Hehe, yes I see what you mean, I should have worded it better.... I meant using WordPress as a CMS but making it look to the casual user like I'd almost 'plugged' a 'blog' into it seperately So...to clarify, I meant that my main (static WordPress) site looks like a 'non-blog' website, but them once the user clicks the 'blog' link on vertical navbar, they enter a new section (hopefully with a different looking template) that 'looks' like how people view a traditional blog. This 'blog' has lots of useful advice and information, but is also reflective of the 'main' (static) site. I'm finding that increasingly the business I'm in that people respond very well to this. When I meant plugin I probably meant the page where you can program or 'set' the part to direct people to the 'blog' section in backend admin.
So... the 2 different ideas I've been having are:
- (Easy option) The static side of my site is visually the same as my 'blog', when user clicks 'blog' on my vertical navbar, the 'blog' looks the same (no template)
- (Requires a template, not sure whether I can do this?) when user clicks on 'blog' link, they go to my 'blog' section, but it has a template that makes it look like a authentic 'blog' rather than my normal static site.
- A separate website completely. Plug WordPress into it and have no static frontpage. Get a nice site template from one of the template stores online.
I'm thinking of the third option, and then creating really great SEO, however, can I buy a template and then just use it for the 'blog' section of my static site?
Thanks, Slackr, you've been a fantastic help, and thanks for saying that you like my site, I've been plannning it and working on it over the last year so that really makes me feel good! That tutorial is exactly what I need and I'm going to go into the admin and see what it looks like when I've set the 'blog' side of things for now (as in option '1' above).