I have designed website with HTML, CSS, Java script & Php, currently i am looking to see if is possible to convert this site to wordpress in order to use plugins and be able to use all the features and services of wordpress, so can anyone let me know how i can turn a html site in to wordpress, thanks.
Learn WordPress, take your existing website module by module (header, sidebar, content, footer, etc.) and put that in WordPress until you got a fully working site.
Right…. there is no short answer to “how to convert it?”. There’s no magic solution to it, you’ll have to work to make it happen. Learning WordPress is the first step. How to create a new site in WordPress is the second. And then once you got that down, it shouldn’t be too difficult to use your HTML site as a starting point to create it all in WordPress.
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+1 for Chris’ WordPress guide on Lynda.
Also Chris and one of his chums creating Digging Into WordPress (http://digwp.com/) – definitely worth getting yourself a copy, downloadable as a PDF after purchasing or you can get a hardcopy version.
Lately it seems like that’s ALL I do for a living these days is turning HTML sites and PSD sites into WordPress sites….so it’s very very possible. People want to be able to edit the content themselves and not pay web people to go in and update things…and WordPress (I think) is the easiest CMS to learn.
One of the things you should think about doing is learning on a blank WordPress template.
I usually delete all the bells and whistles in the CSS and start from scratch.
You can do a lot with a ton of plugins out there as well with it.
Here are a few I use regularly:
Custom Permalinks – Allows you to rename the links for each page/post
Custom Post Widget – Allows you to have a WYSIWYG editor and edit sidebar information without text/html
TinyMCE Advanced – Simply because the built in WordPress editor stinks.
Widget Logic – Allows you to add conditions to sidebar elements (great with Custom Post Widget)
Again just a few.
If you have any questions PM me. I’d be glad to help.