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Adam Soucie
Adam Soucie
Courses Plus Student 8,710 Points

Incorporating a blog into a larger site concept

I'm planning out a site I want to build, and one of the things I really want to include is a blog, or at least some kind of newspost on the home page.

I've been considering using Twitter Bootstrap as my framework, but wasn't sure if I should go a different route (like WordPress) because of the blog. Anyone have recommendations?

3 Answers

Dan Gorgone
Dan Gorgone
Treehouse Guest Teacher

In my experience building sites for clients, I can second the idea for using Wordpress. With everything built in and a pretty easy learning curve, they can get ramped up fast and will start using it quickly. Setting up Pages for other parts of the site and showing them how to customize their home page is usually the only challenge, but one that varies depending on the complexity of their needs, site, and company.

Anyone else have suggestions?

You can build your entire site in HTML and CSS including the blog page. Design the Blog page. Then code it. Code the comment sections (text fieds) and the links including the date stamps etc. Then you can load ONLY the blog page into wordpress and link it to your site so that when the customer clicks your blog nav link they go to the wordpress blog but it looks like they never left your site. You dont have to create the entire site in WP unless your client needs to constantly update the other pages.

I know Treehouse is working on a HTML to WP video so look out for it. I learned it from this guys course. http://www.mlwebco.com/ He teaches a lot of Adobe Fireworks and various HTML and CSS techniques. Worth the one time fee.

By the way he is the one who brought me to Treehouse :) I hope no one minds I linked to his page.