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  • Hi,

    I downloaded some WordPress website templates and I am unsure how to upload them into WordPress and begin to modify the templates and build my website. Can anyone offer me some assistance to get started?


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  • All this kind of information is in the WordPress Codex. May i suggest you start here for beginners lessons;

    Including one on using themes, making pages etc.

    Good luck!

    The codex is nice but it can be a bit over whelming if you’re new to all tis stuff like I was. If you want to use pre existing themes then save them to your WordPress themes folder. For me is wp-content/themes.

    However if you want to design your own theme, that is a completely different story. Expect to sit down for several hours and learn some php and css. I started off by following this entire tutorial which was extremely helpful. I know the author also created a free e-book with even more info, so maybe you can find that on his site. After I had a basic knowledge of php and css I bought “WordPress Theme Design” by Tessa Blakeley Silver. You can get it off Amazon.

    Be prepared for many headaches. Learning this stuff is like learning a foreign language, but it’ll come to you eventually. Just don’t give up. Remember to take breaks from your work and come back to it.

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