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Dynamic Page on Static Site

  • # January 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I’m designing a new site, until now I’ve done my own HTML+CSS+JQ but I haven’t needed any dynamic (blog-like) pages. The new site I’m designing is mostly static as well but I would like one page for “news.”
    My original thought was to do the whole thing on WordPress but I find it easier to do the Static pages by hand.
    How can I create the one dynamic page so that new items can be added regularly without going into the code etc?

    # January 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    You need some sort of CMS to do this as far as I know. I’d use http://getkirby.com, though. Much simpler and less folders you have to deal with.

    # January 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Personally I would rather turn the whole site into a WordPress theme. Building a custom theme really isn’t that hard and you’ll find loads of tutorials on it online. How the process usually works, and this is how I build all my custom themes, is I start building the whole site in HTML / CSS / JS and once that’s been done, I start breaking it down and building the wordpress theme using that code.

    Depending on the deadline of the project, it could be a nice learning experience. Knowing how to build custom WordPress theme’s is always going to be a handy skill to have.

    # January 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    check out http://pagelime.com

    SUPER easy to add CMS-like functionality to an already finished site by dropping in some classes (cms-editable and cms-repeat which creates repeatable regions).

    it’s free for the first 3 sites and has some really nice features.

    mr coyier did a tutorial on it a few years back: http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/74-editable-css3-image-gallery/

    # January 7, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks, These are all great answers.

    @bonzai any good tutorials that you can specifically recommend, or just a good ole google job?

    # January 8, 2013 at 1:26 am

    [http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/theme-development/developing-your-first-wordpress-theme-day-1-of-3/](http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/theme-development/developing-your-first-wordpress-theme-day-1-of-3/ “”)

    I like the wp.tutsplus.com website for WordPress theme development, they have some nice tips and tutorials for it.

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