how to upload dreamweaver website to wordpress (6 posts)

  1. jrbevans
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I already have a website that uses dreamweaver, now I want to move that site to wordpress so I have more flexibility to add updates
    it is a number of pages, plus archives
    I have already copied via ftp to a file on my desktop
    I have already downloaded wordpress onto a bluehost site
    anyone know what I can do?

  2. figaro
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Put wordpress in a subdirectory and put your html site (dreamweaver site) in root.

  3. jrbevans
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Isn't there a way to make wordpress accept the dreamweaver website?
    Maybe I just don't understand how I would change wordpress to a subdirectory and still be able to use it. Then would I have to continue updating the site with dreamweaver?

  4. Ryan S
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It depends upon the dreamweaver website format . WordPress is a blog and it will accept the site only in the specific format. t stores the post contents in the MySQL database.

    You can move the wordpress to sub dirctory using the steps mentioned here:


  5. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I want to move that site to wordpress so I have more flexibility to add updates

    You can either recreate your site in WordPress or you can have your html site with the posts from WordPress showing up in a window on your main html page or showing up on a linked page. Either way, you have to install WordPress.

    WordPress will not take over or absorb or assimulate your site. You can take your html pages and post that code into Pages in WordPress. Pages in WordPress are for static information.

    I tried want you want to do with a previous site. I eventually found if I wanted to use WordPress correctly and to my advantage, it was better to covert the entire site to WP. With my current site, I still use DW for all the html, changes to the style sheets, even additions/deletions from php files.

    I am one of thousands that WP 2.7 works perfectly for me in every aspect. If I were you, I would install the default theme in a sub-directory and try it out. Make changes to the CSS. Experiment.

  6. homemade-beauty
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am about to try converting my site from dreamweaver into wordpress. I am trying what was suggested here, as well as a tutorial I found on another site. I am nervous about it, but I have my site all backed up just in case.

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