{"__v":19,"_id":"5734a9952a48a90e0078e5ef","category":{"__v":1,"_id":"569d55acec29360d00f6679c","pages":["569d55adec29360d00f6679e"],"project":"569d55abec29360d00f66798","version":"569d55acec29360d00f6679b","sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2016-01-18T21:14:20.939Z","from_sync":false,"order":0,"slug":"documentation","title":"Converter Functionality"},"parentDoc":null,"project":"569d55abec29360d00f66798","user":"569d557c0306a10d00ce996e","version":{"__v":17,"_id":"569d55acec29360d00f6679b","project":"569d55abec29360d00f66798","createdAt":"2016-01-18T21:14:20.374Z","releaseDate":"2016-01-18T21:14:20.374Z","categories":["569d55acec29360d00f6679c","569d58cc0306a10d00ce9971","569d5c37ec29360d00f667a7","569ec89aebbadc0d0079bf71","569eccaa4a5c8b0d00744b3c","569eccbeffccd10d00a05cac","569ecd0f2d320817003b80d3","569ed216fbee990d0072d990","56b35bfb53da320d00c29716","56c1dc3d47394f0d00e227e8","570b98171e91d4220012acd8","570b9fa85f7a88340019f9f7","570e1ac1132c6d2b0000ab0b","570f5f72d6c6f00e00b98782","570f701ad6c6f00e00b98795","570f80fbb85a841900aa9505","5734a9642a48a90e0078e5ed"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":false,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"1.0.0","version":"1.0"},"updates":[],"createdAt":"2016-05-12T16:04:37.032Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":7,"body":"##Minimum requirements\n- Your zip file will need to contain at least one HTML file.\n\n- If your zip file contains multiple HTML files, you will need to make sure your front-page is named as **index.html.\n\n- You cannot have server side code (like PHP or Java) in your files. More about it [here](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-can-i-convert-a-php-java-asp-etc-files-)\n\n##Maximum website size\nThe maximum folder upload size is 200mb - if the folder is bigger an error will occur. Please remove images or other assets that are not needed. If you need to upload a bigger website please contact <a href=\"mailto:support:::at:::htmltowordpress.io\">[email protected]</a>.\n\n##Supported tools & frameworks \nYou can create your website with any tool or framework you're the most comfortable with. It doesn't matter how you create the website as long as the output is HTML and you adhere to our [minimum requirements](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-minimum-requirements).\n\n###Tools\nYou can use **any** visual website editors such as Webflow, Muse, Dreamviewer, Macaw, Bloc etc.\n\n###Frameworks\nYou can develop your website with **any** front-end framework such as Twitter Bootstrap or Zurb Foundation. Single page app frameworks such as Angular.js or Ember.js will not work.\n\n###By hand\nOr if you like to code your front-end (HTML, JavaScript & CSS) the good ol' way by hand without any frameworks or tools, this works as well.\n\n##Can I convert a PHP/Java/ASP etc. files?\nUnfortunately you can only convert HTML files and any server side scripting files such as PHP or Java files will be removed during the conversion. However if you are able to retrieve the website in HTML file format you can convert it like any other website. Please contact <a href=\"mailto:[email protected]\">[email protected]</a> if you need help with this.\n\n##Will the content be editable?\nOnce you convert a website with us, the theme will be shipped with a plugin we've developed called Simple Live Editor, which will allow you to edit your content live from the WordPress customize view - making content management fast and easy. Just navigate to the Customize view and start editing, here's a [quick tutorial](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/docs/how-to-edit-content).\n\n##How to zip a website?\nTo compress you website into a zip file:\n\n- If you're on a Mac by right clicking your website and selecting “compress”.\n- If you're on windows try <a href=\"http://www.winzip.com/mac/en/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\">Winzip</a>. \n- If you’re on Ubuntu here’s a <a href=\"https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression\" target=\"_blank\">guide</a>. \n\n##Conversion didn't work?\nIf the theme wasn't converted at all, check out our [minimum requirements](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-minimum-requirements) and the [website size limit](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-maximum-website-size).\n\nIf the conversion went through but the theme doesn't look as it should:\n- Open the HTML files locally and make sure everything works correctly before the conversion.\n- For best results make sure your HTML is <a href=\"https://validator.w3.org/\" target=\"_blank\">valid</a>.\n- If the problem persists contact <a href=\"mailto:[email protected]\">[email protected]</a> and we'll improve the conversion process.\n\n## How do I install a theme?\nThe themes we provide are standard WordPress themes that can be installed <a href=\"https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Using_Themes\" target=\"_blank\">as described in the official documentation</a>.\n\n##Can I edit theme files?\nYes - it is a standard WordPress theme and you can develop it as you would otherwise.\n\n##Privacy and copyrights\nYou retain all copyrights and privacy to your assets. We keep your assets on our servers for 2 weeks for debugging purposes after which they are destroyed completely.\n\nYou are allowed to sell your theme or do what ever you like with it since it's 100% yours.\n\n##Problems with your theme?\nAfter installing the theme on your server, your server setup might cause some issues with the theme. Here is some minimum requirements for your server to avoid common errors:\n\n- Minimum recommended PHP version for your server is 5.4 and any lower versions might cause various error messages.\n- Make sure your wp-content folder and it's contents are readable and writable by your web server, so that you will be able to install plugins through the WordPress dashboard and edit the templates with Simple Live Editor.\n- In addition, if you are relying on hardcoded relative asset urls in your javascript or css files, you'll need to make sure that your .htaccess file is writable by WordPress and you have enabled url rewrites on your server.\n- There should **not** be an index.html file in your WordPress installation folder as this might cause the theme customizer view not to load.\n- If you are still experiencing issues be sure to <a href=\"https://codex.wordpress.org/Debugging_in_WordPress#Example_wp-config.php_for_Debugging\" target=\"_blank\">enable debug logging in WordPress</a> and contact <a href=\"mailto:[email protected]tmltowordpress.io\">[email protected]</a> with the debug logging details.\n\n##Couldn't find an answer?\nIf you couldn't find an answer to your question from the documentation please contact <a href=\"mailto:[email protected]\">[email protected]</a> and we'll be happy to help you.\n\n##Notes About The Converter\n###Theme name\nThe name of the zip file you used for the conversion will be used as the theme name.\n\n###Links\nInternal link elements that point to different html-pages will be automatically converted to point to the corresponding WordPress pages. Any other links will behave exactly the same as before the conversion.\n\n###WordPress and plugin stylesheets/scripts\nAll the WordPress stylesheets and javascript files used by WordPress and by the plugins will be appended to head and body elements accordingly.\n\n###Asset path referencing\nIf you include any other files than HTML-files in the conversion (e.g. images, videos, CSS, JavaScript) these will be located in the theme folder with a path relative to the files' original path and we'll make sure that any references made to them will work automagically out of the box.\n\n##Using carousels\nThe recommended way to create editable image carousels is by <a href=\"https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/create-a-widget-area\" target=\"_blank\">widgets</a> or by loading images via HTML (with img-tags) instead of hardcoded urls in CSS or javascript. This way the images are referenced correctly and will be editable through the Customize view after the conversion. One of the javascript libraries that support loading the images via HTML is Owl Carousel.\n\n### Owl Carousel\nThe <a href=\"http://www.owlcarousel.owlgraphic.com/\" target=\"_blank\">Owl Carousel</a> is one of the JavaScript based carousel libraries which enable you to create an image slider in your theme. All you need to do is add the images in your HTML as shown in the example below and they will be editable after the conversion. Be sure to also load the Owl Carousel files in your HTML and initialize the carousel in JavaScript for the carousel functionality to work as intended.\n\n## Open source resources\nWe are proud supporters of the Open-source community. 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Frequently Asked Questions

<a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-minimum-requirements">Conversion Minimum Requirements</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-maximum-website-size">Maximum Website Size</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-supported-tools-frameworks">Supported Tools & Frameworks</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-can-i-convert-a-php-java-asp-etc-files-">Can I Convert PHP/Java/ASP .etc files?</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-will-the-content-be-editable-">Will The Content Be Editable?</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-conversion-didn-t-work-">Conversion Didn't Work?</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-how-do-i-install-a-theme-">How Do I Install a Theme?</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-can-i-edit-theme-files-">Can I Edit Theme Files?</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-privacy-and-copyrights">Privacy and Copyrights</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-problems-with-your-theme-">Problems With Your Theme?</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-couldn-t-find-an-answer-">Couldn't Find an Answer?</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-couldn-t-find-an-answer-">Notes About The Converter</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-using-carousels">Using Carousels</a> <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-open-source-resources">Our Open Source Resources</a>

##Minimum requirements - Your zip file will need to contain at least one HTML file. - If your zip file contains multiple HTML files, you will need to make sure your front-page is named as **index.html. - You cannot have server side code (like PHP or Java) in your files. More about it [here](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-can-i-convert-a-php-java-asp-etc-files-) ##Maximum website size The maximum folder upload size is 200mb - if the folder is bigger an error will occur. Please remove images or other assets that are not needed. If you need to upload a bigger website please contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>. ##Supported tools & frameworks You can create your website with any tool or framework you're the most comfortable with. It doesn't matter how you create the website as long as the output is HTML and you adhere to our [minimum requirements](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-minimum-requirements). ###Tools You can use **any** visual website editors such as Webflow, Muse, Dreamviewer, Macaw, Bloc etc. ###Frameworks You can develop your website with **any** front-end framework such as Twitter Bootstrap or Zurb Foundation. Single page app frameworks such as Angular.js or Ember.js will not work. ###By hand Or if you like to code your front-end (HTML, JavaScript & CSS) the good ol' way by hand without any frameworks or tools, this works as well. ##Can I convert a PHP/Java/ASP etc. files? Unfortunately you can only convert HTML files and any server side scripting files such as PHP or Java files will be removed during the conversion. However if you are able to retrieve the website in HTML file format you can convert it like any other website. Please contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> if you need help with this. ##Will the content be editable? Once you convert a website with us, the theme will be shipped with a plugin we've developed called Simple Live Editor, which will allow you to edit your content live from the WordPress customize view - making content management fast and easy. Just navigate to the Customize view and start editing, here's a [quick tutorial](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/docs/how-to-edit-content). ##How to zip a website? To compress you website into a zip file: - If you're on a Mac by right clicking your website and selecting “compress”. - If you're on windows try <a href="http://www.winzip.com/mac/en/index.htm" target="_blank">Winzip</a>. - If you’re on Ubuntu here’s a <a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression" target="_blank">guide</a>. ##Conversion didn't work? If the theme wasn't converted at all, check out our [minimum requirements](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-minimum-requirements) and the [website size limit](https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/faq#section-maximum-website-size). If the conversion went through but the theme doesn't look as it should: - Open the HTML files locally and make sure everything works correctly before the conversion. - For best results make sure your HTML is <a href="https://validator.w3.org/" target="_blank">valid</a>. - If the problem persists contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> and we'll improve the conversion process. ## How do I install a theme? The themes we provide are standard WordPress themes that can be installed <a href="https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Using_Themes" target="_blank">as described in the official documentation</a>. ##Can I edit theme files? Yes - it is a standard WordPress theme and you can develop it as you would otherwise. ##Privacy and copyrights You retain all copyrights and privacy to your assets. We keep your assets on our servers for 2 weeks for debugging purposes after which they are destroyed completely. You are allowed to sell your theme or do what ever you like with it since it's 100% yours. ##Problems with your theme? After installing the theme on your server, your server setup might cause some issues with the theme. Here is some minimum requirements for your server to avoid common errors: - Minimum recommended PHP version for your server is 5.4 and any lower versions might cause various error messages. - Make sure your wp-content folder and it's contents are readable and writable by your web server, so that you will be able to install plugins through the WordPress dashboard and edit the templates with Simple Live Editor. - In addition, if you are relying on hardcoded relative asset urls in your javascript or css files, you'll need to make sure that your .htaccess file is writable by WordPress and you have enabled url rewrites on your server. - There should **not** be an index.html file in your WordPress installation folder as this might cause the theme customizer view not to load. - If you are still experiencing issues be sure to <a href="https://codex.wordpress.org/Debugging_in_WordPress#Example_wp-config.php_for_Debugging" target="_blank">enable debug logging in WordPress</a> and contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> with the debug logging details. ##Couldn't find an answer? If you couldn't find an answer to your question from the documentation please contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> and we'll be happy to help you. ##Notes About The Converter ###Theme name The name of the zip file you used for the conversion will be used as the theme name. ###Links Internal link elements that point to different html-pages will be automatically converted to point to the corresponding WordPress pages. Any other links will behave exactly the same as before the conversion. ###WordPress and plugin stylesheets/scripts All the WordPress stylesheets and javascript files used by WordPress and by the plugins will be appended to head and body elements accordingly. ###Asset path referencing If you include any other files than HTML-files in the conversion (e.g. images, videos, CSS, JavaScript) these will be located in the theme folder with a path relative to the files' original path and we'll make sure that any references made to them will work automagically out of the box. ##Using carousels The recommended way to create editable image carousels is by <a href="https://html-to-wordpress.readme.io/v1.0/docs/create-a-widget-area" target="_blank">widgets</a> or by loading images via HTML (with img-tags) instead of hardcoded urls in CSS or javascript. This way the images are referenced correctly and will be editable through the Customize view after the conversion. One of the javascript libraries that support loading the images via HTML is Owl Carousel. ### Owl Carousel The <a href="http://www.owlcarousel.owlgraphic.com/" target="_blank">Owl Carousel</a> is one of the JavaScript based carousel libraries which enable you to create an image slider in your theme. All you need to do is add the images in your HTML as shown in the example below and they will be editable after the conversion. Be sure to also load the Owl Carousel files in your HTML and initialize the carousel in JavaScript for the carousel functionality to work as intended. ## Open source resources We are proud supporters of the Open-source community. Check out <a href="https://github.com/html2wp/" target="_blank">all our Open-source resources in Github</a>, which include: ### Simple WordPress starter theme All the themes generated with htmltowordpress.io consist of your original assets and html converted to php format which are merged with the Simple WordPress Starter Theme. <a href="https://github.com/html2wp/simple-wp-starter-theme" target="_blank">https://github.com/html2wp/simple-wp-starter-theme</a> ### Simple Live Editor The Simple Live Editor plugin provides the easy live editing capability in the Customize view. <a href="https://github.com/html2wp/simple-live-editor" target="_blank">https://github.com/html2wp/simple-live-editor</a>