[Resolved] Recommendation for achieving full width page sections

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  • #1388465
    Pat

    Hello,
    I have been trying to transition from using the Classic Editor to Blocks (Gutenberg) with limited success. In the past, I have made extensive use of Sections and Lightweight Grid Columns to achieve really nice & flexible full-width content sections. I read this morning on GitHub that LGC will no longer be supported 🙁 AND I read that sections are being phased out as well in favour of a new block editor tool. I understand the logic here BUT I’m working on a project currently that requires full width sections and it doesn’t appear that I can achieve this with the Block editor and the new GenerateBlocks plugin…it doesn’t allow inner containers to break out of the outer container width (unlike sections).

    I know I can technically still use sections to achieve the desired layout, but I can’t use GenerateBlocks with sections, sections is reportedly about to be retired, AND I’m reluctant to keep using LGC given it’s no longer supported.

    I LOVE GeneratePress – it’s awesome, but these gaps are concerning.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    pk

    #1388579
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    GenerateBlocks is definitely the way to go.

    You will need to make sure to activate Set Full Width Content setting:
    https://docs.generateblocks.com/article/container-overview/

    #1388645
    Pat

    I think I figured out a way to do this. For anyone else reading this & interested in achieving full-width blocks without using sections AND the ability to create mobile-responsive grid columns of varying widths:
    – Install GenerateBlocks (https://wordpress.org/plugins/generateblocks/)
    – Use the block (Gutenberg) editor
    – Add a GenerateBlocks Container block that contains ALL other blocks for the page
    – Toggle on “Make page full-width”
    – Add more GenerateBlock containers nested within the outer container, and use the Layout settings to control the Container width and the Inner Container width. A bit of a learning curve but this seems to work.

    I’m still interested in knowing the fate of LGC & Sections. If a future WordPress update borks either of them, will GP be implementing a patch of some sort – or will developers need to rebuild broken pages & elements?
    Thanks,
    pk

    #1388646
    Pat

    Thanks Leo; I think I was responding at the same time you were.
    pk

    #1388690
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Glad you’ve figured out 🙂

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