Modifying Basic Elements
Can anyone point me to a sinply and clear explanation of how to modify the following basic WordPress theme elements:
– Header background colour
– Header image
– Sidebar background colour
– Sidebar link colours (regular, hover, visited, etc.)
– Names of sidebar titles (Pages, Archives, etc.)
– Order of sidebar items (Pages, Archives, Categories, etc.)
– Elements widths (total page width, sidebar width, header width, etc.
I’ve looked through lots of posts and instructions and most assume a more deeper understanding about how CSS and template files work in WordPress than a new user could possibily hope to understand quickly.
The above elements are the only ones I really need to modify to create theme that I would like to implement on my WordPress site.
I am using WordPress to manage a small website not a blog.
Again, I wish someone could but the elements the user can adjust into a menu under the DashBoard. Similar to discussion forum software like Invision Power Board where all the various menu, text, background colours, fonts etc. can all be adjusted from a browser driven control panel.
I would like to gain a deeper understanding of CSS, etc. but I the WordPress community will not grow beyond those who are willing to learn these things in order to successfully implement their own WordPress sites. I’m a graphic designer NOT a programmer or coder and while I really like the way WordPress is implemented I do not understand why we are still hacking CSS files manually in NotePad if they are to be the great next hope for web design.
~End of rant~
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