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From Dreamweaver to WP ?

  • Hi everyone,

    I’m running a static, text-only site with a few hundred pages and have plans to add a blog feature to the bottom of every article.

    As our site was completely built on html (4.01 Strict) using Dreamweaver, I want to know if it is possible to shift from DW to WP for a complete newbie in WP? If so, how?

    Thanks in advance!

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  • to add a blog feature to the bottom of every article.
    I am not sure I understand this… sorry. Could you define “blog feature”?

    WP is not something that you could compare with an editor, and DW is an editor.
    WP is a blogging script. Apples and oranges..

    Moshu,

    Thanks for your response:

    to add a blog feature to the bottom of every article.
    I am not sure I understand this... sorry. Could you define "blog feature"?

    By “blog feature” I meant to add the capability for our users to post their comments at the bottom of any article we already have.

    WP is not something that you could compare with an editor, and DW is an editor.
    WP is a blogging script. Apples and oranges..

    True. I’m not comparing, but want to change the way we present things. I actually was thinking on quitting on DW to begin using WP and my question was to hear from WP users if that is possible in the first place.

    Hope my English can tell what I want 😉

    Regards.

    First problem will be that your static pages are .htm or .html, and wp is built on .php pages, because the use of php allows for dynamic pages such as those you see in an instance of wordpress.

    Second problem is that wordpress is predicated on valid XHTML, which while NOT apples and oranges with html 4.01, will require a considerable amount of “reworking” in order to recreate .html files into .php files which are valid XHTML.

    Logical sequence: set up a “sister site” using wordpress, and rework your files little by little so that the sister site will eventually look and work like your original site, but built on wordpress.

    By “blog feature” I meant to add the capability for our users to post their comments at the bottom of any article we already have.
    That won’t work.
    You can comment only on posts (and eventually Pages) made with WP.

    was thinking on quitting on DW to begin using WP
    That still doesn’t make sense. An (html)editor and a dynamic publishing tool cannot “replace” each other. They serve different purposes.

    vkaryl, thanks for taking the time to share a first approach for us to work on 🙂

    First problem will be that your static pages are .htm or .html, and wp is built on .php pages...

    Second problem is (...) to recreate .html files into .php files which are valid XHTML.

    At first look, and acknowledging I’m a newbie, it seems to me that both issues are very close in that the main challenge is to change from htm to php, so that wp can generate valid xhtml; is that true?
    I also would like to know where does wp takes content (for example text) from? Is it a database? Is there a way (maybe a plugin) to import data from html (or other formats) to such database?

    Logical sequence: set up a "sister site" using wordpress, and rework your files little by little so that the sister site will eventually look and work like your original site, but built on wordpress.

    I agree with you in setting up a sister site to do all the job 😉 and then the main issue would be to find a fairly simple way to rework the site from htm to php… what do you think?

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