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  • Hi,

    I want to create a website, which is centered around my blog (i.e. the home page is the blog, and there are other static/dynamic pages which will contain pictures, projects, etc).

    I like a lot of the themes, and I was hoping to use one, and extend it to my whole website. Originally I thought the “Pages” concept would suffice, but as I read on, I realized that the Pages are not actual files, but stored within the wordpress database.

    Ideally what I want to use the same “look” of the theme for my other pages, but to remove the sidebar (as “links”, “categories”, etc are no longer relevant).

    Is this possible? I am very new to php (although I do hav extensive Java experience), so any help is greatly appreciated.


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  • Yes, it is possible – and not only in one way.

    a) you can create special Page templates without sidebar and stuff: use those to display your special, non-WP content
    b) create real, physical php files outside of WP (but still using the WP design) and put at the top of them this, before everything:
    <?php require('./path-t0-your-blog/wp-blog-header.php'); ?>
    and in this way you’ll be able to use every WP function.

    (I, personally, would go with a)

    Hi moshu,

    I was reading a bit more about Pages, and correct me if I am wrong, but I cant embed thinks like applets, ajax stuff, etc?

    Can I? If not, it seems like be would be the best solution.

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