Which code is right for me? (7 posts)

  1. Distiple
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So Im a wordpress user with absolutely no coding understanding. Still. im trying to muck around with several options, relying heavily on code snippets supplied by users on the web.

    However, even with some of the straightforward options which require a simple cut and paste, I have to try a number of different options before finally getting something to work, despite several comments from other users saying these solutions worked for them.

    Im assuming this is related to different WP versions and such. Is there any way to know what should work for me?

  2. That's a tough question. I would venture to say that it depends more on the theme you are using. Some themes are really complex while others are super simple.
    I would start by using a few of the free ones - the ones from the WordPress theme are good examples to start with and then also look at the WordPress theme tutorial on theming - http://themeshaper.com/2012/10/22/the-themeshaper-wordpress-theme-tutorial-2nd-edition/

    It's a really good place to start.

    Another good place to start as well is by simply making a child theme. That's an easy way to get your feet wet.

  3. Distiple
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Christine. I am currently working on a child theme for twentyten theme. For example, I am now trying to hide the category and tag meta data from the homepage, where i am using excerpts.

    This solution from only 3 months ago seemed to do the trick for the OP, but not for me: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-only-remove-posted-by-in-the-twenty-ten-theme?replies=9

  4. Can you provide a link to your site so we can have a look at your CSS?

  5. Distiple
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My site is http://www.wordsandmusic.com.

    I was finally able to achieve removing the meta data, by removing the code related to the entry utility in my loop.php file, something which i had not seen suggested anywhere.

    But I would still love to understand, for future reference why previous, much simpler solutions, didnt work for me.

    I am currently also struggling with aligning the excerpt images to the right of the text, as i described here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-do-i-align-excerpt-images-on-homepage?replies=11

    For this as well, I have attempted many solutions, including the one mentioned in the thread, but to no avail.

  6. That link doesn't seem to work. I only see a godaddy page.

  7. Distiple
    Posted 3 years ago #

    my bad (too little sleep). im at wordsandmusic.me

    Ive since been able to achieve most of what i wanted, but would still love to know how to know which kind of solutions to look for.

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