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  • I’ve read documentation and support forum entries until I’m blue in the face. Here’s what I’m trying to do:

    1) Keep an existing site structure that’s static such as the page at and make one measley page on the site a blog.

    2) Have the blog page have the same navigation menu as the rest of the site that links to the other pages.

    WordPress by far was the easiest to install and understand, but this I can’t fathom why someone doesn’t have a prominent support/help page that shows people how to do this? Sure the dozens of themes are great, but what if you don’t want them?

    I thought this site:

    was going to be the answer, but it confused the hell out of me.

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  • OK, this is exactly what I want to do. I’ve got a nice, basic, HTML site ( but would like the benefit of blog software on the one page that is updated daily (reader comments, etc).

    Nothing I’ve seen so far really addresses it. Any direction would be appreciated.

    Tom Chandler

    Take a look at (it’s in German, but nevertheless I think you will see what I mean).
    There I have static pages for all the content. And, there is a section “Weblog” which is the blog section. I implemented that by using the plugin: (and some other plugins).
    Do you mean something like this?

    what confused “the hell out of you” in that tutorial?

    On the tutorial.

    This part…since I don’t have any new section to clean up…do I create one? It gets worse from there

    2. Having the root index.php open, clean it up: delete all the text from the NEWS section and keep the rest. The News section should be just a bare
    <div id=”your-div-name”> < /div> (or a div class, depending on your structure).
    3. Now we need to get The Loop into it. Open the index.php from the wordpress/wp-content/themes/classic/ folder.
    The Loop starts here:

    On the plugin:

    Starts off promising….but it doesn’t address putting a navigation bar into the blog page…it just seems to address how to get a static home page to pop up on entry.

    Again regarding the idea including a blog to existing static HTML:
    I would not think about using a blog on top of it. WordPress supports static pages since 1.5. I would just create a WP theme and for each existing page I would create a WP page. For not having the recent blog entries on the front page you can use the Home Page Control plugin. Thus, you have a CMS and can edit the content of the static pages via WordPress. I have seen several websites using WordPress as CMS, it’s simple, and it works great.

    Regarding the navigation:
    You could use WP navigation. Well I use
    That’s completely up to you.

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