[thelist] retrofit wordpress

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Tue Jun 9 09:21:55 CDT 2009

On Jun 9, 2009, at 8:42 AM, Bob Meetin wrote:

> A client wannabe has a simple 800x600 html website.  She wants a blog
> retrofitted to her existing site to match 'reasonably' the current
> (well, er maybe last decade's version of current) theme, look/feel.   
> It
> would probably live in a subdirectory.
> Q1) Does wordpress or any of the other blogging apps have a component
> that you can slide ride in to make this happen?
> Q2) If not, how much time (est.) would you allow for research and
> customizing a wp theme to make this happen?

It's easy to put WordPress in a directory on an existing site and run  
it.  So on the site you could create a directory /blog/ and install  
WordPress there.

As for matching the existing site, you would have to make a custom  
theme of some sort.  You may be able to take an off-the-shelf theme  
and simply modify the CSS and images.  Look at the themes "Sandbox",  
or "P2", among others for "stripped down" themes that are designed to  
be modified.  Also check out the concept of "Child Themes" in  
WordPress -- it's a way to base a new theme on an existing theme  
without directly modifying the original theme -- which is handy when  
that original is updated.


Stephen Rider

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