I'm a newbie and have been reading everything I can to answer two questions. My guess is that the answer is know by 90% of the folks here so I'll appreciate your help.
1.) Is there a way to restore a WP site to the original default settings from when the WP install was new, and the loaded/activated theme was fresh? As I'm learning now I play with many options and eventually make a mess of the site. Is the only way to start fresh, to delete the complete WP install and install the database and all files again? Or is there a box to check that restores to default? Going forward, is the best way to experiment but avoid complete reinstalls, to make a new child theme(s) whenever I start a new styling or content loading of a site?
2.) I can't get my head around the workflow of how to start from scratch and build a new WP site. What's the 1,2,3 ? For example if starting with the 2010 theme, after I setup the header, footer, and sidebar widgets, is my only option is that those areas stay the same for all Pages views in the site? Then my remaining options are only to build multiple main content areas (pages) with different content. When I'm in the dashboard and select 'Posts' how do I know on which page these will be entered when I publish?
If anyone has found a tutorial book, or videos that walk a newbie through actually building a site I'd welcome the information. From my review of online tutorials and all books published on WordPress 98% just go down a list explaining different tools, settings, or plugins, etc., but don't provide the start to finish workflow required to build a site.
Thanks to anyone who can shine a light on these questions !!