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Portfolio Website - blog

Hello, everyone!

I was wondering if I built my website on my own with html + css+ javascript, how would I integrate a blog on it with the same look? Also, would I have to keep on going back to the html to edit and post?

Thank you!

5 Answers

Sorry for the super late reply, everyone! I appreciate all of your help and have looked into WordPress to solve my problem :). You guys are the best!

Casey Clayton
Casey Clayton
16,708 Points

Well there are a few different solutions to your problem here. One is that you could build your site as stated and use a service such as Tumbler with the Blog button/link going to that blog and then just style it like your site. Option 2 would be to completely build your blogging system in PHP, Ruby, or even could be done with Javascript i'm sure. I would recommend sticking around and watching some courses on Ruby and PHP after you have become familiar with HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Erik Salholm
Erik Salholm
4,973 Points

Hi Kristine.

I've looked into just this issue.

It doesn't sound like you want to create a blogging platform from scratch.

Integrating tumblr and blogger can be done, but a better solution might be Wordpress - for which there is a track on Treehouse - which offers a lot of features and would allow you a great deal of customization.

Another option might be a lightweight CMS (content management system) like Couch CMS, Perch or Kirby. All of these will require varying degrees of familiarity with PHP, but (again) there is a track for that on here.

I'm about to work on just this task myself, so I'll let you know how I get on.

Well you can have a static webstie and wordpress blog on the same server. You change and customize the wordpress template like the static website. I think its the better solution.

Anthony Hind
Anthony Hind
5,715 Points

I would agree with Alon, take a look at the WordPress track it teaches you the basics of Wordpress Development and how you can build your own wordPress theme. You can design and build your website in HTML, CSS and then convert it to WordPress basically you have the ability to create static pages and also dynamic pages like your blog page.

I asked the same question a while ago as I did not realise the capabilities of WordPress and after watching all the videos my new website is well on it's way hopefully finished by the end of this week Its not worth the hassle of trying to make your website look like a blog and then keep editing the HTML each time you create a post when a little more effort at the beginning you wont look back.

If you need anymore advice just ask I might be able to help :)