How can I import my own HTML site in Concrete5 so I can use the CMS system

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Hey,

I wanna build a website for somebody else, and than leave him the CMS system so he can edit the site himself.
How can I make my own website, with HTML and CSS and than 'import' it in the Concrete5 CMS system?

Greetings

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ScottSandbakken replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
ScottSandbakken
This is the video I watched before I did my first conversion.

http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/how-tos/designers/make-a-the...
ScottSandbakken replied on at Permalink Reply
ScottSandbakken
Of course, you could always just install a base Concrete5 system and then purchase a Concret5 theme from the marketplace.
pacmanious replied on at Permalink Reply
I do not want to use a Concrete5 theme, I just wanna make my own website and use the edit sysem.

Tnx for the help already
drbiskit replied on at Permalink Reply
drbiskit
You have to make your html document/s into a Concrete5 theme. This is straightforward process if you are confident with basic html/code editing.

The link that NetJunky279 provided above is the best place to start. The 'how to' from franz is very clear, and should tell you everything you need to know.

Enjoy!
bbeng89 replied on at Permalink Reply
bbeng89
The video NetJunky posted above is a good starting point. You can't just "import" your HTML. You have to modify your HTML/CSS theme and add bits of PHP that the CMS will use. In a nutshell, it is basically just placing the following PHP snippet everywhere in your theme that you want to be able to add blocks:

<?php
$a = new Area('Area Name');
$a->display($c);
?>


Like I said, I think the link NetJunky posted is a good starting point and after watching the video you should be able to understand how you can convert your plain HTML site into a theme concrete5 can use.