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Total Newbie to WP and Thematic HELP!

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  • Started 3 years ago by Ayisha
  • Latest reply from helgatheviking
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  1. Ayisha
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    Hi guys and girls with brains. Recently got a host and installed WP, friend suggested Thesis but then another said they had promoted to Thematic which was better, so I installed that. I work through the WP dashboard as not ventured into the hosty bit as I have no idea what I'm doing but after trying to find an answer here to something I did venture in there and look - lots of scary files!

    I have been learning things on Dreamweaver CS5 so not totally stupid at it all but cannot get my head round the parent child thing, although the more I read it is forming in the depths of the old brain.

    My questions are,
    1. is this a theme where I will still be writing code like in DW?? as right now I don't seem to even have a way to change a bg color or anything but play with moving widgets around. The Thematic Options seems to have nothing, or nothing I understand.

    2. How can I get rid totally and absolutely of the comments thing? I have read the threads here and still no wiser.

    This is my first ever hosting and first ever site, so be gentle and note that I need child steps and abc and 123 for complete dummies.

    Thank you for your time.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. you might want to start by reading this:
    http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/wordpress-how-to-easily-create-a-thematic-child-theme

    i know alot of the thematic docu is in "transition". we're trying to get going at a new site. it might not even be available atm, i'm not sure.

    thematic does NOT come w/ a full-blown options panel like with thesis, or Woo, or any of the big premiums. it is more a framework for developers to build off of.

    you could build your own full-blown options panel with either Fitr Theme options plugin or Devin Price's awesome options framework plugin. http://wptheming.com/2011/05/options-framework-0-6/

    to answer your questions, you still write html but you add it via hooks and functions. if it is a lot of custom markup, you can reproduce a (for example) page.php in your child theme. due to template hierarchy ( http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy ) , WP will use your child's page.php before it uses the parent's version.

    1. see my answer from yesterday on how to add html via functions:
    http://forums.themeshaper.com/topic/mia-basic-hook-customization-understandings-needed#post-21467

    2. disable comments answered at this thread:
    http://forums.themeshaper.com/topic/removing-comments-section-from-thematic#post-16186

    Posted 3 years ago #

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