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Wordpress to html page on localhost.

Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:51 PM

Hi there!

Im looking for an simple guide on how to turn a ready-made html page into a Wordpress blog and have been unsuccessful thus far.

Bsically, I'm currently designing a site and have my navigation bar and prototype pages designed already.
One of these pages is simply named "blog.html". I want to be able to write new timestamped blog posts on this page using Wordpress. I'm fairly decent at HTML and CSS, a PHP beginner and complete noob at blogging or using Wordpress. Can this be achieved (without changing the look of the page) using Wordpress themes or embedding Wordpress? Which would be more suitable?

Also, I want to be able to test the page before going live on my machine if that makes a difference. I have Apache, PHP and MySQL installed and all is working correctly there.

Any advice / links you can give are very much appreciated!

Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Wordpress to html page on localhost.

Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:01 PM

When your designing a site for Wordpress, you have to design it around Wordpress.


Meaning you will have to use it's functionalities, which are mostly done in PHP, HTML, and CSS (see http://codex.wordpre...eme_Development ).


There are quite a few tutorials online and such that will help you achieve what your wanting.

Video tutorials:
http://css-tricks.co...ries-downloads/

Wordpress Codex:
http://codex.wordpre...sign_and_Layout

Those should get you started :)

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Re: Wordpress to html page on localhost.

Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:15 PM

Thanks a lot for your time. I will certainly check them out.
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Re: Wordpress to html page on localhost.

Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:33 PM

Always happy to help!
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Re: Wordpress to html page on localhost.

Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:40 AM

View Postpistolizedpete, on 08 April 2011 - 07:15 PM, said:

Thanks a lot for your time. I will certainly check them out.


What i do is use to build my wordpress themes the way i want them is install wordpress on my server then i install a blank theme (just a Wp template with basic CSS)

then you edit the site to make it the way you want. Here is a good blank theme to help you get started.

http://code.google.c...ordpress-naked/
(its hosted on google code)

And never pool is absolutely correct you must install wordpress them build your site using the wordpress editor in the dashboard or opening the CSS files from your wordpress directory in your IDE of choise

have fun with wordpress its amazing :)
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Re: Wordpress to html page on localhost.

Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:37 AM

This is a 3 part series on exactly what you want, from Chris Coyier, over at CSS-Tricks. From Photoshop to Wordpress

Also, make sure you read all of the WP documentation. You'll find out a lot of interesting things there. And you'll save yourself a lot of time if you do some research on making children themes.

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