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Best WordPress theme for changing header / leftlinks  / footer

Posted on 2014-01-10
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Occasionally I need to install a blog on websites.
I always install WordPress, but I am not overly knowledgeable about WordPress so I was wondering: is there a Theme that is recommended (or commonly used) where the entire header and footer (and possibly leftlinks) will be completely removed (or replaced) with different content?
Such as adding the exact header, footer and left links from the existing website so that the blog will exactly match the look of the originating website.
Any recommendations?
Thanks!
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is there a Theme that is recommended (or commonly used) where the entire header and footer (and possibly leftlinks) will be completely removed (or replaced) with different content?

You can pretty much edit any and every theme's header/footer/sidebar.php files and style.css to make WordPress look and act like the rest of your site.

In most cases you will want your main site header/footer/sidebar content to be called as includes anyway...just pick a WordPress theme that comes closest to matching your existing layout and add your own include statements.

This is slightly oversimplified, but the theory is sound.  In practice things are going to depend on your design skills and knowledge of WordPress theme development.
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Thanks Jason,
I actually did a little extra research and found the theme SimplicityBright which was perfect for doing a two column layout. I just pasted in my existing header and footer and was good to go.
I would imagine I can find the same thing for 3 column layout also, but it really does come down to exactly what you said.

Thanks!
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You're welcome.  

You may want to start thinking about building entire sites on a CMS as new jobs come down the line.  It makes adding future things like blogs a heckuva lot easier :)

For "simple" themes, I'm also partial to Customizr
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