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  • Hi,

    I hope this hasn’t already been covered, but I wasn’t sure what to search for. I have modified a theme to fit my blog and I wonder if I can use one of the files within frontpage to make the rest of my web have the same look as far as graphics, navigation structure, colors, etc. I know I could just copy the look using html, tables, and a lot of work, but I’d rather not do that if I can use existing code. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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  • It has been answered several times (look for keywords like integrating WP – here and on the Codex).
    Basically there are two approaches when people ask this:
    1. to make the blog to look like an existing site
    2. to make a site to look like the blog
    Seemingly you are interested in the second one. It cannot be achieved by “using one of the files”… and have a miracle. To use the same CSS as for the blog, you have to use the same HTML tags (divs, classes) in your main site’s structure. For example, if your other pages have the same header, content, sidebar, footer divs in it, then the blog’s CSS file can be applied and everything will look the same. Honestly, I don’t see any other workaround.

    Thanks. I just cut and pasted the code into front page, but it doesn’t lend itself very well to editing within that structure.

    I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually, but I am not really very good with code beyond html. I can edit stuff that has already been written…but as far as writing new code or knowing how modifying something..I just have to do, undo, do undo…you get the idea 🙂

    Basically I did something similar on my website/blog. I had the rest (the files that you can access from the horizontal menu) but it used to be a lot of bad code 🙂
    So, first I found a template (it was in the time of WP 1.2) that was structured in a way that was close to my idea and my site, styled it (via CSS) to have a look like the rest of the site, and… now this is the twist! – then I remade my other pages by using the html structure of the blog page. The only thing is that in most of the cases instead of dynamic content called by the WP template tags, I’ve put the “static” content manually in the respective divs.
    Yes, it took some work, but… nothing is free 🙂

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