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  • Hi, I just ditched Movable Type for WordPress and so far I must say that I’m really impressed, especially with the 5-minutes installation! Thank you guys for doing such a good job!

    Now my question is: how can I go about customizing WordPress to match my old webpage design. I’ve just read through a simple tutorial about php but that’s really all I know (even though I’m familiar with C++ and Java, but I don’t think that’ll help much). I know that I can modify the css to change the appearance but I need a totally different layout. I would really appreciate it if someone can give me some instructions!

    Thanks again!

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  • Glad to hear your enthusiasm. It’s fun stuff, ain’t it!

    Okay, good instructions for using Themes comes from the Codex, the new wiki-user’s-guide-support-documentation-help site. If you really want to get into making your own theme instead of tweaking someone else’s theme, check out Theme Development.

    I would begin by going through the many, MANY different Themes that are out there. There are some listed on the Theme instructions page, but you can also find them from google by using “WordPress 1.5 theme templates”. I’d go through the examples to find one that 1) is close to your original, and 2) has features you like. Some have calendars, some don’t, some have all kinds of bells and whistles, while others are very clean and simplistic. You might even find a Theme that you like better than your own site.

    Instructions come (should come) with the Theme template to help you make your own personal modifications.

    Have fun!

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout

    Let us know if you need anything else.

    Thanks for your replies guys! I’ll work on it and see what I can do!

    Oh btw, tell you, installation won’t take even 5 min!
    It takes only a minunte!! WordPress, You are Great!

    I have to install php to it took me about 5 minutes. Otherwise, you are right man!

    It took me a lot longer to read the instructions on how to do the 5 min install but the install itself is wizbang fast. Amazing.

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