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  • #5640

    SK
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    Hi, I am a rookie in wordpress and have no experience in programming language at all. Can any kind soul out there please help me with this: Where can I find the css style sheet in wordpress? Is it under “Appearance”, then “Editor”? I understand that by changing the stylesheet, it will make changes to the appearance and so on to all the document in wordpress. But if I want to make a single amendment to only a page, how do I do that? Lastly, how do I do a backup so that I can safeguard the original documents if I make a blunder to the stylesheet? Pls advise. Thank you very much for your help.

    #5646

    Susan
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    Welcome! Yes, the stylesheet is under Appearance > Editor.  You would make changes there if you want to change how your site looks (such as changing colors, functionality, etc.)

    To edit a single page (or post), you would go to Appearance > Pages (or post), and then make an edit to the page or post. Doing so only impacts the content of that particular post or page.

    You should always keep a “clean” copy of your theme (in the zip file) on your computer (or somewhere else), but if you somehow  mess with that, you can download a fresh copy through mystudiopress > downloads.

    Some people recommend making changes to your theme through your hosting site, using FTP and a code editor; others are comfortable doing it through the WP dashboard (Personally, I copy my stylesheet onto a text editor on my desktop, make the changes there, and then past it into the stylesheet on my deashboard). It’s up to you in terms of which you feel more comfortable.


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    #5650

    SK
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    Hi, Susan. Thanks for your help. It’s very informative. Btw, what kind of code editor and text editor are you using? Can you recommend me one? I am using NotePad for text editor at the moment..I don’t know about code editor. Is it something like firebug? Pls advise. Thank you.

    #5654

    Susan
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    Post count: 9306

    I use Textpad, mostly because that’s what I use for my job, so I’m familiar with it. Notepad will work. You just want to make sure that whatever you are using, you keep it in a text-only format (for example, don’t use MS Word…) I found this site with some other recommendations for text editors

    Firebug is an invaluable tool for helping you see the code on your live site, but any edits made there won’t impact the actual site.

     


    Susan @ Graphically Designing I offer theme customizations I tweet!
    I’ve taken up the challenge! – help me answer some of the unanswered posts

    #5657

    Susan
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    Post count: 9306

    I should also add – if you haven’t downloaded it yet, you should definitely read this:

    http://www.studiopress.com/news/genesis-for-beginners.htm


    Susan @ Graphically Designing I offer theme customizations I tweet!
    I’ve taken up the challenge! – help me answer some of the unanswered posts

    #5658

    SK
    Participant

    Hi, Susan. Thanks for the link. I find them useful. You’ve been a great help esp. to a rookie like me. Thank you! Have a nice day.

    #5665

    Euchre4
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    I just purchased the executive theme and installed genesis and the child into my WP @ my hosting provider.  The default exec. theme looks nothing like the feature demo product.    I tried following

    http://my.studiopress.com/tutorials/import-demo-content/

    but this is very confusing ..

    What XML file and

    What <<pload this file using the form provided on that page.>> is this.

    I tried following the WP link and I receive a failure as I assume you wanted me to upload the executive.xml file.

    Completely at a loss.

     

     

    #5719

    Susan
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    Post count: 9306

    The demo XML file you will import is located in your theme’s zip file.


    Susan @ Graphically Designing I offer theme customizations I tweet!
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    #5787

    Euchre4
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    Post count: 23

    Susan- thanks for the response but if I click  from WP dashboard

    Tools/Import/Wordpress  and choose the executive.xml file I extract from the .zip

     

    Suffice it to say as you see below.. it failed.
    Import WordPress
    Failed to import post tag
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    Failed to import “”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “development”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “design”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “consulting”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “featured-1”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “featured-2”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “featured-3”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “innovation”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “telecommunications”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “environment”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “antarctica”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “coeur-dalene”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “himalayas”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “matterhorn”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “rainer”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “patagonia”: Invalid post type
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    Failed to import “Page Layouts”: Invalid post type
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    Failed to import “Sample Page”: Invalid post type
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    Failed to import “Executive Orange”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Executive Blue”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Page Layouts”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Content/Sidebar”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Sidebar/Content”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Full Width Content”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Page Templates”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Archive Page”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Blog Page”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Contact Page”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Column Classes”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Development”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Consulting”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Sample Post With a Blockquote”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Sample Post With an Ordered List”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Sample Post With an Unordered List”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Sample Post With Headlines”: Invalid post type
    Failed to import “Design”: Invalid post type

    #5795

    Susan
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    Post count: 9306

    @euchre – go ahead and enter a support ticket: http://my.studiopress.com/help/


    Susan @ Graphically Designing I offer theme customizations I tweet!
    I’ve taken up the challenge! – help me answer some of the unanswered posts

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