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  • #504612
    horst

    dear GP-team,

    i am new to this theme, but after a trial period i recently bought the premium add-ons. great stuff. thanks. i am now trying to get to know this theme and how it works.

    i want to switch to the GP theme on a website i developed, and therefor need a special home-page layout.
    have a look: http://www.esskultur.at – this is the final state, i want to build with GP.

    layout now: featured post. underneath: recent posts in the left column, second/middle column shows posts with a special taxonomy (or a registered home-sidebar) and on the right side a sidebar.

    is there a way to to change the second column of your blog-layout via hooks, or is it better to write a new template for a child-theme? alternatively i could use content/sidebar/sidebar, but then i would need the featured post to be inserted over the first an second sidebar.

    but anyway perhaps a custom template is the way to go, because i want to show only sidebar on all the other archive pages.

    any help is appreciated! thanks, horst

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    #504708
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    Are you able to link us to what you currently have so far using GP?

    #504749
    horst

    hi leo, thanks for replying!
    i am sorry, though this is an online site, i am developing locally. thats why i tried to explain above, but perhaps it was a bit confusing.
    i built two layouts, one with content/sidebar/sidebar and another using featured post, two columns and a sidebar. so only halfway there, with both layouts.
    i could post screensshots, if it helps, or you tell me some other trick, to get this acomplished!
    thanks, best, horst

    #504907
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    is there a way to to change the second column of your blog-layout via hooks

    What would you like to change it to? Right now you either have it displaying posts in a column, or a sidebar, correct?

    #505009
    horst

    thanks tom,

    you are right.

    if i use the GP layout content/sidebar1/sidebar2 i would need a featured post to be displayed above first and second column.

    something like:
    featured post /sidebar2
    posts 2-x/sidebar1/sidebar2(continued)

    other option: i use GP layout posts in 2 columns (here i can display a featured post above) and only one sidebar, i would need the second column of posts to display a certain taxonomy.

    featured post (1) /sidebar
    posts 2-x/post column (special taxonomy)/sidebar (continued)

    i hope its clearer now, sorry for being perhaps confusing. it should work with a custom front-page template. if there is an easier way, i am happy to hear. (but i think, i will need help even with the custom front-page template)

    thanks a lot, horst

    #505371
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    I think you might need a custom page template for that.

    To show the second column as a different set of posts, you would need to set up a different loop.

    Perhaps look into using a plugin like WP Show Posts to display two separate lists of posts in two separate columns?

    #507317
    horst

    hi tom,

    its me again. thanks for your answer. i tried a little bit of css-tweaking with my first option:

    content (i.e. posts)/sidebar-left/sidebar-right

    .home article:first-child  { width: 180%}
    
    #left-sidebar {
    margin-top: 310px;
    }

    sofar it works somehow, the first post is wider and the sidebar-left starts after the post. problem: ideally the sidebar-left should start exactly after the featured (two columns wide) first post (which can have different heights, depending on paragraphs etc.)

    i am thankful for every tipp, before i start to set-up a custom homepage-template. if i can accomplish without, it would be better, of course.

    i could make a little graphic scheme, if it helps. its perhaps easier to understand, what i try to describe in words.

    thanks again for your help, horst

    #507524
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Do you have a link to what you’ve set up so far so I can check it out?

    Thanks!

    #507603
    horst

    hi tom,

    no, i am sorry, i am developing on my local machine. i only could send you the code, if this helps. (just tell me, where to send it)

    let me know. best, horst

    #508126
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Since it’s custom code, I would have to see the actual website I’m afraid.

    Any chance you can throw it up on a staging server?

    #508982
    horst

    ok tom, i try to do so. will take some time. but i come back 😉

    in the meanwhile: is there a hook after the first (featured) post, where i could hook in the sidebar?

    i made a simple layout-scheme, perhaps its easier to understand like that. i think not a tough thing to do, only if i knew how 😉 (if it works with wp-show posts pro-plugin, i am fine!)

    scheme

    thanks, horst

    #509188
    horst

    i just managed to create a second loop and insert it via hooks.

    problem: to achieve the layout as i tried to sketch above, my code should be hooked in right after

    <div id="content" class="site-content">

    but when i use the hook “inside-content-container” the code will bes inserted after

    <main id="main" class="site-main">

    this would be the most simple way to get the layout, i would like.

    thanks again, horst

    #509362
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You can try this hook: generate_inside_container

    add_action( 'generate_inside_container', 'tu_add_inside_container' );
    function tu_add_inside_container() {
    ?>
        Your code in here
    <?php
    }
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