I'm not explaining myself well. Maybe I'll give you the particular situation, and that'll help you to help me. (By the way, I really do appreciate your time trying to drill what must be common sense to a newbie) :)
What I wanted was to create a page for reviews on books, movies, music etc. So, I created a "reviews" page, which shows up on the top, next to home page link. No probs so far.
Then, I did some searching. I found a good plugin called "Addictions" which seemed to fit the bill for what I wanted to do. I downloaded it, installed it, and activated it. No probs so far.
The install text indicates that I need to place the code within the sidebar theme on my template. Well, here's where it gets dicey. See, I didn't WANT the information there. I wanted it on an entirely separate page, comprising the body of the page (mostly because it's going to eventually be a list too long for the sidebar, but also because I like to delineate things like that). So, I figured I'd place the code within the text for the page and it'd work (similar to placing the code for a flickr badge right in the page or entry text). That didn't work.
My closest guess at this point is that the code can't go in the text section of the page, but rather only into a template. I think what I need to do is create a new template for that particular page, and then drop the code in there somehow. However, I'm not even sure if this is the right method, to say nothing of how to do it if it is the way to go. So, I guess my questions really are:
1. Can I put the calls for the code into a page's text in the same way I enter entries into other posts?
1a. If so, is there a trick I'm missing?
1b. If not, what's the best way?
2. If the answer is to make a whole new template and place the code calls into it, can you point me to a ground level (as in. I'm totally green and never done this before) tutorial on how to do this?
Thanks again! I really appreciate the help...
Oh, PS... in case it'd help to see the site, it's here: http://www.schism.ca/wp