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  • 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

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  • english is not my mother speech but here it is πŸ˜‰

    How to design your own WP Theme.

    kindly regards
    Monika

    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

    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!

    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 πŸ˜‰

    I hope that this fixes my problems.

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