Ok, I want to add my statcounter code through my editor (I'm running WP default, don't ask why) rather than do a plugin.
It says to add the code after the <html> and <body> tags and before the /html and /body end tags, but when I go to the main index template, there's none of that. and the index template is a bunch of unsupported character gobbledygook (probably for other WP themes). where do I put it? thanks.