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How to code a website THEN get it on WordPress

Discussion in 'Website Coding & Programming Forum:' started by georgeuk, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. georgeuk

    georgeuk New Member

    I'm trying to figure out how to do this.

    If you code 3 or 4 HTML pages with CSS file attached, how do you upload it onto a wordpress
    platform?
     
  2. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    You will basically need to swap out your static pages for WP-managed content and your CSS will become a theme – https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/converting-html-sites-to-wordpress-sites

    I've never tried to retro-fit WP before, ideally you want to have WP in mind as the platform from the start as working backwards and 'reverse engineering' your site can be a bit of a headache.

    If you have a pre-existing site you need to be able to manage content for, then check out Perch CMS. I use this a lot, there's a license fee required (about £50) but you get complete control over what's editable and you can download it and try it locally using something like MAMP/XAMMP before you need a licence.

    Depending on the complexity, I'm able to convert a static site to a CMS managed one within a day or so using Perch.
     

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