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How to integrate into existing site (6 posts)

  1. mtndank
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello, I'd like to use WordPress as the blog engine that powers a new website we are developing.
    The use will be very basic, and I need to know how to do the following:
    1) On the homepage of the site, just display the latest blog entry
    2) On the "blog" page of the site, just display the blog entries and a list of categories
    I don't want to use a wordpress layout, calendar or any of the other fancy features. I want to keep it very simple.
    Thanks in advance for your help,
    Dan

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Many people have done this successfully.
    You say you would 'like' to do this - is wp installed ? If not, it will be easier to explain if it is.
    If you install wp into the 'blog' directory, and give us the web address, we can help you get to where you want :)

  3. mtndank
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the prompt reply.
    The wordpress installation is located at:
    http://www.thecolumbinegroup.com/wordpress/
    I would like the latest blog entry (with comment links) to show up on the home page of the site:
    http://www.thecolumbinegroup.com/index.php
    And I would like there to be a page on the site (such as http://www.thecolumbinegroup.com/blog.php) where all the blog entries will be shown, with links to show different categories
    Thanks,
    Dan

  4. mtndank
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Dan

  5. mtndank
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ooops! Try again...
    Thanks,
    Dan

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK, now I see :)
    I found this thread here: http://wordpress.org/support/5/12917.
    It's a little bit chaotic, but here is what that blogger did: http://www.thecalling.lunarpages.com/ - the blog is integrated in the site. (Actually this is the blog page itself - http://www.thecalling.lunarpages.com/blog/)
    If I were you I'd go in this way: Include the WP "header" on your page (=the very first lines of the WP index.php file) and then try to call into your page ONLY what you want or need there. I'd study a little bit the Wiki, especially the Template Tags section... and so on.
    On the other hand - kinda mirror of the things above - you can try to make the future blog page (a.k.a. WP template, index.php) similar to your existing page by changing the CSS file.
    E.g. I also tweaked the blog's layout to make it like my previously existing site, and using the "header" I was able to call the WP calendar into my home page.

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