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Old 01-23-2016, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default Wordpress templates—Aaaarrrrrrgh!

Folks-

I have just started to try to modify a Wordpress theme. I am no stranger to HTML or templating systems; but this is byzantine!

At this point, I don't really even have specific questions— I just needed to rant!

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Old 01-23-2016, 01:26 PM   #2
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https://codex.wordpress.org/
There you can find answers to questions you don't even know you have right now.
I know what you are going through. Unnecessary complicated. Even Drupal is easier to deal with.

   
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And Joomla is even easier! It took me so long to template the last WP site I built that I no longer make new WP sites.

   
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https://codex.wordpress.org/
There you can find answers to questions you don't even know you have right now.
I know what you are going through. Unnecessary complicated. Even Drupal is easier to deal with.
And "drupal" is Byzantinian for "something more complex than we Byzantines can comprehend"

   
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:45 AM   #5
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Even Drupal is easier to deal with.
Interesting—several other people have told me how much easier Wordpress is than Drupal. I guess its just depends!

Thanks for the codex link. It helped.

   
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I'm starting to figure it out... but its a good thing I'm not doing this on a deadline!

   
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I might have a WP project coming up soon so I'll make use of the link as well - often!

It is a redesign but I suspect it'll be starting from scratch as all I see when visiting their current WP site is framesets...

   
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Okay...

So, I can't say I've mastered WP yet—but at least I don't feel like its kicking my butt anymore.

Here's what I've been able to build:
arnoldy.us/teach

what do you think?

I still have some more changes I want to make—gotta figure out widgets next!

   
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The font size changes from a relatively legible size to pretty small--looks like it might be 10pt--after the first paragraph. Could you bump that up a tad?

Viewed in both Pale Moon and Firefox just in case that might be relevant...


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The font size changes from a relatively legible size to pretty small--looks like it might be 10pt--after the first paragraph. Could you bump that up a tad?
Hmm... all of that text should be using the default font size of the browser (the first 'graph is 1.4x that size). Is it showing up smaller than your default size?

   
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