Whew! This stuff is tough to a newbie! Ok, so I'm trying to add a timeline of my kids' milestones. I figured out that I needed a new page. I created one (Admin screen -> Create Page) but didn't like the look of it. My code was fine but the page included some things I didn't want like the date at the top and comments at the bottom. I read around and looked for a page.php template so I could modify it but my theme didn't have one. So where was the template WP was using for my new page!?
Anyway, then I found the index.php file, copied it, deleted the middle stuff and put the template "Snarfer" stuff at the top (calling it timeline of course instead of Snarfer). Then I made another new page based on my new template, putting in the code I used before. When viewed, the header, sidebar, and footer pulled in fine. My table where I had laid out all my data however was absent(missing when I viewed source as well). If I go into the Admin screen and edit the page, my code is still there.
What happened? I want the original template (the one I couldn't find) back but so I can edit it. Can someone send me in the right direction, please?
Thanks to anyone who can answer me. Sorry it's probably such a stupid (long!) beginners' question.