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  1. stephenjames716
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello,

    Thanks for taking a look at my post. I have a static html site that I want to add a wordpress blog to. Can someone please explain, or point me to some documentation that would help explain how to do this for me?

    Thank you for your time,
    Steve

  2. Monika
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    english is not my mother speech but here it is ;)

    How to design your own WP Theme.

    kindly regards
    Monika

  3. davethepak
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You have two choices:
    1 – Keep your current site, and just link to a wordpress install for just a blog.
    2 – Use wordpress as Content Management System, and migrate all your content to it.

    For Option 1:

    Install wordpress to some directory where it will not interfere with your main site.
    Set it up (according to the docs here), do your blog, then just put a link to that blog page on your main site.

    Option 2 – Migrate everything to wordpress!!!!!
    This rocks, and I did this.

    Step 1 - List out the features of your html site
    (about pages, contact pages, etc. Basically what your current site is).
    Step 2 - If your site has some special features (such as a store) check to see if wordpress can duplicate those functions (it can do almost everything).
    Step 3 – Install wordpress in a subdirectory where it won’t interfere with your old site.
    Step 3 - Design your new site...all on wordpress. Your static html pages (your about, other content) become 'pages' in wordpress.
    Step 4 – Find a theme that matches what you want (or edit one, if you are good with php and css).
    Step 5 – When new site is ready (within the subdirectory) config it to run from root.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    There you go! Best of luck to you!

    ~ Dpak
    Insanity brings its own rewards

  4. Quasar2010
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    TO: davethepak
    HI! I decided to do your option#2 for a small website.
    re: your step above "Step 3 - Design your new site...all on wordpress. Your static html pages (your about, other content) become 'pages' in wordpress." I need a theme that will allow me to
    (1) use my own photo at top of page as header
    (2) will have pages with menu (drop down) similar to what I usually use:
    * Top Navigational Bar III v3.5 (By BrotherCake- brothercake.com)
    * Exclusive permission by Dynamicdrive.com
    {I am currently trying Indore 1.0.1 }
    ________
    PLEASE HELP! I am used to HTML and am having trouble with WordPress messing up my HTML code. I know a little CSS but don't know php. I don't know if it is php-related or specific theme related but little things like
    <td>nbsp;</td> and <br /> or <p> blah </p> and so on get removed or mis-used. I need the HTML to stay where it is and not disappear before the next time I edit and to be displayed as it would in a simple HTML page. Where/how can I learn what I need to know so I can copy and paste html tables from e.g., a simple page in Dreamweaver to a new WordPress page?
    Thanks for youe help!

  5. Quasar2010
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Curious -- I don't see a way to edit or delete my post above. I see now that I have to use XHTML rather than HTML. Sigh - more learnin' to do ;-)

    I hope that this fixes my problems.

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