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[resolved] Converting Blogger Template with External Style Sheet (7 posts)

  1. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have successfully imported my Blogger data, but seem to have run into a snag with the template. My Blogger template used links to external style sheets, rather than an inline style sheet. Apparently, the converter did not handle the linked style sheets. Compare:

    Old: http://www.chipbennett.net/blog/blog.html
    New: http://www.chipbennett.net/wordpress/

    Any suggestions? I'm just getting to know the WP interface, and while comfortable with HTML/CSS, I am not so with PHP, and the WP API.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. carthik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The importer only imports data - you have to create/duplicate the style manually.

    A good way to do this would be to create a new theme, learning from the current theme, using the same div/class ids etc as the old blogger style, and then editing the wp theme/template files to produce pages that conform to that structure.

    This is not an easy task, but I'm afraid there is no easier way.

  3. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That's what I was afraid of... but, at least it will force me to scale the learning curve! Any good tutorials for creating WP themes?

    Also, is this something that can be done off-line? (e.g. DLing everything locally, working with the theme files, and then uploading)

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Did you try the Codex? It has really useful sections like:
    Blog Desing and Layout
    Theme Development etc.

    You can develop locally (off-line) but you won't see too much of it - they are .php files. I have installed XAMPP on my PC; have a local install of WP and in this way I can see right away what I am doing.

  5. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the advice moshu; Right after I asked that, I went to the documentation section, which of course led to the Codex - exactly what I was looking for!

    It's making a difference, but I haven't yet figured out why my sidebar won't float right (probably the last major issue with converting the theme).

    What is XAMPP? (Off to Google I go...)

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  7. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the link! Everything's working now. You all rock!

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