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Amber Hoddinott
Amber Hoddinott
6,494 Points

I have my portfolio site which is currently built with html, css, jquery.. im trying to make it a wordpress site?

Hi i am hoping someone can help me, I have created my portfolio site already using html, css, jquery, bootstrap, I have a plug in too.

I would like to make the whole site into a WordPress site, so i can add plugins to my main portfolio page to be able to display my other websites nicely and to add a plug into my skills page so i can add the tree house plug into the display my badges as my skills.

I believe there must me a course on tree house that teaches you how to change existing website built with HTML CSS etc into WordPress sites, but i cant seem to work out which one it is. Can someone help me? Thanks

2 Answers

Hi Amber,

First thing I would ask is do you have any experience with WordPress so far?

The reason for this is that the course for "from bootstrap to WordPress" would suit you really well if you have some experience coding in WordPress.

If you have not dealt with WordPress before and want to build up your theme from scratch then I would recommend taking your time to go through the track WordPress Development. The reason for this is that WordPress is an awesome tool and used correctly it can do just about anything. However if you do some things in a particular way that you may be used to when dealing with HTML - CSS - JS it could really cause a headache.

For example,

You have what WordPress user call "cowboy coding" that is when you want to edit something on your site and you simply ftp the file onto your machine edit it and slap it back up there with ftp. Because of the complexity of the WordPress core and the fact it is just bad practice I would recommend getting to know WordPress and how to benefit from it in the best way.

If you have any question about it please don't hesitate to ask :)


Kevin D
Kevin D
8,646 Points

There's a course called 'WordPress Theme Development" - I think that should be helpful!