Originally Posted by SoZo
I wouldn't use the WP template editor if I were you. Using an FTP client and a dedicated code editor will give you more options and allow you to revert through changes you make. And I definitely wouldn't advice using Word. You need a plain text editor.
If there are updates to the child theme itself then yes you would lose any changes you have made to the child theme. But updates to Genesis do not effect the child theme customizations.
Thank you Sozo. When I mentioned copying style.css into a word doc - that was only the purpose for locating the code that I had been advised to edit. Then I get an idea how far down to scroll in the actual file to find the item. I understand that copy pasting from Word is problematic.
Can you please give me some (or one) dedicated code editor that you like. I see that there is a code editor in the Host Gator File Manager. Is that recommendable?
I can certainly see the benefit of being able to see what changes I have made. This editor puts things in the code in color but I don't know yet how it will reflect changes I make till I try it.
CODEX doesn't address (that I saw) I could only find: http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Editor_SubPanel
. Just bought Sams HTML and CSS in 24 hours but couldn't find anything this basic in there. Also just got Head First WordPress - nice and basic but doesn't cover either. Thanks for your help!