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hi guys.

I have installed wordpress to my site http://www.xclo.co.uk and added a theme that I got from premiumpress. I wanted to edit the look of this theme (mainly the header to start with) This can not be done in wordpress can it?. I have got a sample theme from them and I am wondering what software is best to edit this theme? I have tried wordpress but it is just not working when I try to import it. I have also tried using it in webplus (as I like the WYSIWYG display). Can someone please advise me on the best one to use.

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Kevstar wrote:I have

Kevstar wrote:

I have installed wordpress to my site http://www.xclo.co.uk and added a theme that I got from premiumpress. I wanted to edit the look of this theme (mainly the header to start with) This can not be done in wordpress can it?.

Of course it can. All you need is an understanding of HTML and CSS.

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I have got a sample theme from them and I am wondering what software is best to edit this theme? I have tried wordpress but it is just not working when I try to import it. I have also tried using it in webplus (as I like the WYSIWYG display). Can someone please advise me on the best one to use.

The best editor is a simple text editor. There is no place for "WYSIWYG" on the web, because there is no one "What you get". The web is NOT paper.

It is not easy nor quick to learn HTML and CSS, of course. There is no shortcut to understanding, and understanding is what you need. For most people real proficiency requires months or years and involves serious thinking.

I would choose a theme you like and use it as is. Otherwise the Twenty Twelve theme is a nice clean basic theme that will let you make MINOR changes from the dashboard (background colours, header graphics, and such). Unless you already understand html and CSS you should stick with that.

You might also try the "weaver" theme which can be updated in many ways from the dashboard, but it's easy to lose control if you try to get too fancy.

If you need a design that people would pay money for, they pay some money and hire someone who knows how to do stuff like that. Otherwise, keep it simple.

Ed Seedhouse

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