I am very confused. I am quite new to this, but I was not happy with the inability to edit wordpress.com themes so I started self-helping.
I have purchased web hosting and a domain name and installed wordpress through that web host.
I am now following this:
to get started on editing the layout and everything of my website.
But I am confused because it says to go into the “wp-content” folder as if wordpress is on my computer. From what I can see, it was only installed in my web host so I can access the dashboard online. I don’t see any folders for wordpress on my computer, nor can I find anything that looks like the “wp-content” picture on the dashboard. and if I type in my website name/wp-content/themes, it is just a blank page. Do I need to have wordpress on my computer in order to make a child theme? I am so VERY confused and frustrated, as all walk-through sites said it was easy!
When following install wordpress options, it sounded as if I only needed to install it through the web host and all would be peachy from there. Is this not true?
Thanks for the help! I am about to be traveling for an extended amount of time and I would like to get this up and running and pretty in about a week!
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