Can I use HTML coding on a new page? I ask because I tried copying HTML from a website that I want to convert to WordPress blog and it won’t work properly. I’m specifically talking about php to pull data from an online database.
The blog I need help with is dplandry.wordpress.com.
What do you mean by convert a website to a WordPress blog? The blog linked to your username is a free hostde WordPress.com blog. It’s not a self hosted WordPress.org install.
Here are the differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
You cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at WordPress.com.
The only themes we can use are those found here > Appearance > Themes
This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/
There are two free themes, Sandbox and Toolbox designed to allow maximum flexibility for CSS editing and creating new “skins”. Toolbox is more modern and includes a lot of support for CSS3 and HTML5, so it is really only limited by your skills and knowledge.
If you have CSS editing experience the upgrade will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but will not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to WordPress.com. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/custom-css/
I’m currently entering articles and blog writings for my dad in this website I built for him:
http://www.petelandrysrealgas.com/index.html (I’m accountant who does this for fun)
I want to create a new website/blog where he can log in himself and blog or post articles. However, I also need to have a custom page with the php coding to allow the search of the database.
Can I accomplish this with one of the WordPress offerings? Even if I have to pay.
There are two different “flavors” of WordPress. Here are the differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ We cannot helo you with that site here at WordPress.com. We provide support only to those with free hosted by WordPress.com blogs. That site is a self hosted WordPress.org install and you need to post here for support http://wordpress.org/support/
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