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al_m473 says

why are there blog pages in HTML templates?

if not because they are being converted to Wordpress eventually, then I really don’t see why they are included. how do you use them in an HTML template? you don’t have the blog processing capability as you do in WP, how do you process the blog entries in an HTML template?.

is the Blog page basically a throw-away?

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organicbee says
why are there blog pages in HTML templates?

if not because they are being converted to Wordpress eventually, then I really don’t see why they are included. how do you use them in an HTML template? you don’t have the blog processing capability as you do in WP, how do you process the blog entries in an HTML template?.

is the Blog page basically a throw-away?

Al

blog pages are generally just for show basically, theres a lot of “other” cms that aren’t sold here on Themeforest that the templates get converted too or sometimes there converted to wp. If you want to manage a blog page with an html template you will have to edit the html every time you want to add a post or convert it to something

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jeffeatworld says

Some people like to turn themes into Wordpress themeselves, so from that perspective they have alot more choice buying a HTML template.

While I agree in principle, if you were just doing the occaisonal update theres no law against not using Wordpress, it really depends what your set up is.

I wouldn’t say it’s a throwaway page purely because of all the styling thats already there e.g. some folks like myself wouldn’t go and develop a wordpress theme but we will lay it out in a html format and let someone else come in and code it up should they want to.

In otherwords – any pages you add are worthwhile, it all adds value.

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ThemeBlvd says

Not everyone buys site templates to just have an HTML website. Many people are developers who are turning it into who knows what kind of CMS . WordPress isn’t the only thing out there.

I’ll give you a real life example… At my ad agency, we have a client that is this pretty well known trucking company in America. We do all of their branding, magazine ads, etc. However, when it came to their website, there was this big issue that maybe we weren’t as qualified as a another company in a different state that just makes website. This is other company was going to actually create a system from scratch for them that worked as a CMS and handled all of their customer tracking of packages and what not.

So, what ended up happening is one of our designers designed the site. I coded all the different types of pages they were going to need into HTML /CSS. I then sent them the package and they used that to turn it into what became the website. (Ha and yes one of the pages was a blog)

So basically, I made the HTML template for this other company in a similar manner that I would for Theme Forest. The point is an HTML template is not just an HTML template. It’s a blue print for whatever you want to turn it into, and there are all kinds of buyers out there buying the themes for all kinds of reasons.

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