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Integrate into a Web site (not other way around) (11 posts)

  1. williambeucler
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Forgive me for not looking very hard, because maybe it's easy in WordPress, but I've been screwing around with expression engine the last couple days, and all I want to do is integrate a blog section into my new Web site. I have my own PHP template style, and my new Web site is going to have a portfolio page, a tutorials page, a page about my services, etc., and I wanted to have a blog as well. I'm new to this and I've looked at typo3, mambo, joomla, and expression engine and they all act like a CMS, where I have to build my Web site around them. Can I just have tags that will hook up to a blogger and display the content within my content div on my Web site? Or am I just an idiot? Thanks =)

  2. kappaluppa
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    are you looking to include the ENTIRE wordpress site into another website? or just posts?

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Basically, you can.
    However, if you will have internal blog links on the posts displayed in your website (e.g. pointing to the categories, comments etc.) those will take you - or the visitor - to the blog install with whatever theme is there... presumably loooking totally different than your main site.

    Here is a tutorial how to do it
    http://www.transycan.net/blogtest/2005/07/05/integrate/
    but if you want a blog that looks exactly as your existing website - you'll have to build a theme for WP.

  4. williambeucler
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, I guess my concept of a blog is misaligned then. I thought I could just echo some variables into my PHP page like $title_new, $content_new, etc. from a function from the blog database. Then use the blog front end to update and add entries to the blog database. Yes kappaluppa, I was just thinking put the entire wordpress site into another site.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. You can nver put an entire file into another file: you'd end up with 2 of every basic html tags: head, body etc.

    2. You update every kind of blog by using their backend not the frontend.

    3. The method I linked to above does exactly waht you said: is using some pre-maid WP functions (called template tags to display thngs like title, content, permalink etc.

    4. What was/is your concept of a blog?

  6. williambeucler
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, I'll check out the link. I mean to say back end. Typo =P

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, I'll check out the link...

    Hmmm. I have to say it seems that your "concept of support is misaligned"! Just for the record: I always give up helping those who post back before reading the recommended resources. Sorry.

  8. williambeucler
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've been reading lots of manuals and tutorials and was hoping to receive some 'human' help.

  9. Amonsharp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I used a Iframe, You can see it at http://www.americanlandlordsmagazine.com

  10. Amonsharp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh yeah, and the blog is at http://www.americanlandlordsmagazine.com/blog

  11. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    And it's ugly... as all the iframe solutions.

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