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  • 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?

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  • 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.

    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.

    Hi wp bum

    tried in both – nothing showed up in html – basically all i did was delete everything except “welcome”

    Oh and no link because it is on my local pc

    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?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    @anevins

    Forum moderator

    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.

    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.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    @anevins

    Forum moderator

    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?

    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?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    @anevins

    Forum moderator

    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?

    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

    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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