I am using the following article "https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-create-wordpress-child-theme" to attempt to create a child theme. I'm a beginner, so i am looking at these instructions from the POV of someone who doesn't know the basics about a child theme.
So far, I am lost at the 1st real step: 1. First, go to your theme directory and create a folder for your new theme.
I am in my WP dashboard, in Themes. Is this the Theme Directory? Here, I do not have an option to create a folder. The only options are to make a theme active, to search themes, or to add a new theme. What do your directions mean, exactly? Do I create a folder on my computer?
Looking ahead to step 2, I want to confirm that it means to create a new CSS file on my computer? And since I am using twenty seventeen, I use your code but replace fourteen with seventeen? And what about the uri - I haven't finalized my domain yet. what needs to go there? And How do I know the the version number will be? And then where do I keep the CSS file?