Dreamweaver Templates into WordPress Themes

October 31st, 2011

This tutorial explains how to convert a Dreamweaver Template to a WordPress Theme.

Note: It helps if you are familiar with Dreamweaver Templates, HTML and CSS. If you think this tutorial is beyond your skill level, we can convert your Dreamweaver Template into a WordPress Theme.

Let’s Get Started

Through this process we’ll start by creating a blank Dreamweaver Templated page, we’ll detach it from the Dreamweaver Template, insert the WordPress loop, sidebar & header code, adjust the stylesheet a bit and finally break the page into the various WordPress include files typically used in a WordPress theme. We’ll be grabbing the WordPress loop, sidebar and header code from the Default WordPress Kubrick Theme and pasting it into the Dreamweaver Templated page.

I like to create a new page from the Dreamweaver Template I plan to convert and name it index.html, then I detach the file from the template to remove all the extra Dreamweaver Template mark up.

If you get stumped or don’t understand a part of my explanation, please leave a comment with your issue and I’ll try and follow up.. I’m usually pretty fast to respond.

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Introduction to WordPress Themes

July 7th, 2010

WordPress Themes come in several varieties, Free WordPress Themes, Premium WordPress Themes, WordPress Theme Frameworks and Custom WordPress Themes.

Free and Premium Themes

In the beginning most people go straight to the Free WordPress Theme Repository where one can find over a 1000 free themes for WordPress. If you Google “free wordpress themes” you are likely to find several sites that offer free themes with the main purpose of trying to drive you to buy one of their premium themes.

Premium WordPress Themes are those that cost money and can cost anywhere from $49.00 on up. Most good Premium Themes cost about $250.00.

If you are using a Free or Premium WordPress Theme, be prepared to have to make a few changes to make your theme work and appear like a CMS website and not a blog. The reason being, most WordPress themes are created for use with a WordPress blog and we’re creating a WordPress CMS.

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