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Fix Responsive Issues Before or After WordPress Migration? (5 posts)

  1. gmurray96
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I have an HTML site that needs to be moved to WordPress. But, I know there are some responsive issues that need fixed. Would you suggest having them fixed now, while the site is static HTML or migrate it into WP and cleanup the issues then. Or...does it really not matter?

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    You may better fix the issues and then move to WordPress. Instead of doing the work on a live site, you may do the work on a test site or a local WordPress install on your machine.

  3. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Without seeing your existing site or knowing how much of a plan you already have, I would normally expect the way forward to be to install WordPress, choose a good theme that fits your needs (eg has a responsive layout), set up your content in that, and then create a custom child theme to customise the presentation.

  4. gmurray96
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thanks, Krishna & cubecolour. Here's the site: http://www.relaunchradio.com. I'm not a dev, so I won't be doing the work. It's about 80% where I want it now. What do you think? Fix it now or after the flip to WP? I appreciate the follow up.

  5. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I don't think there's a right or wrong answer - or even necessarily a best answer. You could do it either way, but different developers might approach the project very differently.

    Personally, if I undertake a project to turn any static site into a WordPress site, I would build a child theme for my favourite theme framework. If the site has been prototyped as a static/non-wp version, I would use that as a visual mockup and probably wouldn't use much if any of the markup & css from that version. The developer you use may prefer approach it in the opposite way though.

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