Getting started

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  • #90020

    guerro
    Member

    No idea how to set up a nice looking page. Color, graphics. See a few here, so Duh, what do I do?

    #90280

    timethief
    Member

    You will find a choice of themes available to you in the admin section of your blog here => Dashboard => Presentation => Themes – you can scroll down and make a choice by clicking on it. Then you can view your blog and the you selected theme will be visible.

    #90293

    guerro
    Member

    Got that figured out. Now, how do I add photos?

    #90294

    ryannjenn
    Member

    Not to turn you away from the forums completely but you may get your answers much faster if you check out this page:

    http://faq.wordpress.com/

    which will have a lot of the questions beginners have. I found it very useful when i first began. If you get stuck and can’t find it there then by all means bring your questions to the forum. Here is the link to the add photos question also:

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/16/how-do-i-upload-pictures/

    #90296

    guerro
    Member

    I have panic attacks reading tooo much info, and will usuall screw things up. For example, I am trying to set up ctagories, but deleted it instead. Cannot figure out how to put it back and set up catagories.

    Sorry, it’s a learning curve thing. I alway do better if a live person tell me what to do.

    So, how do I set up catagories?

    #90302

    ryannjenn
    Member

    Dashboard > Manage > Categories > Add New

    #90303

    For post categories:
    Dashboard > Manage > Categories > Add New

    doh! beaten!

    #90314

    guerro
    Member

    But my page layout looks crappy, and I can’t get catagories etc to line up on the right. Sorry guys, but this is way new to me, and reading the faq doesn’t seem to helping.

    http://guerro.wordpress.com/

    If you want to see my dilema.

    All help is appreciated!!

    A

    #90316

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s the theme you’ve chosen: it displays them at the bottom. Just pick a different theme that has categories in the sidebar.

    Also, remember that you can’t tinker with the layout too much here at WordPress.com unless you learn CSS and buy the Custom CSS upgrade. If you’re primarily a writer, I wouldn’t worry about it, as the people checking your blog don’t really care about layout as long as it’s easily readable.

    #90317

    guerro
    Member

    Thanks, Rain coaster.

    I need to refer clients to this to see writing samples, but can’t seem to get everything to list under catagories.

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