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    Hi! I want to create a rather simple site but I don’t have too much experience in WP theme creation nor time. I want to create a WP theme or modify a free preexisting theme but I did not find any plugin for this task. In fact these are the first days I am using or searching for a WP plugin. Also a free program would be good for theme creation of customization.
    It surprises me that for all the popularity WP has a solid auto system for theme creation is hard to find. I might do it the old fashion by programming manually but this takes too much time….

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  • There are a few online (Artisteer for example), but from what I have seen they create crappy code – and they are not supported here at all. This isn’t a likely place to find recommendations for those kinds of approaches to WP. It’s much preferable to use a good, basic theme and customize it to your liking/needs using the standard WP functionality.

    After what I saw the WP theme modifying options are unfortunately even weaker than those that Blogger has… I can’t even modify the position of HTML blocks…

    That’s not true at all — anything is modifiable in self-hosted WP sites. You may need to make some changes in code, however. Or are you, by chance, looking at WordPress.COM sites?

    How can you modify a layout just using the WP panel…?? I am curious…

    It depends on the theme – a few have “drag and drop” functionality – for example:

    Other things like headers, widgets and page layouts depend on the theme.

    So if a theme support layout modification then I will see an option on WP panel?? They appear only are supported by the theme code?

    For some things, yes, it would be in theme options. Other things, like widgets, are partly standard WP – but the choices and appearance are theme specific.

    I’d suggest setting up a WP site and playing around with it – it will be much easier than asking theoretical questions. Have you used WordPress at all?

    No, this is my first day I installed it and saw the options…

    Okay, so this will give you lots of good info:

    Most layout, styling and functionality is theme-specific or/or can be added via plugins.

    Many thanks for the info!!!

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