I started working for a small non-profit in another capacity, but since I have a lot of hmtl experience I've been conscripted into maintaining the website. Unfortunately, the original web designer is very unreasonable cost wise, and since I don't have php experience it's very difficult for me to change up the site.
I need to add tabs and rearrange links in the navigation.php page, but since they've designed their own CMS, I can't figure out how to do it. The static nav page is different than the current nav page due to changes made in the CMS. I do have full ftp access.
How do I get started? Any ideas on how I can edit the page with another CMS?
Understandably, you wouldn't want to learn PHP purely because the navigation is embedded in PHP.
I'd suggest getting a colour coded PHP editor.
The colour coding should make the editing much less daunting. It'd be worth making a backup 'just in case' you accidentally edit some of the PHP syntax.
If the nav is a block of HTML in navigation.php it should be quite simple to do, otherwise if you have a fair idea of what the PHP 'does' to the navigation then that may help getting round the problem.
Just replacing navigation.php with a block of HTML may also be a workaround for you.