I've read in the forums here that it is not advisable to edit the Twenty Eleven theme and that I should create a child theme instead.
I saw on a video on Lynda.com, that if I want to create a child theme, I will need an FTP account's username, password, and target URL address as well as a MySQL database name, username, password, and host address.
I just asked our IT person for that information and she won't give it to me. She wants me to go ahead and edit the theme.
So I need to know if there is a way to avoid any problems this might cause.