Hi i'm Antony which is my first question. I am presently creating a worpress theme. And informed I wish to have two "publish-entry" divs one that is small that goes alongside my publish thumb, and something for with no thumb.

I understand that I have to perform a

<div class="post">
<?php if ( has_post_thumbnail()) { ?><div class="post-thumb">   <?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?>  </div>  <div class="post-entry-1">   <? } else { ?><div class="post-entry-2">  <?php } ?>

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated, as I've been stuck about this for any couple of days now.

For reference listed here are the accessible Template Tags to put inside your LOOP:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags

It may sound like you should utilize the

the_excerpt(): http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_excerpt

And also the_content(): http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_content

Possibly you have to go over the loop:

<!-- Start the Loop. -->
 <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

 <!-- The following tests if the current post is in category 3. -->
 <!-- If it is, the div box is given the CSS class "post-cat-three". -->
 <!-- Otherwise, the div box will be given the CSS class "post". -->
 <?php if ( in_category('3') ) { ?>
           <div class="post-cat-three">
 <?php } else { ?>
           <div class="post">
 <?php } ?>

 <!-- Display the Title as a link to the Post's permalink. -->
 <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>

 <!-- Display the date (November 16th, 2009 format) and a link to other posts by this posts author. -->
 <small><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?> by <?php the_author_posts_link() ?></small>

 <!-- Display the Post's Content in a div box. -->
 <div class="entry">
   <?php the_content(); ?>
 </div>

 <!-- Display a comma separated list of the Post's Categories. -->
 <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <?php the_category(', '); ?></p>
 </div> <!-- closes the first div box -->

 <!-- Stop The Loop (but note the "else:" - see next line). -->
 <?php endwhile; else: ?>

 <!-- The very first "if" tested to see if there were any Posts to -->
 <!-- display.  This "else" part tells what do if there weren't any. -->
 <p>Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.</p>

 <!-- REALLY stop The Loop. -->
 <?php endif; ?>