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WordPress

Austin Serio
Austin Serio
31 Points

How to convert a BootStrap template to WordPress?

How would I bring this into WordPress? http://getbootstrap.com/examples/carousel/

I know I've seen different posts about converting a bootstrap theme you either bought or downloaded into a WordPress theme, but this doesn't really seem to be the same

3 Answers

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,135 Points

At the end of the day, WP templates are what you make of them. It wouldn't be too hard to take the HTML, JS, and CSS of that Bootstrap template and put those elements into a WP theme, with the neccessary WP PHP bits where needed.

The question you're asking is entirely too large and complex to answer on the forum, but in short, it can easily be done.

If you start going through WP lessons here, you'll learn enough to be able to do it yourself

Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,730 Points

What aspect makes you say "this doesn't really seem to be the same" ? If you mean, because you would want to access the slider and image placeholders in the Admin dashboard? In that cause you would either create a slider plugin or download one and then match then modify it to work like the one in the template. The images could be widgets that you would be able to then change out the images in the widget menu. Like wise the three excerpts on the homepage could be widgets that you can create to pull excerpt from chosen post.

It all comes down to breaking the template down and figuring out what's the best way to accomplish the same task in Wordpress.

Austin Serio
Austin Serio
31 Points

thanks everyone! I figured it out :)