Ok it isn't really that big of a deal, but let's just pretend like it's totally fucking over Google because that will make it more fun This guide is basically about how to add a little bit of WordPress to your restored PBN site so that it's easier to manage/add content Before we dive in, here is a list of what you will need to get started: html files of old site cpanel hosting a cold one ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Step 1: Get html files of old site There's a ton of ways to download the old site from the archive, but I'll list a couple just because I mentioned no brain needed: Ruby script from GitHub - You will need to install Ruby on your system if you haven't already. If you run OSX then just download the shit and follow the directions. DomRecovery - Haven't used this personally, but it looks awesome if you're restoring a lot of sites. Random PBN providers/hosts - There are plenty of PBN hosting or domain providers that have their own archive downloader, like PBNHQ Once you have the old site downloaded, remove index.html from the folder and zip up the rest so that it's ready to be uploaded to your server. (We will use the index.html page later) Step 2: Install WordPress This step might be difficult if you don't have a brain, but I believe in you! Once you're done struggling to install WordPress, go to Settings > Permalink Settings, set it to "Post name", and hit Save Changes Step 3: Upload & unzip the html files of the old site Just like you I have no brain, so I prefer to use the file manager instead of FTP. You do you boo, just make sure you get the damn files uploaded. Step 3.5: Break Time You've been hard at work restoring this old, crusty site. To celebrate your progression we will get the cold one I mentioned earlier, and crack it open with the boys. Once the cold one has been consumed it's time to move on. Step 4: Upload your custom theme & edit in the old index.html For this next step we will upload, install, and activate our custom theme Here is a download for the super awesome theme: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ic7j9e54qhpd2cd/Theme.zip Virustotal: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/...195732d500ae3c6f9af6eb3c/analysis/1497642881/ Remember that index.html from the old site that I said to save earlier? Once you've activated the theme, it's time to edit in the index.html code to some of the theme pages. Go to Appearance > Editor Paste the code from the index.html into: index.php page.php single.php search.php On some of those pages you will see code snippets, just paste in the index.html code before it, those snippets are what shows your WordPress content. Step 5: Choose where you want your WordPress content to show At this point you've edited in the old site into index.php, so now your site should show the homepage of the old site. Perfect Now it's time to move the WordPress code so that it looks normal. I know I mentioned not needing a brain, so maybe you can borrow one from a friend to complete this step. Just in case you deleted the WordPress code while doing something here it is below: Code: <h3>[name this whatever you want, maybe something like "Updates" or "News"</h3> <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"> <?php the_title(); ?> </a></h2> <?php the_content(); ?> <?php endwhile; ?><?php endif; ?> All this code does is show all your WordPress posts. When you add it to index.php it will show all the WP posts on the homepage of your site. Once you're done with that, you should have the WordPress shit showing on your homepage: Next it's time to edit single.php and page.php This code below is used to show just single posts from WordPress: Code: <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?><?php the_title(); ?> <?php the_content(); ?> <?php endwhile; ?><?php endif; ?> You can probably just paste this in the same spot that you did the first code, but you can get real spicy with it if you want to. The reason why you need to edit these pages is because the posts on the homepage are linking to these individual post pages. Once you've added the code to single.php and page.php it's time to make sure all the links on those pages work. When you downloaded the old version of your site, chances are that all the links are like "/images/howto69.mp4" or "/guides/how-to/69-like-champ.html" All you have to do is complete those URLs, so it'd be like "www.imgay.org/images/howto69.mp4" or "www.imgay.org/guides/how-to/69-like-champ.html" You need to do this because if you don't, none of the links on those pages will work. Ok that was tough, maybe it's time for another cold one. Step 6: Edit archive.php and 404.php In the theme that I shared with you there should already be some code in archive.php and 404.php All you have to do is replace [your URL here] with your domain. Note: Be sure to use www if you want to use that version of your URL Congrats, you're done now! Maybe it's time for another cold one??? Want to see an example of a site like this? Code: http://aaiwi.org/ About copyright infringement... yea man I get it. This guide is about how to add WordPress to the restored site, not about the legality of it. This is Black Hat World, not Tiny Testicle Nation. What's the point of all this? Basically just to give you another option when it comes to building a PBN site. Restoring sites is cool and all, but it can be annoying when you want to add more content to the sites. Instead of having to go in and edit the html, you can just login to WordPress and make another post. Couldn't this be a footprint? I guess, but I'm really not concerned. Anyway, if you have any questions then let me know. Super massive shoutout to @Heisenberg for helping with everything. He doesn't know I'm making this guide, but he's the man.