Having trouble converting site to WordPress (8 posts)

  1. HaydnPWatkins
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So I am trying to take an existing web site (www.polestars.com) and "import" it into WordPress. I am doing so for a friend, who wants the design of the website (which they paid for) to be preserved. I have tried quite a few options:

    Creating a theme (no matter what, always get an error about style.css not containing a valid theme header)

    Inserting HTML into a static page

    and now I've given the Headway theme a try.

    With Headway I can "recreate" the entire website, however it seems as if I'm going to have to tear about the existing code to match the website exactly. Most of the pages on the site are .php and I do not have much experience with such. However a few years back I was very well versed in HTML and CSS.

    The website also has a Nivo Slider slideshow that needs to be recreated from the jQuery version to the WP equiv.

    If anyways could help me with this project I would GREATLY appreciate it.

    Website: http://www.polestars.com
    Temporary WordPress location: http://www.polestars.com/dev

  2. Aaron
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I won't really give you specifics on what to do just some advice.

    I have probably done 20+ jobs for converting HTML sites to WP. If someone asked me to do the one you linked to I would probably charge double than what I charged for all the others.

    What I am trying to say is with that template it will be no easy job even for people with experience doing this. I understand you just want to help a friend and I wish you the best of luck.

  3. HaydnPWatkins
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Would it help knowing that the Website is built using HTML 5 Boilerplate? I know there are a few H5BP plugins/themes for WP.

  4. wmlulow
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have an old website I wish to convert to WP. The old one was written originally with Dreamweaver. Any suggestions?

  5. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @wmlulow - please start your own threads for your own questions - it works better that way on these forums.

    In the meantime, this may be helpful:


  6. Aaron
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @wmlulow - Typically it's best to start your own topic instead of jumping into others.

    The codex is full of info explaining how to do it all.

    Or if it seems above your head you can always post a job

  7. Aaron
    Posted 3 years ago #

    *Note to self. WPyogi types faster than I.

  8. wmlulow
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry. Rather new to this.

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