Support » Fixing WordPress » what the heck did I just do?!

Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    You might want to validate that page.

    WP works pretty well with XHTML code providing you remember to use the HTML tab when pasting in, or writing, markup for individual posts and pages. The overall design, however, is handled by the theme’s template files which also require some knowledge of PHP and an ability to work with WordPress Template Tags.

    Where are the template files?? I know enough to deal with that, if only I could find them.

    Thanks so much for your help-as I said I’m trying to help a friend..

    From my point of view, you don’t have to know php to work in the template files. If you know html and CSS, you will likely be able to help him, as long as you understand “the loop” and the templates tags.

    Log in the account via ftp

    browse to the wordpress install directory (in this case, I would guess it’s beta/)

    There, you will have a folder “wp-content”. This is where you will find all the “content” stuff of wordpress (plugins, theme, etc.)

    The theme your friend uses seems to be named “clean”… So :


    There you will find the “template files”.

    Try to understand the template hierarchy first :

    To get you started, normally, all “page” share the same header (header.php) and footer (footer.php) and have a “sidebar” (sidebar.php)

    All other files are “between” these two files (index.php, single.php, etc.)

    And the styling of all these files is in style.css…

    Good luck.


    Thank you! I’ll check back with progress. .

Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • The topic ‘what the heck did I just do?!’ is closed to new replies.