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Turn static html into CMS site?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by sparkster, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. sparkster

    sparkster Registered Member

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    Title pretty much says it all. Are there any good programs for turning hard coded html/css sites into sites that a client can manage with a CMS?
     
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    sparkster Registered Member

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    I didn't want to have to redo the whole site in wordpress. I've found on google things like pulsecms but wanted to see if anyone here had used them.
     
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    With all of the other additions you can make with Wordpress, it is definitely worth it in the long run. :)

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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Sparkster,

    Maybe someone else knows better but I doubt there is a program out there that will easily convert what you have right into a CMS. At the very least you will have to copy/paste some content into a new system.

    I would also recommend wordpress and maybe find a template that is similar to what you already have built so that you don't have to redesign things. You could also probably migrate some of your CSS into a new template (perhaps the default wordpress template).

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  6. HeRBaR

    HeRBaR Supreme Member

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    Another +1 for Wordpress too
    It is not too hard either to migrate there, with all of this free themes and paid ones you can find almost anything.
    I bet you can find even a theme that have the same exact layout like your html template, you will have just to swap photos and edit colors...
    Cheers
     
  7. methylenebl

    methylenebl Newbie

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    Yeah Honestly I am another one that suggests that you take the time and you just code the site with Wordpress. While there probably are some scripts/CMS packages that take straight HTML and turn it into pages in a CMS I would go out on a limb and say that they will probably have you doing more work in the long run fixing the janky job the importer did.
     
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    xha44a Power Member

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    I would recommend one called Modx. I have used it and found it extremely flexible and versatile working with html and css templates.
     
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    Most cms will allow this to happen. just the importer may destroy the code. and you could end up spending more time fixing the problems, than if you were to just re create the page using the cms. You will be able to just copy and paste a lot of the code into the required places in what ever cms you choose to use.
     
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    Wordpress has many customizable features for you. Many developers are constantly developing new themes for wordpress and many different plugins as well. Definitely a +1 for wordpress as well.
     
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    Looks interesting.
    Although I love wordpress for its flexibility there is something about a html site that projects quality.