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New wordpress user with nightmare assignment (8 posts)

  1. mr_m_cox
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi All,

    I am competely new to wordpress authough I do understnad the basics of html coding and can create a fairly simple html site.

    My employer has asked me to look at one of our clients website and I could do with some advice on where to start.

    Basically they want to make it as simple as possible for the non tech staff they employ to edit the contnt of the website, pics and text. At the moment the webpage code contains lots of formattng code etc which is scaring the end user.

    In my experiance that is the way it is due to it being code but I am told there may be a way of putting all the formatting code etc in to the CSS or elsewhere and allow the main page code to be simplified to allow for end user editing.

    Is this doable, am i competely wrong that this can be done?

    Any help is massivily apprecited.

    Thanks.

  2. dotnordic
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes it is. But you'll need to hire someone who knows how to do it. :)

  3. mr_m_cox
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is it so complex that someone with a decent understanding of html coding and an ability to pick up technical tasks quickly could not do it?

  4. dotnordic
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You need to know PHP to do it properly. What you do is build WordPress shortcodes to wrap content in, that way the user editor never has to deal with any HTML or css at all.

    Check this out

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode_API

  5. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you're talking about removing inline styles and using a stylesheet instead, yes that is possible. Have you knowledge of CSS?

  6. mr_m_cox
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I am far more familiar with CSS than i am PHP however that's not saying much as I haven't done much web development other than very basic HTML pages with pre created CSS files.

    I will investigate CSS and PHP to see which is the better option for me.

    Thanks again

  7. mr_m_cox
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    just to point me in the right direction with my learning. What process do i need to go through if taking advantage of CSS files in this case?

  8. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Use a Custom CSS Manager plugin to hold your CSS modifications, instead of editing the theme's files.

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