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  • Resolved 2ears10thumbs


    I’m new to WordPress. I installed it through Yahoo! web hosting. I set up a new blog using the Twenty Ten template and have had some success modifying it with what I know about XHTML and CSS. Most of the time when I make changes using the Dashboard, however, they don’t show up on the blogsite no matter how many refreshes I do. For instance, I can move my links and alter their appearance using the Dashboard, but the changes don’t automatically appear on the blog.

    I accidentally discovered that if I edit a post to the blog and update the post from the Dashboard, other changes I previously made also finally show up. When I update a blog post, some file must be updating that otherwise isn’t getting updated. Can anyone identify that file for me and give me some guidance on how to update it on demand on my own?

    Thanks, gang.

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  • esmi


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    I set up a new blog using the Twenty Ten template and have had some success modifying it

    Don’t edit the Twenty Ten theme! Your changes will be over-written the next time you upgrade WordPress or the theme. For this reason, it is recommended that you consider creating a child theme for your customisations.

    With regard to your current problem, remember to press CTRL and F5 simultaneously when viewing an updated page/site. Or try emptying your browser cache. This should ensure that your web browser fetches a fresh copy of the page rather than serving up an out-dated copy from your own cache.

    Also disable/deactivate any caching plugin(s).

    Uh-oh. Too late. That’s what being a novice can do. The changes I’ve made are reproducible so if they go away, I can duplicate them. If I can find them all, eh?) Conceptually, I think I understand what you’re saying about a child theme. It sounds like it’s one you are free to modify with changing the parent theme template. I have no idea how to create a child theme, though. If you can suggest a place to start on how to do that, I’d apprecaite it. Otherwise I’ll dive into the Codex and try to sort it out.

    Thanks for your response, esmi.

    Also, I’ve experienced what you said would happen and didn’t even know it. I made just a few changes to the template style.css file and then updated to the latest version of WordPress. All the changes were gone. I couldn’t figure out why. Now the light bulb goes off!

    Duh. I clicked on the child theme hyperlink and got the info I’ll need in the Codex. Thanks, esmi.



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    No problem 🙂

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