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Customizing WordPress (5 posts)

  1. HippieKitty218
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi, I just got WordPress installed, but I really can't figure out how to customize themes or anything. I've read tutorials & did what they said, but it never works. I really just want my blog to match the rest of my site. Is there anyone out there willing to help me create/code a theme that will allow my blog to match my site. I know it's not hard, but I just don't know how to do it. Please help me if you can, I would appreciate it SO much! Email me here: Webmiss@Hippie-Kitty.com & I will show you what I want it to look like. (It's not my current website layout, I going to put out a new one as soon as I get my WordPress blog working) THANKS SO MUCH!

  2. rudolf45
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It is not hard but if you don't know basic html and css - it might seem very hard!
    If you search you'll find a lot of re-occuring advices:
    - find a theme that has a layout that is very close to what you want
    - start altering the CSS file (colors, font, bg etc.) to get the look of your existing site
    - lots of trial and error and always have the Codex open in another window

  3. HippieKitty218
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I know basic html & css. But I just don't get all the coding having to do with WordPress & the whole template thing. My site is set up where all the pages open up in an iframe, including my blog. So I just need my WordPress blog to be set up to look like the rest of the pages & I just can't make it work that way. All the themes I've see are for stand alone blogs not ones that are in an iframe of a site.

  4. rudolf45
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Styling your blog with a theme - has nothing to do with iframes. HTML markup and CSS are the same whether you display you blog as "stand alone" or in iframe.

    Unfortunately, I don't know anything about iframes because I never use them, so I can't help. On the other hand I know for sure many WP users did what you aim for: creating a theme that looks exactly like their existing site.

  5. pramclub
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This is an excellent tutorial I've just followed, which covers how themes work, and how to edit or create your own.

    http://www.wpdesigner.com/2007/02/19/so-you-want-to-create-wordpress-themes-huh/

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