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  1. nancledre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If learning wordpress is a learning curve then I am well towards the back of the grid on the launch pad!
    Have just installed instant wordpress V4.2 and in horse racing terms fell at the first post. Basically when I update the Hello World posting the text width becomes smaller - why and how do I make it the same width as the original?

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, many believe that 'installing' and 'using' are the same, alas, they are not...Fortunately, many very nice people here have done a great job with this codex:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/

    That said, create a new post and look at that.

  3. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Got a link to the post?

    Did you edit in visual or html mode on the text editor? If you did it in visual swap to html to see if anything else was added besides just the text you want.

  4. nancledre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi wp bum

    tried in both - nothing showed up in html - basically all i did was delete everything except "welcome"

  5. nancledre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh and no link because it is on my local pc

  6. nancledre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well perhaps I am thicker than thick and the answer to my query is obvious - sadly so be it - perhaps I will never know the why and the how, so let me ask it another way. I have installed instant wordpress opened the dashboard, gone to the home page and without changing a thing did update. The format of the page has changed - simple question, why and how do I stop it doing that?

  7. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The format of the page has changed - simple question, why and how do I stop it doing that?

    Avoid modifying the theme's files and instead implement modifications in a Child Theme.

  8. nancledre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I hear what you say, but as I am at the start of my learning curve using instant wordpress
    and can re-install at any time (new twenty eleven) it matters not that I am updating the installed file.

  9. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it matters not that I am updating the installed file

    I'm not sure I understand this point in relation to your confusion as to why and how your page's format is changing. May you elaborate?

  10. nancledre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Certainly. I am trying to use Instant WordPress to learn about the WordPress product. I install a clean WordPress. I use dashboard and go to edit the home page. The text takes up a certain width of the page. If I do nothing at all, but update the page the text takes up a different width. This I do not understand. How do I make it take up the same width as the original installed info?

  11. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do I make it take up the same width as the original installed info

    Was the original installed info present on your website before you updated the page? Or is this original installed info present on another website, as a demo webpage to showcase the theme?

  12. nancledre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Instant wordpress is a locally installed package i.e. there is no website as such.

    I install
    I use dashboard
    I go to the home page
    I do no changes
    I update
    The page as viewed is now different to as installed

  13. nancledre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    To all who responded many thanks. I am none the wiser regarding what I thought was a fundamental question, so will call it a day.

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