Altering a theme (5 posts)

  1. epm1013
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, I've installed WordPress on bluehost. The theme I picked was BlueHaze. I'm looking to monitize my blog which is why I decided to host it myself.

    I didn't realize I had to have knowledge of CSS and PHP. So, I find myself now in quagmire. What sources are out there that can help with editing a theme. BlueHost doesn't support WordPress. And I can't seem to find a source for learning how to edit my blog in WordPress when I use someone else theme.

  2. Roy
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I learned myself with trial and error... Do you know html? In most cases it is not too hard to figure out what's what. Just be sure to keep all original files safe and make copies to mess with. And of course there's always the "Codex".

  3. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #


    Actually, to modify a theme you need more HTML knowledge than PHP...

  4. epm1013
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Moshu,

    What do I need to learn in order to change my theme?

  5. BernardBorealis
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The greatest knowledge in changing the most common parts of a theme come from learning CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). WordPress themes are based off of a stylesheet which change the font, color, links, hover links, and a lot more. Check out http://www.w3schools.com/ for everything you need to know about CSS.

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