Trying to convert an html theme to wordpress.


I purchased a few themes on the site over the course of a few years, some wordpress and some phpbb. I just recently purchased an html theme that I really enjoyed and I figured I would try and convert it to a WordPress theme.

I want to learn to do it but really have no clue.
The theme purchased is…

I been reading and watching a lot of videos on how to convert HTML files to WordPress but I been running into quite a few problems.

I’m running the site locally with MAMP.

It seems like my css or js is colliding with one another. I made the correct edits and called in all the functions for the js and css.

My biggest problem I’m having is that the navbar isn’t working. It’s hidden under the WP admin bar and it doesn’t act like it should when it runs on the HTML version.

This is probably a much bigger project than I expected. I feel like I have too much invested now to not continue and try and finish the conversion.

Any help would be appreciated.

Please add appropriate margin top when the admin bar is visible. Good read:

Thanks! I’ll give it a shot.

If you’re looking for a good guide, WebsiteSetup’s HTML to WordPress post is worth a read. Especially since he covers three methods: direct HTML to WordPress, HTML to WordPress via a child theme (a great idea) and an HTML import plugin option.

Thanks! I’ll take a look at that page this weekend!

Thanks again everyone so far for the great reads and help on this!