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    Implement wordpress functionality into a design

    I'm very new to Wordpress, I've run blogs before, but with pMachine. I think that wordpress is superb, but what i don't like, is that it seems that I need to design around the default templates and the scripts they give you. Ideally, I would design my site, and then implement the wordpress scripts into that design -- rather than being given a design and have to essentially redesign that template entirely.

    Surely my ideal situation is possible with wordpress -- but how, exactly?

    Thanks!

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    What I do is search around for a template (preferably free) that is close (but not exactly) to what I am looking for; and customize it according to my preference.

    Wordpress is highly customizable, you can do virtually anything with wordpress; assuming you have a good understanding of CSS/html/PHP.

    You could still design a site and implement it on wordpress. I would suggest checking out smashingmagazine for some really good design inspiration, and information about wordpress design.

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    Check out http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page.

    You can use the wordpress API to build your site from scratch on top of wordpress, but that will be quite a bit of work.

    Like pavelmaha, I pick a template that has approximately the structure I want (right number of columns, similar functionality), then start ripping it apart and putting it back together how I want it.
    I write about making and promoting websites
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    You could still design a site and implement it on wordpress. I would suggest checking out smashingmagazine for some really good design inspiration, and information about wordpress design.
    Hi pavelmaha
    Thanks for the wonderful link. The site you mentioned is really awesome.

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    you are welcome websavy!


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