I'm a noob at WP and know I am missing something fundamental in my understanding of WP themes/templates and I just need someone to point me in the right direction please!
I have made and index page template and can successfully display the index page on my site. My problem is that no html from my template shows up in my Dashboard environment for editing. I edit my template in Dreamweaver and upload it via ftp to the correct folder on my WordPress site. However, when I go to the dashboard to edit areas of the page in html I am shown no html.
I also tried removing the html from my template, leaving just the php includes and pasted the html into my Dashboard editing window. I edited the html text for one area but my changes to the html in the Dashboard were not reflected on the site, even after complete refresh/reloads. If I completely remove the html from my template and leave it only in the Dashboard nothing displays except the parts of the page that php includes call.
What am I not understanding here? Great thanks to anyone who can help me.