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I'm new and feeling lost with my new blog (2 posts)

  1. SueGMacedo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Everyone,

    I have a fairly new blog that was created for me using Palmixio. I wasn't given much instruction -just the blog and the rest is up to me. I'm really new to all of this and have been back in my dashboard off and on for days trying to organize pages and the overall appearance. I'm having trouble. I'd like to put navigation tabs in my header but can't find out how. I'd like to add a different opt in box and images here and there but don't know how. I don't know HTML yet. I was told not to mess around with anything regarding the theme in the dashboard or it would permanently ruin the original work that was done. I really do feel like I'm in a bit of a pickle.

    Is there anyone who can offer any suggestions as to the above issues and, in general, where I can go to learn so I can become comfortable with navigating around and developing my blog?

    Thank you in advance for any help.

    Sue

  2. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Sue,
    There is a ton to learn, but hang in there and if you're willing to do quite a bit of reading you should be able to get going.

    I'd like to put navigation tabs in my header but can't find out how.

    That's a possibility if you do a hack to your theme's header, or better yet, go through the WP theme directory and find a theme that already has that feature available.

    I'd like to add a different opt in box and images here and there but don't know how.

    Not sure what you mean by an opt in box, unless you're speaking of an opt in for emails. But, images can be added into posts and pages from the 'post' and 'page' area in your dashboard. You can also use the media library from your admin panel for images, like if you wanted to add images into a sidebar widget etc. you can upload an image and then get the url path to add them into the widget.

    I don't know HTML yet. I was told not to mess around with anything regarding the theme in the dashboard or it would permanently ruin the original work that was done.

    You can modify themes to your liking, however you need to leave the credits to the theme creator in the theme (footer is generally where it is). Unless you paid for a theme with the understanding that you can remove it.

    There are lots of sites online that have html tutorials, but much of what you would use with WP is also php and css.

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