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One site... 2 separate themes? (3 posts)

  1. ButterflyHerder
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Greetings!

    My client has a website done in WordPress. He wants to add a blog.

    Is it possible to use a completely DIFFERENT theme on the blog? He wants it to look different from the website pages, but he wants to manage all pages & blog posts from a single dashboard.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks!
    Cynthia

  2. ButterflyHerder
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Anybody?

  3. allingray
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Possible a bit late for you but, absolutely is the answer. I have had a site like this for ages (but I'm now integrating the look and feel of the two so I won't link to it).

    A suggested file structure might be . . .

    If the website is already using header.php, index.php and footer.php for the existing pages, you could change

    • index.php to page.php (pages will automatically use this template)
    • header.php to header-page.php (change the call in page.php to get_header('page');
    • footer.php to footer-page.php (change the call in page.php to get_footer('page');

    Then just create a new index.php, header.php and footer.php. You could also create a new style.css and just hardcode the url into the header.

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