I think I'm going to start my site over from scratch, but first I would like to know the proper way to go about it. Don't over think your answer, I'm not looking at something complex, just very basic setup.
I built a very basic site using the blackcandy theme. I wanted to make some minor color changes so I copied the blackcandy theme to a new one (we'll call it newtheme). I make my changes to the css in newtheme and it looks like I'm wanting.
I've tried doing the tutorials, but I'm getting lost at where I should be putting the files. Do they go in the tutorial directory (like in the tutorial) or the mysite directory or in with newtheme. I've had limited success doing the ArticlePage tutorial. It took several tries at putting the ArticlePage and ArticleHolder files in different directories to get the types to show up in the CMS (but they do now, but it doesn't work 100%) The Menu2 doesn't show like in the tutorial. In fact the left side menu doesn't work in any of the tutorial examples I've tried (News and Staff examples). The menu works perfect if I create a page with the default Page type.
I'm willing to start from scratch (I haven't added content) if that's the easiest way to get a properly working site.
I'm just not positive which directories I should be modifying/adding when working on the site.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!