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  • Ok, so I’m finally installed..how do I get started? Before this, I used diaryland.com. And all I did was copy and paste my html into the “template” setting, and then type in entries via the site. I had to put certain codes where I wanted certain text to appear like “%entries%” were where my entries would go within my html, and so on. Does this work similarly? ….

    1) How do I create my html/template?
    2) Are there specific codes I use for where my entries, etc. go?
    3) Is there a guide that explains all of this to me so I don’t have to keep posting?
    4) How dod I set up categories?
    5) How do I post entries?
    6) etc?
    7) Thank you!

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  • Check out the Codex. It’ll likely answer all of your questions for you.

    I checked it out, I don’t have any “themes”. Where can I find those?

    A list of downloadable themes lives here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#A_List_of_Downloadable_Themes

    Just to answer the rest of your questions with a few links:

    1) How do I create my html/template?
    2) Are there specific codes I use for where my entries, etc. go?
    3) Is there a guide that explains all of this to me so I don’t have to keep posting?
    4) How dod I set up categories?
    5) How do I post entries

    1. You can create your HTML templates just like you normally would, just make sure you put the proper PHP tags in so that WordPress can work. Look through the included themes for an idea of how this works.

    2. You’ll need to familiarize yourself with the template tags that form the basis of WordPress. <?php the_content(); ?> is the one that displays your entries.

    4., 5. For these, you should login to your admin panel by going to wp-login.php, located in your WordPress install root. From there, you should be able to figure it out.

    If you installed WordPress 1.5 you should have two themes: Classic and Default.

    See the ‘Presentation’ panel in your WordPress administration interface.

    For new themes see: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Get_New_Themes

    “You can create your HTML templates just like you normally would, just make sure you put the proper PHP tags in so that WordPress can work.”

    How does that work when all my html tags are being stripped off. I tried putting in an <? inlcude(“something.php”) ?> but all it did was a lame “Fatal error: Call to undefined function: inlcude() n /home/.lacrosse/rejoi/fosni.com/blog/wp-content/themes/bel/index.php on line 53”

    help, what should i do. Im not php / css master whatsoever i just need to create my own simple template that is the same with the rest of my pages on the site. hewp.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    You will benefit from this article:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/First_Steps_With_WordPress

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