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    I am not sure if I am in the right forum, but I thought it fit. I am trying to redo my wordpress blog, www.waikoloavacationrentals.com/WaikoloaBeach, to match my new site design. You can see the new site design at www.waikoloavacationrentals.com. Is there anywhere than can walk you through how to chage the wordpress css to make this happen? Thanks!
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    There are some tutorials you can find using Google.

    Basically, everything about how it looks is stored in
    whatever theme you've selected.

    This path:
    wp-content
    themes
    default (if that's the one you're using).

    Then it's a matter of editing css files and images.
    Make sure you back-up all files in a safe place before you edit anything,
    in case you need to put them back.

    It can be very tedious, which is why there's no way to describe
    everything here.

    Hint, if you put your mouse over an image and "right-click", then click
    on properties, you can see what the images are called, and the sizes of them.
    It also shows the paths to the images.
    I recommend you use FireFox, as they have better "right-click" options.


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    I guess the main two issues I am having that maybe you could address is making the header take up the whole top like on the site. I know how to adjust the size, but it just goes further over to the right rather than going to the left too. Also how I could get what is my main text area of my web site to take place of the main text area on the blog. I know how to change the background. Thanks,
    Rob Dalton (Kolea Rentals)

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    This is one of those things where someone has to actually access
    your website and start messing around with CSS and template files.

    Sort of hard to do without accessing the files.

    There is a place on this forum where you can hire someone, like a freelancer
    to help get you started. Maybe a small fee, but it would help for you to see
    what files require changing. There are a lot of freelance programmers here
    who would be willing to get you started for a small fee (I'm guessing).


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    You could just take the existing site's source files and convert them into a wordpress template. There's no real reason to re-code the thing.
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    That is what I was thinking along the lines of, but I was not sure how to do that. Basically if I could take the content area of the WordPress and put it in my existing layout that would be the easiest way, but I am not sure how to do that.
    Quote Originally Posted by drewbeta
    You could just take the existing site's source files and convert them into a wordpress template. There's no real reason to re-code the thing.
    Rob Dalton (Kolea Rentals)

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    start here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

    There's not a straight-forward answer to your question. It took me quite some time to figure out the documentation, but WordPress is a pretty well-documented system so take advantage.

    do you know php?
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