Whilst I'm somewhat HTML/CSS savvy, my grasp of Wordpress leaves a great deal to be desired. I've created a handful of templates that'd I'd like to use for my website and - whilst it would have been a cinch for me in one of the earlier (pre-PHP) versions of something like MovableType, I haven't invested the time to keep up and get a better understanding of this whole 'loop' thing. So I'm a little bit stuck. And I was hoping someone could help.
To streamline the process, I've used very visible comments and placeholders on/within the template to indicate where everything needs to go in the form of:
<-- Template:Header/ -->
<-- /Template:Header -->
And for template tags: #WP:Entry_Title#, #WP:Entry_Excerpt#, #WP:Entry_Body#, #WP:Featured_Entry_Image-[DIMENSIONS]#, etc etc.
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The site itself will contain two different post styles, but I'm not entirely sure how to go about them. On my main navigation I have WORK | PLAY | VSCO x BTS
Work & Play will both use the same template [see attached]. With VSCO x BTS, it's more of a mobile blog - however, with the exception of a little bit of text, it will be entirely images. I was hoping to have a way to just be able to attach a bunch of images to the post and have them displayed one on top of the other - to simplify doing it off of my phone.
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I was also hoping to integrate the sorting and loading technologies of the portfolio page on [url removed, login to view] - dynamically filtering and page loading. This would be applicable ONLY to the Work & Play content, as that shares the homepage design. [see attached: denoted w/ green]