Hello all and good morning.
I'll keep this brief. Last week I began to discover wordpress and what it has to offer me in terms of utility and CMS. Beyond the initial setup and learning how to make pages, I've hit a wall in terms of where to begin learning to edit html and PHP.
The process of adding a simple div is incredibly overwhelming. I'd prefer to use my text editor to do the work - not the dashboard. The dashboard is a bit too simple and does not provide advanced editing.
I understand WordPress is meant to be easy but I need to be able to heavily edit the look and layout of our site while using HTML, CSS and PHP.
I also understand the PHP generates the HTML using templates but what I don't understand is what information the PHP is retrieving to generate this HTML. If I can pass this hurdle and work with wordpress mostly from my editor, then I would be a happy camper.
Can someone please enlighten me as to how I should go about editing PHP to achieve desired HTML results?