I learned that I might have an interest in coding.
As I was working at the Tech Bar, someone came in with a question I didn’t know how to answer. How do you change the little script at the bottom of a page from “Old Posts” and “New Posts” to “Next” and “Previous”?
I took a quick look at the WordPress theme. Not finding a way to change it easy, I started perusing the web. I read a few forums, what the creators of the theme had to say, and then at other articles. The consensus was it fell to a coding alteration.
I don’t know how to code. I wanted to help though, so I started researching how to do it. If it was simple enough, I suspected I could figure it out.
On one of my testing site, I changed the theme to the person’s theme and began looking over the theme CSS. I pulled up article recommendations and started playing around.
It actually turned out to be a quick fix. I went into the editor tab of “Appearance”, selected “Theme Functions”, and looked up where “Old Posts” showed up. Once I found “Old Posts”, I deleted it and replaced it with “Previous”. I repeated the same tweaking with “New Posts”. At the bottom of the page, they both showed up like they were supposed to.
Not gonna lie, I pumped my fists in victory once I saw it show up properly. It may not have been the most advanced task ever, but I was proud that I figured out how to do it. Coding seemed so complicated with all the <> and words that look like gibberish.
But it also seems interesting. After I figured that out, I asked for recommendations on how to learn basic coding. I enjoy learning new things. Now in my spare time, I have been doing classes on Codecademy and looking up the W3 School. So far, I enjoy what I have done. Now to see what I can all learn.