Hi thanks for the reply. All I’ve been doing so far is pretty much getting in a mess mainly because I’m not experienced enough in either how the WP template structure works or PHP coding but I’m learning with both and this is a good way to do it I think. I’ll try the line you suggest and see where it leads me. I also found a reasonable plugin but it limits me to only having the links that the plugin provides and restricts me to where it can go – sidebar or footer. I like the idea of understanding what I’m doing sufficiently well to do what I want – wishful thinking maybe.
Hi – just thought I’d follow up on this. The plugin was fine but didn’t teach me much 8-O.
I followed your suggestion a bit by playing around in the header.php file of my child theme and added some HTML and CSS to get the result I wanted. It seems to be working fine and was a good exercise for someone new to WP – still trying to get my head around how it all hangs together. Thanks for the initial steer.
I’m glad you figured it out. It’ll all click at some point…. When I started customizing themes, I had no idea what I was doing. I would just fight with code until something worked. I’m no expert by any means but things started to click, now I can at least sit down and know how to make any modifications I want.
I’m in the middle of making my own theme for my personal blog. That is quite a challenge I’ve found. It’s much harder to sit down to a blank text document and just invent a theme. I’d always used a theme as a starting point, and reworked it to my needs.
My point basically is that by hacking away at things, you’ll learn what does what relatively quickly.