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Can any HTML webpage be moved to WordPress ? (11 posts)

  1. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi ,

    If WordPress has a HTML editor does this mean any HTML webpage , homepage etc can be moved into wordpress ? Since I do not know anything about this is it fair to assume you would need to remove tags , categories and everything else that makes up default webpage in a WP. Could the CMS then be ignored if I had too but still work with plugins required.

    I appreciate it might be harder than I think.

    Thanks.

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you were to put your website's HTML into the HTML editor within the dashboard, the outputted website would show a website within a website.

  3. Rebecca Schaefer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What he said.

    If you're converting a standard site into WP, you need to remove the header/footer areas and just input the content, probably as a Page. If you put the entire page in, you'll have more than a few bugs.

  4. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi thanks very much that's interesting. What I do no is you can put a new header and footer into the content management system that could be the same as your website. However with your navigation bars from straight HTML not put in the CMS would that still be buggie ? And would plugins work ? My plan is to have much more freedom in design that I personally feel wordpress offers. No criticism but hence my questions one at a time to you.

    New to WP.

    Many thanks.

  5. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    However with your navigation bars from straight HTML not put in the CMS would that still be buggie

    You would have duplications of code & it would be a lot harder to make changes. The changes will have to be edited in every post that the navigation occurs.

  6. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can the navigation buttons currently in the default free templates be changed into html buttons of my choosing. Do the CMS defaults allow change ? Is there an easy plugin that would allow changes more easily or that introduces external website basics into the CMS ?

    Thanks.

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, the themes on WordPress.org are released under the GPL act. You can edit, modify or remove any bit of code you want.

    Commonly in themes, the WordPress function, wp_nav_menu is used to generate a navigational menu. The wp_nav_menu function allows customisations of the menu through the walker parameter.

    You can always style the navigation how you want too.

  8. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is it a simple matter of going to where you suggested above and deleting the code for a button from a CMS box and instead putting the HTML for the button into it instead. I am not HTML trained but can access HTML for a button and slot it into the correct WP CMS box.

    In an ideal world I am sure this would work but I have a feeling the answer will be no. If it is 'no' is it still simple and can you give an example of something like a button and how you'd do it. Like the name of the CMS area which is I think is under Navigation. The Wp_nav_menu means less to me as I have never uses a CMS either. Is this meaning a short cut ?

    If you were able to show me an example for the normal button clicking Word Press user. Perhaps the above meant go to nav then menu and then somewhere else with your underscoring ?

    Or perhaps a title in the Word Press help section would be easier than taking peoples time up on the forum.

    Incidentally thanks for your answers so far its very helpful and gives me some hope of sorting things for sure! Perhaps the help menu then ?

  9. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is it a simple matter of going to where you suggested above and deleting the code for a button from a CMS box and instead putting the HTML for the button into it instead.

    Yes, you can do this. I think the issue here would be getting correct the links in the menu.

    Sorry, the wp_nav_menu text in my previous post was not correctly highlighted. It links to this page http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_nav_menu , that should explain more on what it is, what it does.

  10. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay great I'll take a look. If I have a question or two about it I might need to ask. If anyone else as well as Andrew can help also that could would be great. Chances are I hope to understand it anyway.

    Thanks and Happy New Year !

  11. muatajim
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am trying to add the paypal donate button but do not see the HTML to copy the code onto my webpage. Where is the HTML button?

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