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please can somone answer my really basic question!!!

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    msmoneypenny1
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    hi there,
    being new to wp, I am learning from the very beginning.
    my site is http://findingtheuncommondeal.com
    my question i have is regarding menus / category page and post page.
    with a customize page / sidebar plugin it is very easy for me to customize pages. however category pages are harder to customize. is there a way around this? is it bad practice to create a page that displays category posts, or better to learn how to customize the display of category posts?
    anna

    #2592
    Steve
    Keymaster

    @msmoneypenny1– If you can customize the display of category posts, then that’s a better solution, since WordPress automatically creates these pages for you.

    #2593
    msmoneypenny1
    Participant

    than you Steve for clarifying. Customizing category posts – is this codex? Can you recommend any online tutorials? I’d be really interested in paying for tutoring too!

    #2594
    Steve
    Keymaster

    @msmoneypenny- customizing the category archive page is very similiar to customizing other pages.
    Start with your Index.php, archive.php or category.php file (depending on your theme). Then copy that code to a new file called category-expert.php and start making changes.

    This will only effect the EXPERT category archive page. You can see how WordPress loads files by viewing the template hierachy:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy

    #2595
    msmoneypenny1
    Participant

    Hi Steve, thank you for response, I follow what you say, and I think I understand the hierarchy, is there a way to create the new php file or upload it in wordpress?

    #2596
    Steve
    Keymaster

    The best way is via FTP. Talk to your host about getting access

    #2597
    msmoneypenny1
    Participant

    thank you Steve.

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