I was talking with someone about WordPress the other day. I’m what you might call ‘semi technical’. I know HTML and CSS. I know the basics of PHP. And based on that knowledge, I have a very specific approach to WordPress, and web design in general.
I stay away from it at all costs.
I don’t hack about with my theme. I don’t edit functions.php. I only use standard theme components and standard plugins.
If you’ve thought about redesigning your website recently, you should see my approach to things first.
The method I follow isn’t the single best way. But it is the fastest way to get decent looking pages setup.
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