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Help changing theme and functionality (PHP noob) (8 posts)

  1. MoustachedMelon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello everybody, let me first thank you for viewing my post.

    I am trying to set up a blog on my site, but I am only familiar with HTML and CSS so I am struggling a little with wordpress.

    I have a few goals that I want to complete by implementing things into the site but with my limited knowledge with wordpress I do not know how.

    Firstly and most important, I want to make this: http://christmasmelon.com/wordpress/
    look like this:
    http://christmasmelon.com/blog1.php

    I am not sure if this is possible, nor how to implement it.

    Here are the rest of my goals:
    -Latest story show on home page
    -Page for the actual article
    -Update 3 latest stories section in footer
    -3 articles per blog page and auto add pages (if that makes sense)
    for example when google results only show a certain amount per page.

    Thank you for viewing my post and I hope that you can help.

    ~Jordan

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you reviewed Theme Development?

  3. MoustachedMelon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just read over it briefly, are you implying I should make my own through this help and just learn, or look through the themes available for download.
    As far a learning, I got as far as I did and just got stuck and am very busy :( and I am looking through the themes to find helpful stuff.

    Thanks

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    are you implying I should make my own through this help and just learn

    Yes. Based on what I could see on your site, you appear to be using a custom theme already.

  5. MoustachedMelon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, I'll spare more time towards it, is there anywhere you'd suggest learning to make themes, or PHP in general (e.g. Books, sites..)

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd suggest starting with the page I linked to above and then following the resources listed at the bottom of the page.

  7. MoustachedMelon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, I've got a little further, but now I need to figure out how to make it so that on http://christmasmelon.com/wordpress/ it only shows a preview of the article, instead of taking up the entire screen.

    Thanks.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to make it so there is 3 articles per blog page, do you edit the loop-page.php for this?

  8. MoustachedMelon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right, I am starting to prove I am getting better at this with clear thinking.
    I have solved both problems, thanks anyway.

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