images
    --Adding social media widgets
    --Adding metadata for SEO purposes

    To the Different Web Pages
    Adding a blog with an RSS Feed and one that will allow others to comment and me to interact with them.

    Adding wrap text so that I can add in more pictures within these pages to accompnay the text

  2. jmag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When you say you do no have the login info anymore, do you mean the FTP username and password or the WordPress Admin login?

  3. dkouskou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello jmag,

    that is correct: we do not have the FTP username and the password. The last website was exported to a consultant I believe, yet it still runs on the Gensis Theme Framework. This tells me that the consultant either used WordPress to make it accessible for our admin to edit information, or they did not know as much coding as consultants do...i'm guessing the first.

    Do you have any insights as to procedures I should take in order to enure that I would be able to make a new website while freezing the other one?

  4. marketermatt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you have the WP login and password you can edit the stylesheet or change the theme from within. Generally speaking, all of the WP files you would need to change the look of your site are accessible through the WP back office located at yoursite.com/wp-admin/

    Also, if you have have the login to your hosting account, you could get at the files from there as well.

    Could you expound on what you mean by "freezing" one?

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