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making my site look the same in wordpress (10 posts)

  1. ashfield-caravanpark
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi i was wondering if any one knew how to make my wordpress look the same as http://www.ashfield-caravanpark.co.uk so the owner of the campsite can easly go on and edit the site every week for news updates and up comping events.

    Thanks jamie

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Find a theme close to this and mod it some
    http://themes.wordpress.net

  3. ashfield-caravanpark
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi thanks but isnt there a way to just upload the site files so it then look identical to the website then the owners can just edit there text and pic easy

  4. Josh Leuze
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    WordPress does not offer their themes for use on other sites. They have to protect their brand, and keep people from getting confused by cloned websites that they might mistake for an official wordpress website.

    Why would you want to copy such a well known website anyways, how is the theme going to help you users?

  5. joebrooksie
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ashfield-caravanpark,

    I believe you are looking for a freelancer to convert your website into a wordpress theme. There are places on the net that offer this service. Just type "WordPress Freelancer" in google.

    Mod should close this thread to stop a bidding war :P

  6. ashfield-caravanpark
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am using wordpress as the owner of the campsite wants to be able to update the site every week. But they carnt edit html so i was going to use wordpress so they can update the text every week. But they still want to keep the site them they have so i need to put that theme onto the wordpress so they can edit it.

  7. Josh Leuze
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ahh, sorry ashfield. I misunderstood you. I thought you were trying to get your site to look like WordPress, not trying to get it to look like your current site.

    It isn't too terribly hard to convert an HTML/CSS design into a WordPress theme. Your current site design isn't that far off from the K2 theme. I would start from there. K2's top navigation bar is almost the same as yours, so it would make things much easier for you.

    You will probably still need to tweak the header, there is good documentation on this. Here is an overview on theme development.

    Basically, you are going to have to slice your design up into a header, two columns, and a footer, and put those all into different files. But you should be able to most all of your current code to pull this off. This looks like a pretty good article on how to slice it all apart.

    But as joebrooksie said, depending on how dirty you want to get your hands, you might have to bring in a freelancer for some parts.

  8. ashfield-caravanpark
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks jleuze. your help was perfect. we are currently setting up the theme now. Thank you for all your help.

  9. jimkoehler
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello all,

    I am REALLY new when it comes to website development and until now have been using all templates. I however bought a new template for my website that is supposed to be WordPress friendly. Can I just copy and paste my html source?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    -Jim
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  10. seejee
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @ jim

    there is probably a little more to it than that. unless its a wordpress 'theme' you will need to do a bit of work

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