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nicholas maddren
nicholas maddren
12,793 Points

Bootstrap to Wordpress Question...

I am going to start developing the front end of a clients website. The thing that is puzzling me is that if I'm building in Bootstrap and then converting to Wordpress the website will be missing some of it's functions during Bootstrap development such as it's front end search tools and other PHP related elements. Do I simply create a div where I think those elements might go? For example the site has a list of cars for sale on it similar to an eCommerce list, do I develop the list style in with bootstrap or wait until I have converted it to wordpress to style that part? Thanks

3 Answers

Ivan Uvarov
Ivan Uvarov
22,403 Points

I think you can style everything before converting to Wordpress. When converting to Wordpress later you just might need to change some selectors in CSS. So yes, you can create placeholder divs for some elements and change CSS selectors later. Also, I would recommend you starting developing on Wordpress from the beginning, it will save you some time (it's just the way how I prefer to do it).

Zac Gordon
STAFF
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

This is a little tricky not just because of Bootstrap but also WooCommerce, or whatever ecommerce plugin you may be using. If you can design in the browser you may find its more efficient to setup WordPress with Bootstrap and install the ecommerce plugin and content you plan to use then continue your development and styling.

nicholas maddren
nicholas maddren
12,793 Points

Thanks Zac :) To be honest I think I might need to develop my own plugin. Non of the eCommerce plugins seem to have the functions I need. For example when listing a vehicle using the eCommerce plugins I can't insert vehicle information such as registration number.

Once I have completed all of the Wordpress, PHP, Database Foundation and Java lessons do you think I might have enough knowledge from them to develop this as it looks a little scary at the moment :)

Thanks