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Need help converting standard theme (9 posts)

  1. Kazed
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So I've been going back and forth from Joomla and WordPress, and I'm having absolutely no luck AT ALL. All I want to do, is change this: http://www.movieville.org/test to something similar to this http://themovieblog.com/

    Now I'm a complete beginner when it comes to PHP and CSS and all that, so PLEASE, PLEASE could someone enlighten me as to how I should get this thing started?!?!

    Kaz.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Unless you're very conversant with XHTML, PHP, CSS and WordPress tags, you might be better off looking for a suitable theme in the Themes Directory.

  3. Kazed
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah- Ok, so COMPLETE beginner is abit ott. I know some of the basics- but obviously I guess that won't be enough either- These themes are still as customisable as the one that's standard, right?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Absolutely! So I'd suggest starting with one that's got the right kind of layout and then start playing with sidebar displays and colors. Personally, I think the Classic theme makes a better starting point if you're looking for a theme to customise.

  5. Kazed
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Awesome- You've helped a great deal- Also, One more thing- I know that alot of the themes have those "Created by.." things on the footers, do I have to leave them on? I know about the whole CC thing, but do i have to keep it?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If it's a GPL theme, you can change anything you want - even the "Created by" line in the footer and on the theme's main stylesheet.

  7. Kazed
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Excellent, thanks alot for your help, Now I know where to come back if I get stuck! :D

  8. Kazed
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Also, the other website I posted, I'd like to use thumbnails & intro text as a post- Any idea on how to do this?

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Some of the themes in the theme directory include a featured posts option - which, I assume, is the kind of thing you're looking for. Alternatively, you could try looking for a Featured Posts plugin that you can then use with your own theme.

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