Ok, I am pretty new to wordpress, and I have been reading a lot of the documentation online and testing things out on my own blog. I have just run into a couple of general questions.
At first glance for a newb editing the PHP is a little over-whelming. Different themes have different files. There is a whole list of functions that I need to get used to. I started to fret because I wasn't sure where to start if I wanted to make simple tweaks to a post, a page etc.
I have been reading a lot of the documentation of how Wordpress is structured and how wordpress posts get populated, so I'm starting to understand a little better, but I still have a question.
I have tried installing a few plugins and some cases I noticed that after I switched themes, the plugin didn't work. In cases like that, do I need to edit the PHP files of the theme to make the plugin work? Or am I missing settings somewhere.
Any assistance or explanation would be greatly appreciated.