I,too, have the same problem - have a professional editor that does a nice job of creating powerful websites - easy to change, to color, adding pages, completely flexible look. And, I wanted to have fresh content associated with it. So, I spent the last week studying both it and wordpress. It seems everyone thinks everyone else should change to "their" system. Yeah, swell. 20 HTML pages that I can instantly change and coordinate and they all don't have to have the same header and footer like wordpress seems to require (not the focus of my looking, but it seems that all pages look the same in wordpress - just changing text).
Logically, I can try to put wordpress in an established site or try to take a multifaceted powerful site and make it <heaven help me> a template.. It looks bleak if both sides insist that I give up the other and convert everything. <sigh> Unfortunately, so far, I've seen good questions on this forum and <uh> missing answers..
I have taken my main page and put in php to make it hold story titles after reading someone's write-up. I need to turn the html into php. That works, but what about all the references to index.htm and what about wordpress "home" not being the site home?
So, I'm still hunting. I would have thought that wordpress would be designed to fit into websites - I guess not -- like everyone else, they are..... "different" and you "must" pledge loyalty to sir wordpress and forsake all others... I guess <sigh>....
I would have thought that SOMEONE would have put together something on how to merge wordpress into your site. [Sure, go tell verizon to dump their thousand of pages and make all have the same look because wordpress isn't designed to work with other sites..??]
I'll keep looking some, but I've spent enough time trying to learn wordpress to make this work that I could have supported the other code for the next 6 months in the time I've blown on wordpress. Ouch.. Oh, well...
-- Joe B.