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  1. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I'm the new rookie in WordPress, but not to WEB design.
    And I do not have a clue what I'm doing, so need HELP.
    Being used to Dreamweaver and writing it all in html. WordPress is a learning curve.
    My problem. When I save the main index file, it saves in PHP format.
    and nothing appears on the home page.
    http://www.ultimateslotcar.com/
    Am I missing something?
    Have not done a lot of web design in the past 3 to 4 years. just updating sites. But I have started a new project, everything I have is OLD, so thought. WOrdPress. give it a go.
    So, what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks for reading.
    Andy

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is your site's front page a static page or a list of recent Posts? Have you reviewed Theme Development?

  3. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Static. TD, No, Ill check it out. Thanks

  4. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm in Customize your site. Clicking on Save generates the PHP file.
    All I want to do at this stage, is get a working front page for my site. Do I need to go with PHP or can I set up a html page?

  5. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just noticed something. When clicking on Theams, I get a Blank white screen.
    Any ideas Why?

  6. Freaky1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey first of all you need to be pretty good in HTML and CSS then go to WordPress coding. It's not that easy not that hard but you'll need to know HTML + CSS before you jump into WP coding.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm in Customize your site. Clicking on Save generates the PHP file.

    Sorry? That's not part of WordPress core. What theme and/or plugins are you using?

  8. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In The Dashboard. Big Blue button, Customize your site. I get the left hand menu. The right side is just a blank white scree.

  9. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, Std. Plugins. Std. Themes

  10. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Freaky1. Not that fused about coding at pres. Just need to solve a a Home page problem. Server is Linex with Fasthost. normal home page would be index.html or index.htm. WP sets it as index.php

  11. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My .htaccess file reads

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress

    My index.php reads

    <?php
    /**
     * Front to the WordPress application. This file doesn't do anything, but loads
     * wp-blog-header.php which does and tells WordPress to load the theme.
     *
     * @package WordPress
     */
    
    /**
     * Tells WordPress to load the WordPress theme and output it.
     *
     * @var bool
     */
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);
    
    /** Loads the WordPress Environment and Template */
    require('./wp-blog-header.php');

    [Moderator Note: Please post code or markup snippets between backticks or use the code button. As it stands, your posted code may now have been permanently damaged/corrupted by the forum's parser.]

    Theres something wrong here???

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Site url?

  13. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  14. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you using any caching plugins? What theme are you using? Where did you download it from?

  15. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Cashing plugins, Not to my knowledge. Theme, no yet, Just a page with letters on. Did try the std theme, but it never came up as a page. Theme came with the package of WP 3.5
    I have a front page at pres. but just put one banner on working with a very old copy of Dreamweaver MX. Very baffled by WP???

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. But been away from my system most of the day.
    Andy

  16. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think Freaky1 might see the deal here...

    Hey first of all you need to be pretty good in HTML and CSS then go to WordPress coding. It's not that easy not that hard but you'll need to know HTML + CSS before you jump into WP coding.

    ...and I say that as a respectful rookie who realizes you know for more than I do. If I am seeing clearly here, what you are trying might be something like making a Windows app run inside Debian. It can be done, of course, and even is, but with WordPress it would be far easier to begin with a WordPress Child Theme and then go from there.

  17. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, no, I not coding. Just letting WP do what it does. ie. just clicking on buttons, sort of. I'll look at the Child Themes and see if that makes a difference to what i get.
    Cheers
    Andy

  18. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In The Dashboard. Big Blue button, Customize your site. I get the left hand menu. The right side is just a blank white screen.

    That blue "Save & Activate" button at the top is where you can actually activate a theme if/when/after the "Live Preview" display on the right looks good...and I definitely know that deal of nothing but white over there. So, the thing to do at Appearance > Themes is to download as many as you wish and to even add your own (Child Theme) and then sort-and-tweak Child Themes at will.

  19. ultimateslotcar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Leejose, i GIVE IT A GO.

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