How to attach a WordPress CMS to already built html website?

Question by greatravian2005: How to a CMS to ?
What i am actually trying to find is that how can we use wordpress for non-blog websites. I have been told that websites for instance www.birthcenter.net, and www.dallasbbq.com are using WordPress at their backend. I want to ask for any tutorial which could enable me to create such non-blog websites, using wordpress at their backend.
Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by deseyered
Hi
Most of them are custmized WordPress using plugins you can find at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ and they have customized the themes for them.

If you don’t know php very well, I’d recommend you hire someone to integrate the plugins for you and custmize the themes.

What do you think? Answer below!

4 thoughts on “How to attach a WordPress CMS to already built html website?

  1. Hi i do this for a living so first off let me rephrase your question to make it a bit more technically precise so that others looking for this answer will get a better idea of what is entailed. The question is actually how to convert your already built HTML website design into a WordPress website. The reason i say this is because you will install WordPress on your Host server and then you will be taking your design graphics and adding it to your WordPress theme. The visual graphic design of any website can be applied to any platform. i just did this one recently http://ezdrycarpet.com/ezb/ – it is a WordPress site that is using the graphics from the main HTML site to match it identically. It is supposed to look like a WordPress Blog because that is what the intended use is going to be. The real deal is this – you can “deblog” WordPress to make it look like a standard website by modifying several PHP files. An example of a deblogged WordPress site is this one i did > http://www.visionsign.net/vision/ It only has slight resemblances to a WordPress Blog and appears to be a standard HTML business site. There are several other methods where you could do site integration building to combine the HTML and PHP sites, but you’re talking about a lot of work where it would be simpler and much smarter to start with the WordPress core platform and build into it. A standard HTML site is obviously not a platform. A WordPress website is a platform so it is only logical to start building from the platform. πŸ˜‰ birthcenter is using a standard WordPress theme deblogged to make it look like a standard website. the dallasbbq site is Drupal. The best approach for converting your existing HTML website into a Drupal site would be the same as WordPress. Drupal is the platform so you add to the platform. hope that was helpful. πŸ˜‰ Good Luck!

  2. I looked at your mentioned websites. They are wordpress (blog) using a real domain name (web address). You must pay for it.

    As you may know a domain name is just a name, not a real website/weblog. If you are going to create your blog website: 1- Buy a domain name. A domain name is a name you want to call your website (ex: http://www.yahoo.com). To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. 2- Buy a web hosting service to provide your online space and enable you to get your blog online at your purchased domain name.

    If you’re going to start your blog at your own domain with different pages, you need a web host providing wordpress.

    Take a look at:
    http://www.threehosts.com/blog
    There you can reach the three reputable companies that are leaders in the blog/wordpress website hosting industry.

    Another useful link:
    http://www.threehosts.com/build
    There you can find a step-by-step guide to start your website.

    Hope this helps.

  3. I will expand a little on a couple of previous answers.

    You can install WordPress and use it to build “static” sites quite simply as someone has already said, by using pages instead of posts. You then need to turn off all the blogging features such as comments and the like. Set your front page from within your admin panel to “static page” – see here
    http://makingbigcash.com/website-developement/how-to-build-a-wordpress-static-site/

    The beauty of WordPress is that you can use plugins to customize the look and feel of the site – if you are building a traditional looking site you will find something like My Page Order a very useful plugin that allows you to sort your pages with a few clicks, regardless of when they are added.

    You can achieve a mix of blog/static site features too so if as time progresses you decide you want more interactivity you can do so very easily.

    I use WordPress for two sites that are not traditional looking blogs yet are still fully enabled as such.

    One is at http://www.thecaymanhost.com and the other at http://arteccentrixgallery.com and you can see how they combine the features of both a website and blog.

    For your purposes, once you have decided on your theme, build the site using pages, and turn off all the settings you don’t need from within your admin panel.

    Make sure you use a good SEO plugin such as AllInOneSEO and set your custom permalinks the way you want them to appear. A sitemap is a good idea too and you can find plugins for that too…..the beauty of WP is the amazing variety of plugins – even the less technically minded can do virtually anything πŸ™‚

    Good luck with your project.

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