Migrating this site from some static HTML to WordPress has taken a couple of days. There were only a couple of issues that needed a bit of digging around:
1. I wanted to add a search box to the header, so followed the instructions about creating a search page, but though it mentioned the
searchform.php, I didn’t have a template for that. This is the one that worked:
<form id="searchform" method="get" action="<?php bloginfo('home'); ?>"> <div class="search_form"> <p><input class="search" type="text" name="s" id="s" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>"/> <input class="submit" type="submit" value="Search" /> </p> </div> </form>
2. The other thing was dynamic menu highlighting. Easy to do in static HTML, but I didn’t know how to in WordPress. Luckily the Codex tells all.