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    I hate web design.

    Come on, it's about to be 2014.

    Why does there not exist a VISUAL website editor? Like you know, grids n ****. Drag and drop. Resize with mouse. Right click to make a link to a text or image. I just bought a wordpress template and I'm trying to add a friggin image and it's taking me forever and not working. I DON'T WANT A ****ING CODE. I want to just make the damn website look how I want it to without all the GOD DAMN HASSLE. It's like web design is stuck in the past. I don't understand how something like this could not exist yet. I feel like a dumbass for wasting 50 bucks on a template that has ****ing nothing in it. Nothing. I have to do all the work now. Greaaaaat. And I don't want to pay a developer 3000 ****ing dollars to do this for me either. It should be easy, like making a puzzle.

    ****ing A I just want to punch someone.

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    Somewhere, a prospective home owner is saying "why should I have to hire an architect and builders? Why can't I just cut and paste bricks to make my house"...see what I am trying to say?

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    I'm just going to go ahead and assume you're screwing with everyone. I refuse to believe that there are people out there, even teenagers to young adults, with this much of an unfounded sense of entitlement and expectation.
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    Yes, but you need tools to build a house. I don't need tools, I already have a computer. I mean, everyone raves how wordpress is so easy, but it's not easy at all. These guys that sell templates make their demos look so good, but when you actually buy the template, you get nothing. A template should be a template, as in, you just insert images in spaces and type text in boxes. It's BS. All you get is a background image. I paid 50 bucks for a background image. Everything else, as far as coding, I have to do myself. Awesome.

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    For now, do this ...

    1) Give us a link to your existing website that has your "f-ing theme" installed.
    2) Describe what part you're trying to customize and maybe a link to the image or whatever.

    Maybe I can describe how to make the changes and you'll get a "so that's how it's done" moment.

    I guess this is what I'm trying to say ....
    give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime


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    This is the original demo:

    WordPress - Hermes for Business Corporate Resort and Hotel | ThemeForest

    All I want to do is to have 3 or 4 small images (like in the demo) with text underneath them. I want to make those images click-able and to link to other pages. For example one of them will be "For Men." Clicking on a picture of a man will take users to another page that has images, etc. I can create a page, no problem, but aligning the images and text, I can't do. I also would like to have text on top of the revolving image thing that (when hovering over text) changes colors, and can be clicked on. For example, an image with the words "Click here for new discounts!" and then when I click the words, it takes me to a new page.

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    How old are you? I'm guessing no more than 25. Only large portions of Gen Y seem to have the unfounded sense of entitlement that you possess.

    News flash, kid...every piece of software on your computer that is used for productivity purposes is a tool. It's a tool used to accomplish a goal. Website builders are such tools. So you need tools to build a website.

    Next, if you listen to "everyone" and you don't get what you wanted and you bought into a hype machine, that's as much your fault as everyone else's...and that's assuming you didn't misread what everyone else said. So if you believed WordPress was somehow going to magically build you a website exactly as you intended with the template that you paid for and that somehow it would all come together and make millions of dollars, you just got a slap in the face and a wake up call. Nothing works like that in the world, including web design.

    Not "everyone" recommends WP, either. I for one have never recommended that piece of steaming elephant turd and never will, nor will I ever recommend any third-party "CMS".

    If you expected a template to just "work"...well...now you learned why not to buy a template. Even if you know what you're doing, they usually suck and require quite a bit of modification to get to do what you want, and in most cases it's more worthwhile just to do the thing from scratch. Consider your $50 spent a contribution toward your education.

    Now you know that web design isn't easy, nor is it ever going to be easy, nor should you expect it to be. You can either suck it up or learn how to do it properly or sit there and cry like my two-year-old when she runs into a wall because she gets too wound up. Right now, you're crying like my two-year-old. Do you want to grow up and sit at the adult table instead?
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    Let's start with the small images (like in the demo). Their theme website talks about "Drag and Drop Homepage" content management.

    I can't see your admin dashboard, but I'm guessing there's a link in the "appearance" portion called "Widgets". See if there is a widgets section. If so, there are probably places on there where you can do things with those 3 or 4 images (like in the demo). Let me know if they have a widgets section to customize the home page.

    The revolving image thing ...
    Are you talking about putting something above the image slider? Or do you mean something "within", or part of, the image slider?


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    I would ideally like to put something within the image. I've seen some where the text is part of the image, but when you point your mouse over the image, the text turns a different color, signaling that you can click the image to link you somewhere. I guess this is where coding is involved. They do have a widgets section in Appearance, but I don't see anything for images. However, when I create a page, there is a Code Generator at the bottom of the blank area where I can select certain shortcodes like "Frame Right," "frame center," "frame left." The titles are little confusing. Anyway, I used the left and right frame shortcodes and it allowed me to enter the image URL, which I did, with a description below. I can also hyperlink those images. The only thing is, as you can see, is that the second (centered) image appears below the first (left) image. So I need to figure out how to get them in line with each other. Thanks for your help btw. I wasn't expecting anyone to be helpful.


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    Try using LEFT FRAME for the first one and CENTER FRAME for the second one. I'm just curious if that would line them up (by not using RIGHT).

    Or try using all three of them, using LEFT, CENTER, RIGHT

    I'm suspicious that by not using CENTER it screws it up.

    The text on image would be tough unless it's actually programmed into the plugin. You can put the text "Click here for discounts" as part of the image (JPG) and if they click anywhere on the image it will go to your discount page. It just won't have the 'hover' color change. Your discount image will only appear when it comes around in the carousel.



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