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  • Hello everybody, let me first thank you for viewing my post.

    I am trying to set up a blog on my site, but I am only familiar with HTML and CSS so I am struggling a little with wordpress.

    I have a few goals that I want to complete by implementing things into the site but with my limited knowledge with wordpress I do not know how.

    Firstly and most important, I want to make this:
    look like this:

    I am not sure if this is possible, nor how to implement it.

    Here are the rest of my goals:
    -Latest story show on home page
    -Page for the actual article
    -Update 3 latest stories section in footer
    -3 articles per blog page and auto add pages (if that makes sense)
    for example when google results only show a certain amount per page.

    Thank you for viewing my post and I hope that you can help.


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  • esmi


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    Have you reviewed Theme Development?

    I just read over it briefly, are you implying I should make my own through this help and just learn, or look through the themes available for download.
    As far a learning, I got as far as I did and just got stuck and am very busy 🙁 and I am looking through the themes to find helpful stuff.




    Forum Moderator

    are you implying I should make my own through this help and just learn

    Yes. Based on what I could see on your site, you appear to be using a custom theme already.

    Ok, I’ll spare more time towards it, is there anywhere you’d suggest learning to make themes, or PHP in general (e.g. Books, sites..)



    Forum Moderator

    I’d suggest starting with the page I linked to above and then following the resources listed at the bottom of the page.

    Ok, I’ve got a little further, but now I need to figure out how to make it so that on it only shows a preview of the article, instead of taking up the entire screen.


    I’m still trying to figure out how to make it so there is 3 articles per blog page, do you edit the loop-page.php for this?

    Right, I am starting to prove I am getting better at this with clear thinking.
    I have solved both problems, thanks anyway.

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