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Convert existing WordPress theme to a Sage theme

#1

I have an existing regular WordPress theme that I want to convert to a Sage theme, but I can’t find any tutorials or information on this subject.

I have already migrated the site to Bedrock and everything is working fine, thanks to this tutorial.

What is the best way to do this? Thanks.

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#2

Can you expand on why you want to convert your existing theme to a Sage-based theme? As you’ve seen, normal WordPress themes work fine with Bedrock.

Moving an existing theme to a Sage theme is probably going to depend a lot on what your original theme is like, how it does things, etc. If I were in that position, I’d probably start with a fresh Sage install, then just start moving over functionality from my previous theme until I’d replicated it. Unless you intended to be doing a lot of work on the theme on an ongoing basis, I’m not sure if it would be worth the trouble.

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#3

I want to convert it because I like the workflow of Sage and the benefits it has, but maybe it’s a bit overkill to convert it. The theme is already done, there is not going to be a lot of work…so you are probably right about it not being worth the trouble.

Maybe someone has a theme that is half-done and needs some guidance on how to convert it to Sage. A guide would be great. Things I can think of:

  • Changing template names to .blade?
  • Removing PHP logic in old templates to Sober controllers?
  • Changing WP includes to Blade includes?

No sure if there is more.

Thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

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