I'm trying to do two things that I think should be reasonably easy to do, and as a not-great coder, I don't want to get too far into screwing around with css.php or other theme files before I ask around (I have been searching for a while on here for some solutions).
The site I'm working on is http://www.ichingstargarden.com.
The second thing I'm trying to do is create an easy, fairly automatic/intuitive way to have two content areas on every page and post.
I have tried the div up content plug-in but failed to make it work for me so far - think I'm maybe not savvy enough to code it or perhaps not understanding how to incorporate it with the Atahualpa theme - and I checked out Juggledad's template but it seems to just call posts - is this right? At the moment, I'm forcing the copy to sit in, well, the copy area (gray field) by setting parameters in the body area in "style posts and pages" in Atahualpa. But I want for me - or my client, who's 70 and totally not going to do any coding beyond maybe a shortcode - to be able to easily add or change content on the right side as well as the left - probably slideshows and video, but possibly also special callout box features - in any page OR post.
I think some of you out there will have a bit more wisdom about better approaches for solving this than I do.
Div-up content seemed like a plugin that was going to solve all my problems, but I ain't gettin anywhere with that...
I'm also wondering if I would do better to buy ThemeFrame and make this design in it, instead of trying to customize Atahualpa so intensively... I want to buy it, but am wondering whether it will serve this project better than Atahualpa and therefore mean I should buy it NOW, or whether I can wait till I get paid, haha.
Thanks in advance!