I’ve spent the last few days plucking away at the website, and I’m starting to like it. It’s got some flaws, but it’s getting there.
In case you want to know what I’ve done (besides a lot of Googling!), I decided to go with TwentyFourteen that comes with WordPress. I like how clean it looks and how good it looks on my phone. Plus, it seemed a little easier to customize than TwentySeventeen. Then too, maybe I’ve just learned to read the CSS better.
A lot of the changes I made were from the menus within WP, except for the colors. I used this site to figure out what the majority of the tags were for the colors and changed them to my own. If you copy everything in the big gray box and paste it into Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS, you can play with the colors and figure out what goes to what.
And since it’s not best practice to leave your custom CSS there, I learned how to make a child theme here. A little nerdy, but fairly easy to follow along with.
Whew! So here I am! On to the next tweak…