Basic Explanation of Admin Dashboard Editor
I am very very new at managing my own blog. I have a wordpress.org website that is hosted with BlueHost (I’m not even sure if I used accurate description there…).
I’m trying to make customizations to my blog, particularly header images, font, post order, etc. What I don’t understand is where/ how to do this.
I’m looking for answers to some basic questions.
– Do I need to download something or install wordpress on my computer?
– Do I need an FTP? What is an FTP? Why can’t I just make changes from WordPress Admin> Appearance> Editor?
– What is a function php? What is the difference between that and css?
-When I go to WordPress Admin>Appearance>Editor> I am automatically taken to my child theme. This is where I usually copy/paste code. Is this correct? Is this the correct place?
I used a plug-in to create a child theme. I now login into to my blog (www.myblog.com/admin), click on “Appearance” and click on “Editor”. Then I copy/paste code from other websites and forums to make the change I’m looking for. I have successfully made some changes (font color) but not others (changing the post order of category archives).
I’d appreciate any and all help or guidance, or a point in the direction towards a basic explanation of all these options and files and functions and so on…
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