I really appreciate everyone on this site who takes the time to answer questions here. I've learned a good deal already reading, but am sure I could learn even more if I could get past at least one basic question.
Just like the "Best Collection of code for your functions.php file" post on this site, which has some outstanding tips, there are many great ideas for development without weighting things down with plugins.
Trouble for me is, I clearly don't know enough about what I'm doing because anytime I've tried to add code to the functions.php file...I break my site. I am clearly placing it incorrectly and there is probably a step missing in the process as well.
I obviously know just enough to be dangerous.
I've done a lot of googling with variations on "how to properly edit functions.php" but I can't find a "101" version anywhere.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated, thanks!