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Newbie badly needs some help! (6 posts)

  1. Davey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi,
    I'm completely new to blogs and I've just made my first HTML website. The sites index page is basically three colums, and I want a blog in the middle column so I can post news and updates without having to manually edit the HTML.
    However I'm completely stuck. How do I add the blog to the middle colum of my index.html (instead of it being on a seperate page)?
    I'd greatly appreciate any help.
    Thanks in advance,
    Davey

  2. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There are 3-column templates for WP that you could use to mimic your current 3-column scheme. That way the blog would indeed be in the middle but the rest of the WP stuff would be on either side.
    You can then continue to modify the template to bring in whatever content you have currently in your side columns.
    Regards

  3. Davey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Do you know where I might get such a template?
    Also, you seem to be suggesting that the blog itself (index.php) will become my homepage, however the blog is installed to ww.mysite.com/blog so would I have to install wordpress in my main directory, instead of it's own directory?

  4. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Davey, be aware that the templates on alexking.org are NOT real 3-column layouts, they use the "faux 3-columns" - so you might have problems with tweaking.
    More details see here http://www.thebombsite.com/fullwidth/122/Layouts%201
    You may also take a look at the list of available templates on this site: http://te.os42.com/
    For having WP in different directory than the root, see http://wordpress.org/docs/installation/different-address/

  6. And, if you want to get you blog posts to appear in the middle of another page which you all ready have up, you need The Loop. The Loop is the code from WP's index.php which displays the blog posts.
    http://wiki.wordpress.org/TheLoop

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