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[resolved] Is a link bar possible in WordPress (8 posts)

  1. panantukan
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello,

    I have a website: http://www.nationaleconomy.net

    I've added a wordpress page http://www.nationaleconomy.net/blog , but I have yet to link it to my main HTML pages.

    I have a link bar on my HTML pages. Is it possible to add a link bar on a WordPress page so the look/layout of my pages is consistent.

    If yes, how do I do it?

    Thanks

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi

    The answer is "Yes". (Its also possible to make your blog look exactly like your website, so it all seamlessly integrates and appear to be a website with a blog as a part of it. Unless you know what you are doing, however, you are not going to find doing either of those to be easy.

    This is one case where I feel its fair to suggest you consider hiring the job out to someone who knows what they are doing. it would not take them very long. You will find, if you try it yourself, that it will not seem trivial.

  3. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    WP has got a function called "blogroll" (or just "links" since 2.6) which is made for the very function you ask for. Just go to "manage"->"links", add links to your html pages and put the "links" or "blogroll" widget ("design"->"widgets") in your sidebar.

  4. panantukan
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    stvwlf,

    So, after many many hours I have modified a theme to look similar to my other pages. I see now why you suggested hiring someone. I'm quite at making pages in Dreamweaver, and modifying WordPress is very difficult.

  5. panantukan
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Gangleri,

    Thanks for responding. I tried using the blogroll widget as you suggested and it didn't work. The buttons I want to make are essentially the same at the buttons at the top of every WordPress.org page.

  6. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't know if you can use the stylesheet to change the way that widget looks, that's way over my head (too).

  7. zeniph
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Since you already have it working to your saitisfaction on the main site, its not too much work to migrate it to your blog code. This would be the quickest solution using your existing dreamweaver code.

    • Copy over the TABLE ccode that holds the nav bar and place in header.php
    • Adjust paths for images referenced there (though it appears you have used absolute paths which is lucky)
    • Copy over the Dreamweaver generated block of javascript code in HEAD and place in HEAD of header.php and or where ever wordpress has a HEAD tag)
    • Copy over the BODY onload="..." dreamweaver code into index.php (and or where ever wordpress has a BODY tag). Adjust paths for images referenced there

    you might also experience some probs with the CSS from the theme you've used adding extra spacing to your dreamweaver code - at a glance I didnt see any issues

    or ditch the whole thing, rework your image/design into an existing theme and use wordpress for your manually maintained HTML pages also

  8. panantukan
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thanks

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