I am a total newbie to WordPress, altough I have done a fair amount of HTML, database and other programming. I uploaded WordPress to start a blog site but am totally frustrated with the themes. In essence I cannot find a single theme--and I have spent two days looking at every one--that does what I want it to do. So I don't make people angry, I thought all the themes were very nice, but did not have the features I was looking for--3 columns, use of logo picture, import of special background for sidebars, typeface alteration, etc. To edit all the code of existing themes to do what I want it to do seems a lot of work and right now beyond me. Perhaps I am in over my head?
In some ways the themes strike me as making the task of designing a blog over complex unless you want to one exactly like a theme or close to it. It would seem just as easy to start from scratch like with a blank web page. I have a design in mind that I have built in HTML, but adding all the blog stuff baffles me. Wny doesn't Word Press have a basic start page that one could then add what is needed?
Thanks for listening