using Concrete5 to edit an existing website

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I have an existing website I would like to use Concrete5 to edit it. How can I import my home pages code into Concrete5 or set up Concrete5 to edit my existing website?

USAGAnsbach
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adajad replied on at Permalink Reply
adajad
There is no easy way to do this and be sure you get everything right. I'm afraid the safest way to do this is to set up a c5 installation and copy n paste your content (and upload your images to the file manager).

Here are some good links for you:
http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/how-tos/editors/how-to-move-...

http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/getting-started/...
USAGAnsbach replied on at Permalink Reply
USAGAnsbach
Thank you! I have a test website set up but how do I create a new page and import the HTML to it?
adajad replied on at Permalink Reply
adajad
You need to login, hover over the Edit button, and click 'Add page'.

Whenever you do that, a subpage is created beneath the current page.

You can also login and add pages via the sitemap in the dashboard.

Please see the second link in my previous post (which got updated while you responded).
USAGAnsbach replied on at Permalink Reply
USAGAnsbach
Thank you for all your help. I, unfortunately, cannot do it as I do not see where I can cut and paste the code into the page itself and due to restrictions I can only use the 5.6.0.1 build and not the current "stable" version.

I would like to know how I can add a page, and then copy and paste my coding into the page as a whole or if I need to separate it like Header, footer, left side, right side etc...
adajad replied on at Permalink Reply
adajad
Ah, you don't mean just the content, but the layout as well.

The layout and design has to be converted to a concrete5 theme. It is very easy to do - just add some php snippets and remove some html.

This is an excellent how-to on how to make your own theme (a long read but well worth it): http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/how-tos/designers/making-a-t...

Once the theme has been created and installed you can start adding blocks (holding content) in your defined areas, and copy in your text content.