Though I've been using a computer since 1991, on-line since 1995, I would have to work hard to get UP to the level of 'newbie' --in code, tech and WordPress stuff...brains nearly fried.
(Though I've read rules of the Forum, few times, I've no idea what the tech part of it means, so if I'm committing a transgression: I ask for forgiveness, explanation.)
I am creating a website; it has link to getting WordPress.org blog.
-Windows 98, 2nd Edition
-No Fire Fox (affraid of it)
-Puter is a 'Heinz'
-a tech said modum was 'going' so he installed a 2nd
(= primary modum and a slave modum)
(Most of the "Critical Updates" installed; I set cookies
to "prompt" --not "enabled"/careful where I go;
"download": nothing; use "Spybot" to destroy adware)
-Blogspot (Blogger) blog, past 3/4 of a year (has PR and AdSense)
-New (--a 2nd) blog: W.org Blog, "daVine" http://davineorganicremedy.com/WordPress/
Organic path: I happened to see the most beautiful template I've ever seen, which said it was available only for WordPress at the same time learned the right thing is to get my own domain.
-Can't figure out how to install template, change any thing;
-Don't get tech words, meaning, instructions.
-Fairly sure I've created the blog, correctly, and changed color of the top. --Only "fairly" because: website V-Deck panel keeps showing "install" button. (Why...???)
-Got a free WordPress.com blog, to learn it, while getting: host/server and a domain name.
For over eight weeks: I've been reading, searching help, this Forum, etc. I'm nowhere. Not only can't I get the beautiful template, I can not understand how to get ANY other template beyond the one it came with, on the W.org blog (i.e. WP Theme Viewer). I do not understand the instructions. I am literal; instructions assume knowledge I don't have. The Server techies say: 'not their job to explain' and my Website "HELP" buttons explain N-O-T-H-I-N-G.
i.e. Theme Viewer: it says "download"/I click;
it goes to "zip"-something;
then a window says:
"files may need to download from C\Temporary."
Where the (hell) is that? Dunno. Can't find.
(--I installed "Download Manger" --so when I click on "Temp" file: "Temp" window opens with "Download" file >click gets me: '"Repair" or "Remove" Download'?
I choose "Repair" --it 'repairs' nothing, no templates appear.... (See why my hair is on fire?)
-i.e. "Codex" '...file goes into "wp-admin..."
WHERE is that? Instructions ASSUME I know...
-Can not figure out how to: get ANY other template (skin???) on the W.org blog.
-Website: Nope, don't know how to change look of website either; stuck using one of the ready-made (ugly-ish) templates.
-Don't know how to change font size, website content.
Even when I look up the terms, don't understand them-- in Context/what to do/what they mean. Can NOT find a "simple tutorial" --anywhere, that gets it/explains the Literal, basic stuff....
I'm tired, worn out; don't get how anyone else got all this. In Blogger one chooses template, click >publish, done --just start writing. No confusion, no moving stuff, no code. ("Code is Poetry"??? It's a form of torture....) If no reply: I'm resigned to never getting the beautiful template --or any other, onto the blog or to changing the website look. But if you reply, willing to explain, simply, Each small step Exactly, for getting a new template onto the W.org blog, for example: my gratitude would be bottomless....
Thank you for reading.