CSS/HTML to WordPress - Example and Tutorial

by fm1234
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Most people do not realise how easy it is to convert a basic CSS/XHTML template into a WordPress theme. There is an excellent tutorial on how to do this at Jestro:

Convert XHTML/CSS To Wordpress | Jestro

Here is an example template from which I derived a WP theme largely using the instructions above:

Template Preview (thermal) - Free CSS Templates

And the finished product:


In case you happen to like the theme, I uploaded it and the original template at the link below. Feel free to use it, but remember to credit the original author of the template (not me, but the Free CSS Templates site in the original template.)

RapidShare Webhosting + Webspace

#css or html #tutorial #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author jfrovich
    Franks thanks for the convert to wordpress
    i bookmarked the site and will check it out, this could come in handy for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pete Janelle
    Thanks for posting this, I'm always looking for WordPress templating info.
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    • Profile picture of the author SpaceCowboy
      It truly is a great article... at the moment I am in the process of migrating the themes so that they will be applied to both the admin site and blog site...

      I always thought the entire site was totally incomplete if the new/existing user logins into to a site that has a great front end but a really plain Jane "back-end"... continuity to the web site is very important to me

      I have begun to re-write my permalinks to go just the other route, that is to be calling these php files from html/aspx forms in the page..

      What was explained within the article definitely seems to be the easier route seems much more efficient but still leaves a lot be said about the site continuity with perhaps say, work still being needed on the permalinks (web.config file) that is.... WordPress covers some of this but certainly not as straight forward as this

      Anyone else working "this side of the house" or has, please email me... Thanks...

      The SpaceCowboy

      Oh yeah or P.S. he really doesn't cover the issues regarding page size etc... anyone running anything other than javascript to resize the page to fit the browser (for those still cruising the internet using flying carpets, smoke signals, and square CRT monitors)
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  • Profile picture of the author MaulanaMalik
    Thanks for sharing. Great information as well. Great source even for noobs. Good job, mate.

    warm regards,
    Maulana Malik
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  • Profile picture of the author dxFactor
    hey Frank, thanks for the tuts

    but the finished product seems already gone .., can you check the link ?
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  • This is the information that it took me months to research. Your site conversion info will come in useful to a lot of people.

    Blogging about San Diego homes for sale, and the latest in La Jolla Real Estate, and Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate is my passion.

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  • Profile picture of the author pan2588
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
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  • Profile picture of the author ewayne
    Thanks for sharing this information. I'm thinking of putting up Wordpress after my Blogger account.
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