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  1. #1
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    Hello everyone,
    After your very own AlphaMare and Ronald Roe helped me out, I have the basic fundamentals of my site now working. Thanks again!

    Now, I'm on to making the content of the site. A large feature is the encyclopedia, and along with news and article feeds, it has been suggested on many occasions that Wordpress is the way to go. I am agreeing with all of you. The search functions, categories, recent posts, all that jazz seems like it would work swimmingly with what I have in mind.

    What I don't have in mind is having my site look like a blog. I also spent a fair amount of time creating a website from scratch with HTML, CSS and Javascript. I googled a few pages for help on integrating some, but not all features into my already existing website.

    Has anyone here done this? Pointers to go along with the pages I've saved will go a long way, it looks to be a little out of my current level of expertise, so the going won't be easy and any advice will be appreciated. Thanks!

    LCpl Denny


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    WDF Staff mlseim's Avatar
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    Denny ...
    With WordPress, you can use only what you need.
    Turn off all of the "user commenting", turn off "archiving".
    Modify any theme you have to layout the site in a more non-blog tradition.
    In fact, find a free WP theme that DOESN'T look or act like a blog.
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    WDF Staff AlphaMare's Avatar
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    What mlseim said.

    In WordPress it's very easy to make your own page templates - you can have a different one for the homepage, the portfolio, the contact, any inner pages, etc. you can have sidebars on either side, both sides, or none, you can have different sidebars on different pages.

    I know there are purists out there (anyone heard from TheGame lately? LOL) who say that open source has security issues, etc, but for me its appeal lies in not having to code out the foundation. The more I learn about it the more versatile I realize it can be - and it's a lot of fun to play with.
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