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[resolved] help - total newbie - over 50 not a geek :) help (10 posts)

  1. ravart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi,
    ok - here's the deal - i think. i have the beginnings of a blog/website using Spun which I really love. i don't know code or anything, biblical hebrew yes, html its greek to me, okay enough.
    so, i have six circles on the homepage with pictures that i like and across the top the name of site on top left and then "contact", "all about Art" (that's me), "home". this is all good. so if i understand correctly the circle are really links to posts ? now, these six are all i want!! so when if someone comes to the blogsite they will see the services i offer or the topics. so far so good.
    but when i want to add content if i understand correctly if I add a "post" then I am adding a new circle which will move to the top left and move all the others across and down.
    so if i don't want this happen when i want to add more content would i just go into each "circle" and write a new "post" above the previous content!! ????
    am i clear ? sorry to ramble, but i need help.

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    Also, what's this parent - child theme thing? this lingo, sorry, is something so foreign, yikes, i'm such an old geezer.

    well, not really.

    thanks,
    Art

  2. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can look through Spun's support forum for other people's spun sites.

  3. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you saying you want the order to be swapped around, so that new posts come last?

  4. ravart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    no, i don't think so :(.
    let me ask this -

    let's say i have the six circles - you come to the site - you click on "spiritual companioning" and you get to the post, right, not page, and on that post is a description of spiritual companioning with --- a link, i guess to a page ? post? which offers more details or services or more info?

    so

    1st Layer - 6 circles - home page
    click on one circle and takes you to
    2nd Layer - here you find info about subject
    now do i just add content here over and over ? newest in front ? do i date it myself so that people know its newest content " which is why i was thinking that 2nd layer/level would have links on it to take person more content ???

    am i making more trouble for myself ?

    should i just stick to these 2 levels/layers , placing new content in front of old ?

    thanks,
    Art

    ps i will check out support forum for other sites.

  5. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can link to a page off your post that has more description, are you trying to do this and having issues?

  6. ravart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    no, sorry i'm not clear

    just trying to understand which is best way to make use of Spun.

    some websites/blogs have all kinds of links down the side for example to take people to other content on the site.

    i will checkout more sites and see if i can find an example or two of what i am trying to do and get back to you, thanks so much.

    by the way what's the best way for me to learn the basics of wordpress? I know that each template is different, and i don't want to learn code :(, but for example, child - parents, categories vs tags etc

    thanks again,
    Art

  7. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    some websites/blogs have all kinds of links down the side for example to take people to other content on the site.

    Spun has the same sidebar stuff, but it's not laid out like a sidebar on the Home page. It's at the bottom. You have to press a plus symbol to open it.

    by the way what's the best way for me to learn the basics of wordpress?

    Maybe some books http://wordpress.org/about/books - I don't personally know

  8. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    some websites/blogs have all kinds of links down the side for example to take people to other content on the site.

    Spun has the same sidebar stuff, but it's not laid out like a sidebar on the Home page. It's at the bottom. You have to press a plus symbol to open it.

    by the way what's the best way for me to learn the basics of wordpress?

    Maybe some books http://wordpress.org/about/books - I don't personally know

  9. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    what's the best way for me to learn the basics of wordpress?

    Lots of good info here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress

  10. ravart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks so much.....

    i'll look around some more and see what i can learn and what i like from the other spun based sites..

    art

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