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  • Hello. First post, so I hope this is the right place.

    I’ve just taken over responsibility for maintaining EverythingChannel.com, and I want to consider moving it to WordPress. However, I don’t want to disturb the current ‘look and feel’ of the site (since my predecessor just did a redesign that my manager doesn’t want to touch for the moment) — I just want to make content management easier on the backend, with the hope that we can gradually ‘evolve’ the look and feel (and functionality) using WP goodness/plugins.

    So my question is this: If you were moving EverythingChannel.com to WP, what specifically would you do? Or are there any experts out there who do this kind of thing, and how much would they charge? I’m trying to explore my options.

    I’d be happy to provide more details if that would help.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • My first idea is that you should be able to reproduce this with WP well. Are you good with CSS and PHP? When you start with a two-column theme, you’re already half way. What is the site currently made with?

    Thanks for the reply. Not a coder of any sort. Could I have one of our designers create a WP theme to replicate the look and feel, and then plug in some Flash elements? Site seems to be homebrew — made by a freelance developer on no platform in particular. To update content, I do know we need to edit Flash files.

    If you’ve got someone around who knows his/her way with CSS, you will definately be able to make something similar to what there is now. Like I said, just find a three column theme that roughly look the way the website looks now. Then you’ll only have to change the header image, colours, etc.
    One thing I’m a bit ‘worried’ about is that left sidebar (as you would call it in WP), since it’s got some fancy rollover during navigation, but I guess that the more coder users on this forum might have an idea about that.
    My suggestion would be to just install WP in a subfolder or a subdomain. Look for a theme that approaches what you need (not in colour but in lay-out etc.). Have the techies around you see if they can find their way through the WP PHP and especially the CSS files, but when they were able to make the website in the first place, I don’t forsee many problems.
    Now I’m “not a coder of any sort” myself too (I did what I did with trial-and-error), but the website as it is now, can already be easily mistaken for a WP website.

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