Customizing Layout, CSS Style Sheet Guide and Whereabouts, How to Install Themes (4 posts)

  1. streetcollage
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have recently switched from wordpress.com to wordpress.org for the customizable benefits, but I am having trouble knowing where to start:

    1) I have never done CSS before, and I do not know what controls what, and what symbols are needed where. I do not know where my style.css form is for the theme I am using (currently using Evolve but unhappy with it). I believe I need this to even start to correlate what code corresoponds with what visual part of the website. How do I get started with this? I namely want to change layout of photos.

    2) When I download a theme from wordpress, it does not download in a zip file and therefore doesn't/won't upload to my .org account. When I "install" from my .org account, it does not come with any files. I am thinking I need the orignal style.css for a reference in changing the appearance and CSS (as questioned above), since I don't know what controls what. Again, I am mainly concerned with layout and photo layout.

    3) I am looking for a FREE .org theme that is fully customizable. For instance, the Esquire theme says it is customizable but I cannot change the layout, etc.

    4) Where do I start??? I have so many documents up on CSS, Child Themes, FTPs, and I don't know even where to find my CSS sheet! I'm not sure where to start, and I have no previous knowledge!

    Thank you SO MUCH for any help!!!

  2. Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Add your CSS in a CSS Manager plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-css-manager-plugin/

    Avoid editing the theme's files.

  3. streetcollage
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you Andrew. I already have Jetpack installed and do have access to editing my CSS, but do I need the original style sheet so that I have a reference point as to what code correlates with what image/text/etc? Do I need to download the CSS Manager plugin to see my style sheet? Do I even need to see my style sheet? I'm just not sure where to start and I don't know anything about coding. Thank you again!

  4. streetcollage
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also, I have downloaded this but I'm not sure what it does or what to do with all of the files. The video tutorial does not work.

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