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January 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm #261436Scott
I’m new to this – been working with WP sites for a while but I am not a coder. I want to make my static home page look less like a blog page, with the big text box in the body – probably break that up into widgets or something. Does GP support this? I’m having a hard time finding it. Thanks!January 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm #261442LeoStaffCustomer Support
Welcome to GP!
First let’s make sure your home page is not actually the blog page: Head to Dashboard > Settings > Reading and make sure a static page and a front page of your choice is selected.
As for breaking the page up, GP’s Sections feature should be helpful. More info here: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/sections-overview/
If you can find an example of what you are looking for, we can likely help you achieve similar look 🙂
Let us know.January 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm #261455Scott
Ah, that’s what I was looking for. I just added a couple sections, but I’m not sure how to get them to a) show up, and b) end up where I want them. 🙂 Help? I basically wanna have the sidebars like on our other pages, but add some other content in the middle.January 6, 2017 at 9:10 pm #261458LeoStaffCustomer Support
The sections you’ve added should show up automatically once you add some contents in each section.
By default, sidebars won’t show on section pages. This is because sections are typically supposed to take up the whole container (whether full width or contained).
If you need to use sections and a sidebar, this might help: https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/sections-add-on/page/2/#post-153836
Using filters: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/using-filters/
Let me know.January 6, 2017 at 9:13 pm #261459Scott
Ah. What I’m really trying to achieve is more of a web page look – not one wide section, but multiple narrower ones. Is that doable?Think pinterest but with varying widths…January 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm #261460LeoStaffCustomer Support
Columns are easy. Checkout this plugin: https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/lightweight-grid-columns/
Columns with varying widths would be much more difficult I think. I don’t think they can be very mobile/tablet responsive either. If you can find a good example, we can definitely have a look.January 6, 2017 at 10:21 pm #261473TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
A page builder might help as well, here’s an incredibly in depth review of most of the page builders available by a very well respected WP developer: https://pippinsplugins.com/wordpress-page-builder-plugins-critical-review/
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