I have tried to do something with my site. It's just not working, it's not WP's fault, it's really mine as I have no skills in coding, I think that is perhaps where WP fails for me: it can't help imbecilic bloggers like myself to be able to create nice looking site by just "clicking here and here" for example.
I wanted a single or two column layout with a similair navigation bar to the one in WP or Matt's Photos, an integrated gallery would good as well.
One of the issues is when I make a post in a category, I don't want it to automatically appear on the front, perhaps keeping it in the category of itself until clicked upon. I haven't found it easy to add new things to the menu, I don't honestly know how to go about it.
I guess I've got to the point to raise my hands and say, "help! I don't know anything and I can't do anything". I can read, but I just can't get my head around half this stuff.
If someone has the patience to help me in build or assist or guide me or anything, I would be grateful. I'm even willing to pay to get the site made, because I'm hopless at this.
I have dabbled through WP Wiki but it's all a bit too much jargon for me. Some things are explained, but I can't ask questions to say, "ok that's great, but what about this, and if I do this can I also do this?". No documentation can fully explain the extent and flexability of software functionality - well it can, but it's unreasonable to expect that, particularly with software that is opensource.
Maybe in the future, WP will be easier to use, but for simple people it isn't. It might be a case of "read this" and "read this". It's not that simple to say, move different bits to different areas (say, Calendar to the left, an about me (firstly how to create one and then how to link it) to the right.
Well if someone can help, then great. If not, I will have to resort to using something else and bashing my head for being so retarded.
Thanks in advance