noob editing questions (5 posts)

  1. drp
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey gang,

    I'm redoing my site and I've decided to use wordpress. I've seen other artists use it, and I can see the appeal. My previous site was done with Flash and just a smidge of Dreamweaver. I tell you this, because that's all the experience I have with code editing...practically none.

    I'm using the default Kubrick wordpress theme. The items I want to adjust/add are as follows: Background color (areas to the left and right of the main blog), the page color, the sidebar color, the border colors. And finally, I want to add new 'sections'. Not categories, but 'headings' I suppose. For instance, I want an 'Artwork' section, right below 'Pages'.

    Where can I find all these values to adjust? I've looked in the Theme Editor for my site, and see alot of fields, but I'm not sure which does what. I know how to get the color values from Photoshop, but I just need to know where to plug them in.

    I assume I can just edit them right there online in the Theme Editor and hit 'update file'. If there is something I'm missing, please let me know.

    Sorry for such a long post everyone. I just want to get a handle on how to do this. It's very overwhelming.

    Many thanks!

  2. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    1. Welcome to WP.
    2. If your html/css skills are limited - first thing to do: get rid of that theme... before you get nightmares :)
    3. Take a look at the online Manual, the Codex - especially the Blog_Design_and_Layout section.
    To know what to edit: Finding_Your_CSS_Styles.

    Please, don't hesitate to post back if you have more questions.

  3. drp
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the heads up moshu. Just curious, but why should I stay away from that default Kubrik theme?

  4. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Because it is difficult to modify and you'll spend hours here in the forum asking questions :)

    You want an example? You planned to change the page bg, sidebar bg... yet you didn't realized the colours are not defined in the stylesheet. (Hint: it's an image)

  5. drp
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ah HA! We'll, many thanks again moshu. I'll find another that I can modify more easily.

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