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jaytee253 says

Hi, I’m fairly new to coding. I want to purchase a HTML Template but I don’t know how to make it into a website. What are the steps to creating a website without using Wordpress?

Can I upload the HTML code into blogger? I am already familiar with blogger.

Can anyone please let me know how to use the template. Thank you!

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charlie4282 says

Blogger templates can incorporate HMTL but from here it will need to come from the dedicated listings: http://themeforest.net/category/blogging/blogger

Each file from any category comes with documentation outlining how it is put together, some of the features and some instructions on modifying part s of it. this documentation is NOT a tutorial on editing code.

Are you sure there is not a WP version of the file you like? Maybe the author is planning on making one?

The author may (it is NOT obligatory so do not assume it) be able to point you in the right direction with stuff but again please be aware that buyers here are purchasing a working a sis template not a tutorial in web design and while site templates on here are relatively easy to modify if you understand a little about how HMTL/CSS works there an assumption of some form of knowledge before purchase. Otherwise you could always hire a freelancer to help you.

Good luck with your project

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jaytee253 says

Thanks for replying but with that being said,

Where or how do I implement the HTML template? Is there a website like blogger/wordpress where I just upload the template?

Basically, what do I do after I download the HTML template to make a website?

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charlie4282 says

You need to modify the content i.e. HMTL pages, images, any CSS or JS you need to alter then upload it using FTP to your own hosted domain. There is not really the equivalent of Wordpress/blogger etc but there are some very cheap or even free sites to get domains and hosting.

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jaytee253 says

Ok I think I get it now;

But how do I edit/modify the content? Is there a program I should use or can I just use TextEdit on my Macbook?

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threeofspades says

Hello, I’m in the same boat. Was there any answer to this?

Do you use something like Dreamweaver to edit the content?

Any help to put me in the right direction is appreciated!

Is there a tutorial somewhere or steps?? ie) 1. Purchase and Download html template files 2. Open, edit and save in HTML editor (Dreamweaver) 3. Create X, Y pages 4. Upload via FTP client etc etc

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charlie4282 says

You don’t need Dreamweaver only Notepad or one of the countless free HTML editors online. Open HTML files in those – edit the copy. Open image files in image editor change those and either save using the same file name or update the image path in the HTML to anew name and just drop ALL files in the template into your host root directory.

If that daunts you or makes no sense hire a freelancer to help you as long term it will save you time and money and stress

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threeofspades says

This makes sense thank you so much!

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woodkern says

I’m frustrated already and I haven’t even bought a template. The advice to hire a freelancer is a cop out. Charlie4282 asked if he could use Dreamweaver. Unified never answered, saying simply you don’t need Dreamweaver, you could use notepad, or hire a freelancer. There are hundreds of comments from people who don’t understand how to work with the templates. This is like an echo chamber that is NOT helping Envato expand the marketplace for its otherwise very appealing products. I use Dreamweaver myself because I can produce a website without knowing any coding at all. But I can’t figure out what products templates will work in this software or not. I’d suggest that Envato devote some time to developing a Q&A section addressing the unknowns facing the non-technical consumers out here and I’m certain it would be time well spent. How about a glossary of terms? What the heck is parallax? Retina ready and why should we care? Which kinds of templates require what kind of editing software? As is, the burden falls on every author to deal with all the dumb questions from we, the unskilled, who simply want to produce a stylish, functional website.

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Gozmafy says

Yeah, so sad that there is soo little real help available on this “very basic topic” To make more sense of @Charlie4282, see this helpful page too http://www.ehow.com/how_8490631_upload-html-theme-themeforest.html

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