So I’m using WordPress for the first time and I’m quickly learning that it’s neat and fun to play around with. The documentation seems good and the code easy to work with. I’m going to be tracking all the changes I make to the default installation of version 2.6.3 for reference. I may need this information later or someone else might find helpful.
So far I am using the default theme. I’m sure I’ll eventually change it but for now I’m just trying to understand how things are structured and how to tweak elements on screen. The WordPress Function Reference page was a great place to start. My first goal was to figure out how to get my sidebar to display a list of projects and topics. In the admin, I created a root level category called ‘Topics’ and another one called ‘Projects’. Then I created a few other categories that were under either topics or projects such as ‘Flash’, ‘Cars’, ‘PHP’.