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  • I have an arts portfolio online but want to add blogger functionality to it. I like the design I already have but created it in Dreamweaver, which is currently broken (I cannot figure out why none of it reads properly — probably root file issues or something crazy, I hate Dreamweaver). I still have the code though. I have tried to read about the templates and also searched these forums, but can’t find anything that addresses my issues specifically. What is the best way to preserve the design I have and mix WordPress in?

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  • you need to read the codex … or ask someone to make the design for you .

    it require some php programming (integration of the wordpress loop)

    “What is the best way to preserve the design I have and mix WordPress in?”

    Once you’ve understood the basics of WP templating, you should be able to experiment by taking your existing design and converting that into a working WP template.

    Good luck.

    Check out http://www.themespress.com which is a site you can drop any html code into and convert into a WordPress theme in minutes with little to no experience.

    There is a $10.00 fee if you want to download your theme but you can edit and test it before you buy, so it’s a good thing to try and test.

    Thanks hlwt, what an absolute bargain that service seems. Now there’s no excuse for anyone to say that they’ve tried hundreds of themes but couldn’t find one that they liked. The possibilities seem endless.

    or you sould spend 20 minutes reading this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page and make any theme you want for free. plus, you will have control over some important styles; something that a site like the one mentioned above will give you the generic for.

    You’re welcome pizdin_dim.

    Actually jackosh, the themespress.com site allows you to make custom edits to your css with the interface. It’s really amazing.

    Like you said, people should check into the codex but for someone not wanting to learn code or break something, the site I mention is a huge help. $10.00 is not a lot of money.

    I’ve heard of people paying a lot more to have a design or template converted into a WordPress Theme.

    P.S. hlwt is also my account. I have two for akismet reasons.

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