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  • I just uploaded WP and am checking it out for the first time. In running through the source of rendered pages to compare it with my template modifications I am becoming more and more frustrated with every refresh. Which brings me to my question; Where’s the structure?

    There is more white space (in reference to the default theme(s)) than there are characters it seems. How is it that a content management system has such a difficult time managing the layout of its code?

    So far I’m pretty pleased with WP, but there’s just no excuse for how bad the source is formatted. Has this issue been addressed by anybody, or is this one of those “live with it, it’s free – stop complaining” things?

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  • A lot of the structure is in the theme files (not the content management system as such) where you can tidy things up to a degree, but I don’t think it really matters so long as the pages validate.

    It’s a pretty humbling experience learning a new system. I blame drupal for making me move to WP 🙁

    I think you’ll find it’s worth it. And I know what you mean about Drupal. Good luck with the excellent WordPress.

    If you haven’t already seen it, I’d begin here:

    Is there a service anyone knows of that will convert my layout to a theme to WP?

    Well, you might start by looking over the gobs of themes at Maybe you’ll find one similar to what you’re after.

    Then, use that codex link provided earlier and start checking out the Themes section and suddenly it’ll all start to come together. 🙂

    To answer your actual question, Greg-J: no. No service….

    Well, I could argue that I DID implicitly answer his question.

    More exactly: no “official” WP service… but there are private designers who make that kind of conversion from an existing layout into a theme. For a fee, of course.

    Just post your request with a contact address and they will contact you in private.

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