My head hurts from wordpress.

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  1. LarasMama profile image60
    LarasMamaposted 8 years ago

    I've decided I need to start a wordpress site - hell this year I'm doing everything. I figured after fifteen years online why on earth am I not doing something to make money?
    Anyway that's beside the point. It's 1am here and my head hurts - just getting to the point where I can set up the site and get a decent theme is confusing (coming from blogger, here!)
    Just wondering if it was this difficult for everyone or if my brain is just a little *not up to date as I thought*.
    smile
    ./rambling

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have wasted countless hours doing the same. Not to worry - eventually you get there.

    2. content profile image68
      contentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm actually on a list for someone that is giving a wordpress webinar on Monday.  It goes over step by step video detail on how to set up your wordpress blog for the best SEO.  You can find more info about the webinar at:

      http://allbusinesscoaching.com/business … ower-tips/

      Hope this is OK.  I'm not promoting my hubs or anything and it would really be useful.   Wordpress is easier to use than you might think.

    3. Richieb799 profile image80
      Richieb799posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, I know what you mean, I really wish I'd started this earning money online sooner lol

  2. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    I totally gave up on wordpress about a month ago. way to hard to figure out for us computer illiterates.

    1. LarasMama profile image60
      LarasMamaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Glad I'm not the only one. I know basic coding (well enough to put in third columns or do minor tweaks) but wordpress seems to nothing BUT code. LoL!

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        @larasMama @ohma well one doesnot need to be well versed in computers for wordpress..i have my own url site which has wordpress..it is simple and good ..can be managed easily..if you guys need any assistance in that just post on forum and i would be glad to assist..i m sure many on hubs might be using wordpress and would help you out..

        1. LarasMama profile image60
          LarasMamaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well while I have you..... LOL
          I finally found a theme that does what I want without too much tweaking.
          The only problem is that it has a grey button with an elephant on it that says "Subscribe". How do I remove that?
          So far all I can figure out is that it's in the "sidebar.php" file. Any help appreciated!

          1. pisean282311 profile image60
            pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            as you login using admin credentials ..a dashboard would come..on left hand side you would have apperance link..usually 7th on the list..move mouse over that..and click on widget..first see on sidebar whether you can see subscribe thing in it..if yes drag it and that would make it inactive..

            now in case you dont see that ..open sidebar.php in editor..do u have dreamweaver?..if not open in notepad..and search this button..remove it manually..if can any difficulty ..let me know..

            1. LarasMama profile image60
              LarasMamaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              It wasn't there - don't know why! But I did figure it out. First I opened that particular elephant picture in new tab to get its name (subscribe.png) then I looked for the code that used that and removed that part of the code. It was actually in sideicons.php for some reason.
              Anyway thanks for the help. My brain has had enough. Isn't it funny when you achieve one tiny tweak and feel like it's the biggest thing you've done all day?!
              Anyway bed time for me! smile

              1. pisean282311 profile image60
                pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                going home time for me...good night..

            2. Origin profile image59
              Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You can just go to the wordpress "theme editor" and select "sidebar.php" on the right-hand side and do a control F to search for keywords, you don't need to use dreamweaver/notepad/wordpad unless your going to the actual file either on your computer's HD or in your FTP.

              1. pisean282311 profile image60
                pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                well i prefer ..copying code on what ever file i edit first..then i do in on server..suppose i forget to close some tag or something gets messed up ..i have copy to restore original..

                1. Origin profile image59
                  Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I just pop open Notepad and copy & paste the current code (unaltered) and use that as my backup so I can work on the website live. When I make the change successfully I copy the changed code into notepad and just save the file in my backups, and I do it by date and backup order (ie, sidebar1, sidebar2, sidebar3, etc).

                  I suppose everyone has their own methods. big_smile

      2. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LarasMama, I'm mystified when I see people say this.  I set up all my sites with Wordpress and I do not know how to code.   By all means get fancy with code later if you really want to, but the most important thing is to get your site up and running.

        The very first thing you must do is find a theme that meets your needs. 

        http://www.themegrade.com/

        You want a theme that is "widget ready" - because then you can do EVERYTHING you want to do using plugins.  Every time you want to do something with your site, Google ".... Wordpress plugin" before you try to code, and you'll probably find a plugin that will do it!

        Also, if you want three columns, pick a three column theme!  There are plenty out there.  If you want one with a customisable header, pick one with a customisable header.  And so on.

        1. Bill Manning profile image73
          Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the theme link, I needed more. It's amazing how 95% of the WP themes out there are horrible!  roll

  3. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Since you a person who knows basic coding is having trouble imagine being me. If it is not point and click I am lost.

  4. Anolinde profile image87
    Anolindeposted 8 years ago

    I have recently started a blog with my own domain but using wordpress.  It has the effect on me as well!  What I'm having problems with at the moment is the widgets, though .. but supposedly wordpress is much better for SEO from what I've read and heard!

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      much better than blogger..all add plugin for seo pack..it would assist you in seo...

      1. Anolinde profile image87
        Anolindeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yup.  Done that! smile

  5. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    no, you're not the only one. I think I was in tears at one point, it took me forever just to choose the theme! now it's up, but I've barely worked on it at all. I'm still trying to figure out how to properly install a 'share this' plug-in. it says it's installed, but I don't see it.  when I tried to find it, I couldn't.

    I have no idea how to get rid of the grey button you refer to. hmm
    sorry. I'll watch this thread for any advice.

  6. fresnavee profile image54
    fresnaveeposted 8 years ago

    I've never really had a tugh time with Wordpress (Except for the one website I abandoned foreeever ago, recently remembered I had, and then had to do some major renovations because it was hacked).

    Then again, I've done stuff with Joomla and just about every CMS system released in the last few years.

    If you want some help or need a question answered about Wordpress, feel free to shoot my a message. I'd be glad to help. ^^

  7. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    I have many wordpress sites, some made into full stores. You just have to keep at it and slowly figure it all out. One thing that is very important is to look at your site in both FF and IE browsers.

    They render the look of WP differently. So you want to be sure they look good in both. IE and FF are the two top browsers that most use.

    Let me know if anyone needs help with WP, I know quite a bit about them. smile

  8. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I do a lot in wordpress.

    I think you might be going more in depth than you need to though, since wordpress is set up so you don't have to do much coding.

    I always find a theme that is similar to what I want and tehn edit it as per my needs.

  9. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I was really frustrated myself when I first started.  Then I slapped myself for being OCD on the theme.  I found a theme, stuck with it & started writing.  Its worked out great.  I also purchased a book on WordPress which is really helpful.  I do not know how to code & I'm not ready to go there yet.  I'd love to have a custom header using one of my photos, one day I'll figure it out.

    1. Bill Manning profile image73
      Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Jane@CM, it is so easy to use your own custom header. All you have to do is upload the picture you want into the images folder of your theme. Then rename the header image to that, which should be found in the header.php file or maybe your style.css file.

      Of course you want to make your picture the same size as the header already is. smile

      1. Jane@CM profile image59
        Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Bill, you make it sound easy.  I'll give it a try smile  Again, thanks!!!

  10. CulinaryFool profile image60
    CulinaryFoolposted 8 years ago

    I love WordPress now, but wanted to jump off a bridge when I first started with it. Although I find it pretty easy to use now, it still takes me forever to tweak templates when I first use them.

  11. Len Cannon profile image89
    Len Cannonposted 8 years ago

    I really like Wordpress's interface, much better than Blogger.

  12. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Agreed on wordpress being much better than blogger.  I also fully agree with the fact that Content is worth 10 times more than looks.

    It took me two years of creating a load of websites and getting bored by the time it came to writing content to realise I had just wasted two years and only earned a few cents.

 
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