Wordpress Theme Question

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Ok so I've never used a wp theme but I was wondering if you NEED to use wordpress to use the themes, or can I just use it on my normal hosting account?
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    You can have wordpress on your normal hosting account and use the theme on your own wordpress install.

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  • Profile picture of the author theIMgeek
    Hi Thomas,

    Assuming the theme's license allows for it, there's no technical reason you couldn't transform a WP theme into a regular site template.

    However, you would have to piece it back together. Any WP theme is the sum of a few parts (header.php, footer.php, sidebar.php... maybe more) It may actully be easiest to use WP to load the theme, view the page, then copy the HTML source of the completed page.

    Then you could replace the content area with your own stuff.

    Hope that makes sense. Let me know if I need to elaborate.

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  • Profile picture of the author joshuagan80
    I have been using WP for 6 months. It is advisable to use WP theme on WP. It's easy to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author scott33
      some themes offer to versions, the wordpress version and the static version.

      why would you not want to use wordpress?
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