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Advice on WP theme editing for beginners

  1. Hi,

    I have used wordpress.com for quite a while.

    Now I have ventured into using wordpress.org, so I am hosting the blog myself. My host has a quickinstall option, so I have been able to automatically upload the software, and so in that sense I can just get posting.

    But there are only two .org themes that come supplied with .org to start with. I know I can download further themes, but I'd like to have a go at editing the existing themes for myself. (ie. WordPress default 1.6).

    I have a grasp of HTML and CSS, but really need a bit more grounding in wordpress coding before I start hacking up code and (trying to) change things.

    For now I'd just like to try out some simple changes - add an image to the header, change background color schemes and bits like this.

    So I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good online tutorial or site which takes you through the basic codes, explains things, and gives a good grounding for beginners to get started on editing wordpress themes.

    Thanks

  2. You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

    This support forum is for WordPress.com hosted blogs only. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog you need to seek help at the WordPress.org forums, not here.

    If you don't understand the difference, you may find this information helpful.

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