Posted on 2013-06-12
I have a friend who has a Wordpress blog page setup for her charity, and has asked me to do some editing on the site as she has not been able to contact the original designer/maintainer for several months.
Now, I should point out that I have a little programming experience from university, but nothing in PHP and/or Wordpress - to be honest I had never heard of Wordpress before she asked me to look! My experience is mainly in Java and Perl.. but very limited as was a long time ago!!
All that she has given me is a frontpage login to Wordpress that would allow me (if I wanted to) add and edit the blog.. and an FTP login for ALL of the files related to the site, including PHP and JS files. I do not have administrator privileges to the frontend change the theme or anything like that, so I'm not sure exactly how far I would be able to take this anyway!
She has asked if I could put the sponsors logos on the sponsors section of the blog - which from what I can work out is just a #-section of the site - the sponsor part on the sidebar point to a section in the blog, that when you click it, it takes you to that section. I want to know where I find the PHP file to edit this and insert the logo into this section.
Also, she has asked me to allow them to archive the blog by date - this one I don't even know where to start!!!
Any help please? Would be greatly appreciated.
Also, my initial response when she explained that the original designer and bloke who is meant to be maintaining it has been uncontactable, was to completely redesign the site with Joomla! (which I am learning for part of my job).. unfortunately this isn't currently an option because it would mean setting up another domain name (as we don't have access to the current domain, or cPanel).. and as it is for charity, I don't want them to have to change/lose all of their advertising efforts simply because the domain has changed from theircharityattempt.com to theircharityattempt.org or whatever :(