Can I make my new wprdpress blog look like my existing website?

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  • #28073

    ncmoratorium
    Member

    Can I?

    #28258

    veltis
    Member

    What’s your existing website? If you upgrade to editing CSS, and have some kind of a handle on that, you can take the Sandbox theme and go wild, baby. You can also try before you buy. Go to Presentation in your Dashboard and click Edit CSS.

    #28259

    drmike
    Member

    Might help us help you if you gave a link to the website you’re talking about. :)

    You might want to take a look at the Edit CSS option. That’s probably the best you’re going to do here. You may want to download the software from wordpress.org and install it onto your site. That way you are free to modify it anyway you want to.

    #28262

    ncmoratorium
    Member

    http://www.ncmoratorium.org

    Thanks for all the help on this folks. Please reply with any comments on how I should do this

    #28263

    veltis
    Member

    @drmike: 1st response! w00t! (Kidding) I’ve been avoiding real work by answering these forum questions when I can. I’ll get back to that now, promise!

    #28264

    ncmoratorium
    Member

    What do you guys think?

    #28266

    veltis
    Member

    1. Does it have to look EXACTLY like that? If you want the really easy way out, choose a theme that looks similar to this, like Regulus, Andreas09, Connections or Contempt, load in your own custom header, and tweak the widgets (under presentation) to suit your needs. I did this with another blog, lapset.wordpress.com (the site is in Finnish. I am not advertising for traffic here).

    2. Otherwise, to get any theme you want (there are thousands) you’ll have to install WordPress on your own server, which means setting up a MySQL table, and putting the files in the folder of your page after you’ve changed the config file with your info. It’s much easier than it sounds, but if it makes you feel squeamish, I’d go with option 1. Otherwise, jump in and do as drmike says, go check out wordpress.org for more info.

    If you don’t know any CSS at all, and you’re in a hurry, I think the second option is easier than trying to learn CSS and immediately apply it to a project like this.

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