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Creating my own theme (7 posts)

  1. Jon12345
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just created my first WordPress blog and want to change the theme so it fits in with the rest of my site.

    Can I do that or is it difficult?

    Thanks,

    Jon

  2. Silkjaer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    A link would be nice :) If you use semantic markup etc, it wont take long to integrate your current design in WP

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'd suggest to find a theme that is close to your own layout and try to tweak that one - instead of going with the deafult, for example.
    http://themes.wordpress.net/

    As for designing a theme, start here: Blog_Design_and_Layout

  4. Jon12345
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The site is http://www.speedrecovery.com. So not sure if something like that would be easy to do in WP.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    not sure if something like that would be easy to do in WP.

    Actually, it has nothing to do with WP. It's about your skills with HTML and CSS.
    You can make a theme for WP as you want.

  6. Jon12345
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Should I create the theme using Dreamweaver? I have a template for the site in there. Ideally I would like to use the existing template and add tags in to provide the content from WP. If that isn't too easy, I just want the easiest method!

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you have a "template" = a html/php file that looks exactly as you want, you just have to convert it into a WP theme.
    Themes

    Background: http://boren.nu/archives/2004/11/10/anatomy-of-a-wordpress-theme/
    http://www.transycan.net/blogtest/2005/03/31/visual-anatomy-of-a-wp-15-theme/

    and you can use DW only in code mode/view (whatever is called) not as a wysiwyg!

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