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what the heck did I just do?! (5 posts)

  1. PMS8921C
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm new to WordPress and trying to help a friend with his site. I know HTML pretty well and assumed WP was fairly intuitive with my knowledge of said, aparently that isn't the case. I copied and pasted text only I got this:http://www.mykindofclean.com/beta/?page_id=64 (!)

    Any assistance would be wonderful!
    Thanks

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You might want to validate that page.

    WP works pretty well with XHTML code providing you remember to use the HTML tab when pasting in, or writing, markup for individual posts and pages. The overall design, however, is handled by the theme's template files which also require some knowledge of PHP and an ability to work with WordPress Template Tags.

  3. PMS8921C
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Where are the template files?? I know enough to deal with that, if only I could find them.

    Thanks so much for your help-as I said I'm trying to help a friend..

  4. SimonJ
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    From my point of view, you don't have to know php to work in the template files. If you know html and CSS, you will likely be able to help him, as long as you understand "the loop" and the templates tags.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags

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    Log in the account via ftp

    browse to the wordpress install directory (in this case, I would guess it's beta/)

    There, you will have a folder "wp-content". This is where you will find all the "content" stuff of wordpress (plugins, theme, etc.)

    The theme your friend uses seems to be named "clean"... So :

    /beta/wp-content/themes/clean

    There you will find the "template files".

    Try to understand the template hierarchy first :

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy

    To get you started, normally, all "page" share the same header (header.php) and footer (footer.php) and have a "sidebar" (sidebar.php)

    All other files are "between" these two files (index.php, single.php, etc.)

    And the styling of all these files is in style.css...

    Good luck.

    S.

  5. PMS8921C
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you! I'll check back with progress. .

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