What platform was used to make the Muse-Themes.com Site?

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  1. Jonny C

    Jonny C New Member

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    I love the muse-themes.com site. Just out of curiosity, how was it built? did you use Muse? I know you guys are probably expert coders and the point of Muse is pretty much to use the least amount of code as possible. But I have two main problems that I want to fix on my sites that the muse-themes.com site does beautifully:

    - An optimal blogging platform
    - .html GONE!!!

    (also, https. But I know that's for another thread and unrelated)

    I would ideally use a WordPress platform but edit on Muse. I tried using Musexpress from Musegain, but I didn't have much success getting everything to work the way I wanted it to, plus it keeps the .php instead of .html. I also tried the mumblr widget, and it just didn't work out the way I wanted it to. Admittedly I have not yet tried article connect, but I did notice that particular preview does not have the .html attached to it. How??!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. DjHerold

    DjHerold Moderator Staff Member Advisory Group

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    Jonny, our site was a combination of hand coding and the use of the Shopify platform. The size and complexity of a subscription and sales platform just would be effective in Muse.
    Dj
     
  3. Steve Harris

    Steve Harris Museologist Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey Jonny,

    DJ is right, our site is built primarily on the Shopify platform, with tons of custom coded plugins, pages, etc. It's been quite a journey building a site that fits our needs, there's certainly nothing that would fit our setup right out of the box.

    Couple thoughts:
    – Blogging, always tough as I'm sure you've encountered. In a nutshell a true blog requires a database, with server-side capabilities. Muse however is simple static html builder, with everything running in the browser (client side). Aside from the widgets we / other vendors offer, you could potentially utilize another blogging system and point it to a subdomain on your current size. That's better from an SEO standpoint than doing some horrible iframe, although matching up styles could be tough. Example - core site www.musethemes.com, blog hosted on "blog.musethemes.com" and powered by another platform.

    – Hide html extension, this is typically done by editing a file on your hosting server called the ".htaccess" file. It's kind of techy to do, but there are a few guides around the web that explain what that file is and how to modify it. I did a quick google and posts like this might be the ticket: http://alexcican.com/post/how-to-remove-php-html-htm-extensions-with-htaccess/

    (maybe we'll do a blog post on removing the html extension!)

    Hope this helps.
    Cheers
    SH
     

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