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How can I combine 3 WP themes WordPress

There are beautiful WP themes available that specialize in certain applications.
For instance:
- Event announcement and handling
- News, blogging commenting
- Member lists, where members have their own mini sites
- Libraries with show cases and articles et cetera

Is it possible to combine these themes into one site?
Maybe have some frame around it or some sidebar from which the different elements can be accessed?

And if so, how to do this?

BR
Jaap

Answers (4)

2012-01-11

John Cotton answers:

A theme is just a collection of HTML, CSS, JS and PHP.

There's nothing to stop you merging the elements you want from each theme into one super theme.

Just pull the parts of each file you need into a new set of theme files, making sure you bring over any functions in other PHP files and the necessary CSS/JS.

It might be quite a lot of work though!

2012-01-11

Fahad Murtaza answers:

As John said above and I wont repeat that. This can end up being easy to extremely difficult based on the complexity of the themes. A better answer and tips can be produced for you if you can tell us which themes you are interested is combining.

2012-01-11

S├ębastien | French WordpressDesigner answers:

1-write specifications
2-call a wordpress expert (me, if you want)

2012-01-12

Gabriel Reguly answers:

Hi jaap,

You could do a network of sites and then use a different theme for each site.

That would be the easiest way in my opinion.

For example, in a multisite WordPress install:

main site: example.com
events site: events.example.com
news site: news.example.com

And so on.

Hope this helps,
Gabriel


jaaph comments:

Hi Gabriel,

Thank you for your reply.

I was wodnering: do yoiu knwo what this network qwould do in SEO terms?
I eman: if I now have one site with 120 pages, I will then have 3 sites with 40 pages each. Do you know how that will afffect my Google ranking?

BR
Jaap