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August 4, 2022 at 11:58 am #2303572overseer
I’m creating a blog and I’d like to know if it was possible to create a template for something similar to a ‘product profile directory’. How I’m thinking it would work is visitors that are reading an article I’ve written about a product, they would see a small profile above the sidebar about that product and an affiliate link that they can click on to purchase it. I’ve attached a link below:
The product profile I’m referring to is the section that says “Game Profile”. The directory part would be by clicking on the game title that leads to articles related to the product. How would I go about creating this? Thank you to everyone in advance for their responses.August 4, 2022 at 5:41 pm #2303747Fernando Customer Support
You can create a Block Element, and in the block element, use GB Headline Blocks to retrieve dynamic data from the Post/Product.
You can also create custom fields for your posts/products, and then retrieve them through the Headline Block.
A popular plugin used to add custom field is ACF: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/getting-started-with-acf/
So for instance, you add a custom text field to your post/product like Publisher, then you can retrieve it through a GenerateBlocks Headline block’s dynamic data feature: https://docs.generateblocks.com/article/headline-overview/#dynamic-dataAugust 4, 2022 at 6:44 pm #2303760overseer
Okay awesome, I’ll test out ACF and see how that works. Regarding the directory portion, how would I go about creating that? Here’s an example of what I mean, using the same example of Two Point Campus from the previous comment:
It doesn’t have to be a header as large, but something similar, where an overview, reviews and more are laid out for the visitor to click on.August 4, 2022 at 8:31 pm #2303791Fernando Customer Support
I’m not sure if creating a global set of sub pages would be possible in WordPress, but if it is, you’ll most likely need custom code or a third party plugin for that.
It might be good to ask in our GP Community for suggestions on which plugin has such a feature: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113359788719597August 5, 2022 at 10:09 am #2304557overseer
Okay, I’ll check out the group and ask around. Lastly, I just downloaded ACF, but how do I integrate the custom fields into Generateblocks?August 5, 2022 at 11:28 am #2304606YingStaffCustomer Support
As Fernando replied here: https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/creating-a-product-profile-directory/#post-2303747
You can use a Headline block from the GenerateBlocks plugin to fetch the custom field.
If the custom field is added to the post, you can choose
post metaas the content source, then enter the
custom field namein the Post meta field.August 6, 2022 at 2:23 pm #2305370overseer
Awesome, thank you for all the help everyone. It’s only been a few weeks since I’ve had GP Pro and the experience is already top tier!August 8, 2022 at 8:35 am #2307005YingStaffCustomer Support
You are welcome and we are very glad to hear that 🙂
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