I am hoping you can give some help. I bought the e-book "WordPress Anthology" and I have started to work though the code examples in Chapter 3.
WHERE am I supposed to create/place my work?
Do I change index.php in the twentyeleven theme directory? Do I create a child theme and work in there? Do I alter the index.php in the root directory?
It doesn't really say unless I've really missed it. I've read Chapter 3 quite a few times looking for specific directions. On page 58 it shows a little code snippet to demonstrate the default loop, but does not say where this snippet should go to function correctly.
And then we have the code excerpts extracted from the code archive: index.php, loop-index.php ... WP_Query.php (etc). How are these called?? In what directory do I put them to test my work? Do they automatically get called in The Loop contained in index.php??
thank you for any help
Lynda E Postal