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  • Hi there,

    I’d like to have three columns on my main page;

    first column – featured post (with image)
    second column – other posts (text only)
    third column – categories, archive, etc

    Thing is, I’m a bit confused about what code I need to tweak, and where to find it.

    Please bear in mind I’m a PHP virgin. My HTML is passable and my CSS okay.

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  • For your Categories, archives, etc you’ll need to read this link and pick what you want.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags

    KatGirl,

    Thanks, but I need a real “from scratch” explanation.

    The closest I’ve seen to what I want is http://dfckr.com

    where there’s a featured post, a list of other posts, and a third column where I’d have my other stuff.

    Did you look at the link I provided? Because what you’re asking is available in those tags.

    Also, I STRONGLY recommend that you read this, too.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons

    This is NOT a fob off. If you need a “from scratch” explaination, you’ll need to read this first because what information we give you (re: above) you won’t understand, which clearly you didn’t, and this will help you understand what the tags are called, what they render and where to put them.

    KatGirl,

    Thanks again. I guess I need to learn to crawl before I walk!

    Thanks for your patience.

    Gary

    Yesterday I was in the same position as you, my html/css is quite good but my php doesn’t exist beyond simple changes to existing code.

    I found this http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop#Multiple_Loops_Example_1 extremely useful and it basicly details what you are looking for in the 3rd pratical example (I think it’s the third).

    The section called “multiple loops in action” on the page you linked describes exactly what I’m trying to do – I just don’t know where I’m meant to put the code!

    WiBu – did you see the example I posted…

    http://dfckr.com

    ?

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