Embed WordPress Page into Another WordPress Website
The concept of having multiple websites based off of the same content but with slight changes to fit different niches is becoming more popular. Having smaller and more focused websites for specific topics can help users find what they are looking for faster, with more accurate results.
If you are looking to create a new WordPress website, you have a lot of options when it comes to the “skin’” or exterior appearance of the site. There are plenty of premium WordPress themes that you can choose from, each with a unique look and feel. While it’s great to choose a skin that is already well-designed and tested out by other users, you might find that it doesn’t perfectly fit your needs. If that’s the case, you have a couple of options. You can either develop a custom skin for the website (which will require a bit of programming knowledge) or, if you don’t want to go down that road, you can embed a WordPress page into another WordPress website.
Why Embed a WordPress Page into Another Website?
Choosing a pre-made skin for your WordPress website can be a quick and easy way to get up and running with a new online presence. However, if you are looking to tweak the design or layout of the site to better suit your own needs, embedding a WordPress page is the perfect solution. You can do this by copying and pasting the page’s content into the corresponding area of the embedded website. Each area is like an “iframe’,” which is a piece of code that allows other websites to easily embed content into their own pages. This makes it easy for users to browse through the content of one site within another.
In some instances, you might want to put the embedded page’s content at the top of the embedded website, with additional content below it. In other instances, you might want to hide the content within the embedded website until the user interacts with something on the page (like a form or an image). The options are endless, but the functionality is fairly similar.
An embedded page acts similarly to a normal WordPress page in regards to its content, meaning that you can put any type of content you want into it. However, since it’s embedded into another website, you have complete control over the design and functionality of the page. This means that you can make it look however you want, using any available WordPress theme to do so. You can also add any number of additional pages to the website using the same method.
How Do I Embed a WordPress Page into Another Website?
If you already have a WordPress website, all you need to do is copy and paste the page’s content into the corresponding area of the embedded website. Each area is like a “frame’” in a Facebook video, which is a piece of code that allows other websites to easily embed content into their own pages. Here’s a general guideline to follow:
- Go to Settings > Reading
- Click on the Publish button next to the Post you want to embed
- Copy and paste the content you just published
- Go back to Settings > Reading
- Select the Post you just pasted
- Click on Visual Editor
- Paste the content you copied from the previous site, up until the point where you see the blue border around the WordPress editor
- Click on Publish
Once you’ve followed those steps, you can always visit Dashboard > Readings > Embedded Posts on your embedded website to make sure everything is working as expected.
What If I Don’t Have a WordPress Website?
If you don’t have a WordPress website, you can’t embed one. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t add content to an existing website and use WordPress to do so. To start, you’ll need to purchase a WordPress website from a reputable company, as it’s almost impossible to install WordPress onto a server without spending at least $500+.
Once you have WordPress installed on your computer or server, you can start by creating a page with a form on it. Once the form is filled out, the user will be directed to a thank you page, which can also be installed onto a WordPress website.
The next step is to create a blog post based on the form’s content, using the same techniques you would for a WordPress website. Once you’ve got that blog post up, you can create a form around that content and use another WordPress website to host and display it.
WordPress allows for endless possibilities when it comes to building a fully functioning website, and it’s fairly easy for anyone to use. If you’re looking to add a new dimension to your site or just want to try something new, embedding a WordPress page is the perfect option.