Hi, I am Stephanie and brand new to websites, WordPress and this forum.
My website is http://www.rodeobucket.com
I use Hostmonster.com as a server.
I did not do the initial WordPress install in Jan. 2012.
This week, I took over and updated to the latest version of WordPress 3.3.2, following all instructions, including uninstalling plugins first.
I backed up the old theme. I installed a new wordpress theme, MANTRA 1.8.8.
All of my plug-ins are up to date and working.
I have no error messages at this time, that I have seen.
Google was not indexing my Header graphic image yesterday. I found the MANTRA setting of "HIDE" to hide the 'title & description' in the 'General' section of the settings on the Dashboard.
I had previously not entered them so they would not show on top of my header image.
I believe this will correct that issue today once Google tries to index again.
My main concern right now in design, is getting seperate pages to look and behave differently. My page options on the admin section of NEW PAGE are limited to: Mantra theme (Default template(set up in Mantra settings), One column~no sidebar, page-blog,
page-with-intro-'I am not sure what this page does as I have not seen any intro space/box')
I would like to keep my blog page(which is HOME right now) with sidebar and have the ability to do another page,
such as a recipe post page that does not contain the sidebar, but allows multiple posts.
The one-column-no sidebar page allows only ONE post.
The other option that might work for a recipe page is being able to have at least 2 columns or a table that would allow me to set up downloadable recipe links.
I do not wish to set up a 2 column page as default because then my blog page will also have 2 columns.
My Links page http://www.rodeobucket.com/links/ is a one column page and
I am having the same design issue there.
I want to be able to section off different sets of links by Categories. I was unable to simply tab out further and do a second underlined heading without the underline extending across the blank space. (sort of faking columns) Adding/formatting an image header for each link column would help as well.
I saw on the description of the Mantra theme, many options like tables and columns but I do not know how to implement them on individual pages. The kitchen sink tab above post entry boxes does not show that type of formatting.
Mantra theme does offer the option of a presentation page(which could act as a gallery, not yet sure if it must remain the index page) but I am looking at free gallery plug in options right now.
*(If I choose a free Gallery plugin for WP and install it, does that
auto-install any script into template pages I would need or do I need to research what that plugin requires and install to the template pages in the editor first before installing the gallery plugin?
**Also, I am only currently able to install plugins in my sidebar.
How would I install that plugin(gallery) to a PAGE, such as a one column page?
I have formatted date/time for posts in Settings.
*Date and time do not appear for blog posts either on main blog page or single blog page.
I can only see the date created on my admin page for posts.
I hope this all falls under the same basic design issues. I did read the forum info. and FAQ.
If I have made this too complicated in one post, please let me know. I appreciate any help.
Also, I know very little technical terminology or any coding and have a learning disability. So, I did my best to use wording similar to the forum information.