Editing PHP and HTML for small business. (4 posts)

  1. Carreno
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello all and good morning.

    I'll keep this brief. Last week I began to discover wordpress and what it has to offer me in terms of utility and CMS. Beyond the initial setup and learning how to make pages, I've hit a wall in terms of where to begin learning to edit html and PHP.

    The process of adding a simple div is incredibly overwhelming. I'd prefer to use my text editor to do the work - not the dashboard. The dashboard is a bit too simple and does not provide advanced editing.

    I understand WordPress is meant to be easy but I need to be able to heavily edit the look and layout of our site while using HTML, CSS and PHP.

    I also understand the PHP generates the HTML using templates but what I don't understand is what information the PHP is retrieving to generate this HTML. If I can pass this hurdle and work with wordpress mostly from my editor, then I would be a happy camper.

    Can someone please enlighten me as to how I should go about editing PHP to achieve desired HTML results?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you're comfortable using FTP, you could download your theme, edit any files and then upload the edited files back up again. I much prefer to wok this way than using the online editors.

  3. Carreno
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you, Esmi, for such a quick response.

    I currently use FTP software to publish our work, so I am no stranger to that.

    What I really need to be able to do is edit/remove/add divs. Currently it is difficult to begin this task when each template is riddled with PHP calls.

    Am I missing something?

  4. fonglh
    Posted 3 years ago #

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