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Convert php pages to wordpress

I have a small 26 page application which I would like to have converted into wordpress.

My question is, how could this be done? Would it require only one template or multiple templates and what would the pros and cons be of either one.

I'm guessing that several of the pages would not require being converted because of the integration as well.

If it's of any help, the pages include;

app:
   confirm_pass.php
   confirm_user_reg.php
   contact_submit.php
   edit_profile.php
   index.php
   login.php
   login_submit.php
   pass_reset.php
   pass_reset_submit.php
   register.php
   reg_submit.php

app/switches:
   add_switch.php
   add_switch_submit.php
   switch_info.php
   del_switch.php
   edit_switch.php
   update_switch_submit.php

app/users:
   add_switch.php
   change_pass.php
   change_pass_submit.php
   edit_switch.php
   edit_profile.php
   edit_profile_submit.php
   index.php
   log_off.php
   manage_switch.php
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
What does the application itself do?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
And if it's working, why would you want to convert it to Wordpress?
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projectsAuthor Commented:
More questions to my question?

What does it matter what it does or why I need it on wordpress? :)
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Ray PaseurCommented:
What does it matter what it does or why I need it on wordpress? :)
Good question!  The answer, of course, is because we want to try to help you and without some understanding of the "why and wherefore" we cannot really give you credible advice.

Think of it this way:  Your question goes something like, "What car should I get?"  We are asking, "How big is your family?  Do you want to travel long distances?  Do you race on the weekends?"

But it's only a 250 point question and must not matter very much among all of the 500 point questions in this Zone, so I'll have to leave it to my colleagues.  Best of luck with your project, ~Ray
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Our answers and suggestions may depend on your responses.  Jason is much better than I am at Wordpress but I personally would never suggest converting a good working application to Wordpress.  Wordpress has many problems of it's own and it has a specific way of doing things.  If your application works in a way that is not supported in Wordpress, then it may be difficult to convert it.

While you have made it clear before that you don't like the conversations and interaction, many experts don't want to guess at the possible answers to your questions.  Therefore they ask questions so they can understand what you want to do and what the requirements are.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
I don't care about the "why you want it on WordPress" but the "what it does" helps me to know what functions are covered internally or by plugins and what really has to be converted.

But if you don't want to give us the information, then the below are generic answers:

My question is, how could this be done?

By taking your existing code and comparing it to WordPress internal functionality as well as functionality that could be added via a plugin and deciding what to convert.  As we told you in your earlier question, you can use one page template or several or add code via functions and classes and make calls to it as needed.  The pros and cons of each method cannot be determined without more specific information and at this time are mainly limited to your skills as a programmer and ability/desire to learn how WordPress works.

Generally speaking, user registration/management and content management are easily handled by WordPress core.  Contact forms are a commonly added plugin.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
I personally would never suggest converting a good working application to Wordpress

Killjoy.
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projectsAuthor Commented:
Well, I guess there is one thing I should have added and that is that it's not a conversion, it's an addition so that we have have some parts of the app on WP while the rest of it is still stand alone.
There are MANY more pages to the app, but these are the only ones needed to add a small section into a wp CMS.

I don't think an analogy of needing a car is quite the same thing but either way, most of the responses have been asking more questions about the application, the needs, etc.

Why? Because some people feel it would be a good clean display for their own reasons.
I don't know how that comes into play when asking about templates but I'm sure some will come up with great reasons. This site seems to have a lot of good debaters LOL. It's easy to create hugely long debates but really, I'm only asking about templates.

My question wasn't why would I want to do this but asking about templates specifically.
I am asking if so many pages are usually put into single larger pages or one page or if many pages end up in many template pages as well?

The reason for asking is simply to have a better understanding of what the programmer is telling me. I think I found my own answer which is that yes, everything could be put into one big page but it would not be very efficient.

Most seem to agree that it is generally better to create multiple template pages, perhaps for individual sections of the app. It will end up being a fair number less of pages once it's all done.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Fair enough...

I think I found my own answer which is that yes, everything could be put into one big page but it would not be very efficient.

Again...it depends.  One page with a call to classes as needed isn't any different than multiple small pages and a heckuva lot easier to edit.  But it's a hair split in most cases.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you already have the Wordpress site, then it makes some sense to add your 'app' to it.  I read your initial question to mean that you didn't have the Wordpress site and you wanted to convert All of you app to a Wordpress application.  As for 'templates', that's a detail question that I wouldn't be able to answer without going thru the details that affect the design and conversion.  It is much easier for you to find answers to the use of templates since you know about both the app and the Wordpress site.
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projectsAuthor Commented:
I cannot award to anyone because no one has responded to my actual question about using templates.
I found out for myself what the pros and cons are of using one or many template pages.
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