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Need a custom theme (5 posts)

  1. tracyred06
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Forgive me if this has already been covered somewhere...I have been working at this for hours.

    I need my blog to look just like the rest of my website. In blogger.com, I was able to modify the template to insert my headers and footers.

    With WordPress, I started w/ the default theme and have tried to swap out headers and footers. As you can imagine, that was a royal disaster.

    Is there a "plain" theme available, maybe where the guts of the page are set up on a white background, and I can easily drop in my headers and footers to make it look like the rest of my site?

    Sorry for not using tech language...I'm an accountant! Thanks for any help you can offer...
    I'm hoping I'm not the only one with this problem.

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, there's around 400 themes.... take a look here:

    http://themes.wordpress.net/

    There may be several in there which would be more easily customized to blend with your site.

    If not, then there are ways to use just the "guts" of wp (otherwise known as the loop) in your normal site pages. A theme customizing might be easier to start with.

    If you want all the links on using the loop in your site, you can google for site:http://wordpress.org/support/ the loop; also site:http://wordpress.org/codex/ the loop. Those should get you enough reading material to get started on.

  3. mylagoon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Based off the default theme, Kubrick, I created something that sounds pretty similar to what you describe once for someone.

    Is there a "plain" theme available, maybe where the guts of the page are set up on a white background, and I can easily drop in my headers and footers to make it look like the rest of my site?"

    See it here: http://www.mylagoon.com/sandbox

    I don't remember the exact changes I made to make it plain (although I could easily re-create it), so I'm not sure how easy you would find it to 'drop' in your headers and such.

    But I'm sure my past effort is probably outshone by someone who put more effort into a blank 'guts- only' design. If not, I could zip it up for you, but there may be validation errors and such in the code (I never cared to test it)

    EDIT: Follow the link vkaryl has provided for what are probably better examples of what you want, or how to do it yourself. But the offer is still there.

  4. tracyred06
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Vkaryl - This sounds like exactly what I need. Thank you for pointing me to this.

    MyLagoon - This may be a VERY helpful backup in the event that I can't do the loop thingy. Could you zip it and email to tracyred06@yahoo.com?

    Many thanks to both of you!

  5. tracyred06
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think I found the best answer! A combo of the two...

    This may not be technically correct, but I think it works. I take my template page for my website, and I drop in MyLagoon's plain white box. The background of my site is white, so this should work nicely, as long as I can make his box skinnier!

    Don't you love my non-tech-speak?

    Thanks...eagerly awaiting my white box...

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