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HTML SUCKS - mini rant

  1. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I am a common sense technical person, not a fricken programmer!  I liked blogger because all I had to do was click on a button, add my adsense account ID and bingo, the adds appear.

    Now with Wordpress on my website, the clean, nice layout themes require that you copy & paste codes into the editor.  I spent two freaking hours trying to do this and its wrong! 

    I get to put the codes in after the "body" - but I want to put my amazon codes and adsense codes in. 

    Yes, I'm technically HTML and CSS challenged.  Its a different language to me & my dyslexia makes it even more complicated.

    I found one theme that you can easily put your adds on, but it is BUTT ugly.

    Ranting over.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You've picked the wrong theme.  I have several Wordpress sites and still don't know a word of HTML or CSS.  You can (and should) pick a theme where you can do most things with plugins - that way, if you decide to change your theme, you don't have to re-do everything.

      how about posting a link on your profile and we can have a look and make suggestions?

  2. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    hmm, there are many themes that have limited need for detailed html and css editing. Of the free theme choices I would go with


    I use the paid version of Thesis w/ dev license for all my own sites, but Atahualpa used to be my main theme

    1. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I had that theme downloaded yesterday & deleted it.  Will go back and try with it again.

  3. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    The level of customization allowed by it can be daunting, but that same flexibility will make sure you have an open canvas to learn with and you will be able to create unique sites

    but, many of the initial hurdles relating to adsense and amazon are best tackled by using plug ins

    I like advertising manager for adsense. There are so many choices for amazon I couldnt pick just one..but look around the plug in directory for ideas

    Youll probably want akismet to block spam and stats manager to see an ez stats view similar to what hubs has


  4. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I was looking at plugins & wasn't sure which I should use. Thanks, I bookmarked the link smile 

    I will go back and learn more today, right now I need to be brain dead.

  5. agvulpes profile image88
    agvulpesposted 8 years ago

    Sorry to go slightly off topic here. But in this regard is Wordpress easier to use than Joomla!

    1. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In my opinion, yes.

      But it depends on purpose, much of my WP learning curve was in learning how to make a WP site, not look like a blog.

      You would never have that issue w/ joomla..plus if your already used to a capsule system..its prob quite easy to catch on to

      1. Bill Manning profile image75
        Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        In my opinion, wordpress is much easier to learn and use than Joomla. It also seems to be more SE friendly. smile

  6. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Jane,

    Breathe, breathe, it's going to be alright, breathe, breathe.

    In and out, nice and easy. smile big_smile

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 8 years ago

    HTML is a real doozy. I thought about getting certified in it until I took a course on it and nearly beat my head against a wall. The typing of all the code wasn't the hard part, it was finding the missing period among thousands of characters of text. Then I thought that maybe javascript would be easier *face_palm*.

  8. searchbliss profile image61
    searchblissposted 8 years ago

    HTML is the easiest language. Use W3schools to learn it in a snap. Now programming languages like VBscript and PHP, that's a challenge. Good luck!

  9. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Search for an Adsense Plug in for Wordpress. That way you can control the ads from within your admin control panel.

    Otherwise you'll need to find the right spot to hack in the code on the php template. If you know HTML it isn't too hard to find your way around some PHP.

  10. awmoney profile image56
    awmoneyposted 8 years ago

    to be honest, wordpress is the easiest shit i've ever used... when you finally start to think wordpress is to less advanced for your cause its time to switch to your own website or a content management system like drupal.

    I program php sql html css and some javascript and am developing my own website @ http://www.webhost-choice.com . it did took me about 2 years to learn designing and programming, but in the end it will pay of. it's a hobby anyways!

  11. Mamelody profile image60
    Mamelodyposted 8 years ago

    I too find it a complete pain adding HTML codes to word press. Just keep going round in circles like I did and you'll eventually get there smile