[Tutorial] How to integrate WP in existing sites (8 posts)

  1. moshu
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I just started a series of tutorials about integrating WordPress in an existing website. Later on they will probably end up in the Codex, but for the moment I'd love to have some feedback for improvement.
    You can read it here:

  2. vkaryl
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Wow. I'm WAY impressed! VERY nice, moshu. Easy to read, easy to understand (though you are right, a real css/html beginner will be in far over her head....)

    Kudos! The diagrams are super; sooner this hits the Codex, the better!

  3. Michael Bishop

    Posted 11 years ago #

    moshu, that will be very handy. Kudos. I think that has been one of the most asked questions the last month.
    I have a feeling the second half (design with tables) will be the more traversed.
    Perhaps have an anchor link from the main page to go directly to that section?

    Again, great work.

  4. moshu
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thank you guys, for the kind words. And, please, if you find anything that should be corrected, changed etc. don't hesitate to leave a comment...

  5. David Oliver
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Aha! Brilliant; thank you moshu.

    I'm a WordPress noob (just installed it for the first time this afternoon) and will need to integrate it with a site (if I get the job). I only need to display the posts in a simple fashion, so will be using your scenario 1. Haven't actually tried it yet, but, with your guidance, it seems quite simple.

    The site will need both 'news' and 'testimonials' pages linked to the blog, and I'm planning to modify the loop on each page using the in_category() Template Tag so that only posts in the news (or testimonials) category are shown. Or is there a better way?

    I did consider using '?cat=x' in my sites links but would rather avoid this if possible due to search engine issues.

    Just one thing: can't quite see how the layout section on page 1 is relevant. If somebody already has their own site they're not likely to need help with that. Page 2 was where it was useful to me. But maybe I'm missing something.

    Anyway, thanks again moshu.

  6. Ciinien
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am a brand new WP user, so I definitely enjoyed the read and now know that much more about WP's templating integration--great tutorial.


  7. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Posted 10 years ago #

    IMO, I find it easier when integrating WP into a site to not use the themes system, but maybe that's just me...

  8. syrupcore
    Posted 10 years ago #

    sorry to bump this old thread but I'm in the middle of doing something similar and was wondering why Viper might find it easier to *not use themes.


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