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August 24, 2014 at 8:57 am #18088Joel
Is it possible to have widgets for the home page, not sidebar widgets.
I would like to have something like three columns with text and an image before the content of the home page.
ThanksAugust 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm #18142TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
At this time it’s not possible without some decent coding. I am brainstorming a new addon with more widget areas.
You could use the GP Hooks addon to add column shortcodes above the content, and use some PHP to place it on the homepage only – I can provide that code for you if you’d like.
Let me know.August 26, 2014 at 3:39 am #19240Joel
Yes that would be great if you could, thanksAugust 26, 2014 at 7:03 am #19305TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I would use a plugin like this: https://wordpress.org/plugins/lightweight-grid-columns/
Then set up a 3/4/whatever column grid inside GP Hooks wherever you want.
If you want them to show up on the homepage only, you would do something like this:
<?php if ( is_front_page() ) : ?> --- column shortcode in here with content <?php endif; ?>
Then you would check the “Execute PHP” checkbox.
Let me know if this helps or not.August 26, 2014 at 4:03 pm #19488Joel
I am sorry could you clarify where I place the grid code? Is this in the functions.php file?
Thanks againAugust 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm #19489Dee Broughton
Not in the files, Joel. Tom is talking about putting it in the GP Hooks addon. Do you have that one? Very useful.August 26, 2014 at 10:35 pm #19602TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Sorry about that, Joel.
Dee is right – I was talking about using the “GP Hooks” addon – it allows you to plug content into certain areas within the theme.
You could also use the “Page Header” addon, and simply add the shortcodes from the plugin I mentioned into the “Content” tab.August 31, 2014 at 10:59 am #22210TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperSeptember 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm #23475Joel
Almost, I did get the hooks plugin and placed the grid, etc in the after header box, but the images and text for the columns are not inside the box, which is the layout I am using.
I have created a child theme, btw.
Any suggestions for the css to get the columns shifted so they fit inside the box layout?
ThanksSeptember 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm #23597TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
<?php if ( is_front_page() ) : ?> <div class="grid-container grid-parent"> Content in here </div> <?php endif; ?>
If that doesn’t work, I’ll need to see the website so I can take a look at what’s missing 🙂
Thanks!September 9, 2014 at 2:54 am #26460Maxime
I would also like to create a home page similar to your demo page: Icon, Title, Paragraph and 3 colums.
Is there a simple way to do so ? Shortcodes… Or do you need to code ?
Thank you,September 9, 2014 at 10:31 am #26634Eric
This was very helpful. But I am definitely for having more widget area options! Working on moving a few sites over to WordPress and this Theme is awesome!September 9, 2014 at 1:51 pm #26787TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I used this plugin with the built-in FontAwesome icons that come with GP: https://wordpress.org/plugins/lightweight-grid-columns/
I’ll definitely begin creating a widget addon 🙂September 10, 2014 at 1:27 am #27066Andreas B.
it is also a good alternative: http://wordpress.org/plugins/bootstrap-panels/
I have tested it local, it work properly.
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