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August 5, 2020 at 9:22 am #1388465Pat
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.
pkAugust 5, 2020 at 11:22 am #1388579LeoStaffCustomer Support
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/August 5, 2020 at 12:12 pm #1388645Pat
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?
pkAugust 5, 2020 at 12:14 pm #1388646Pat
Thanks Leo; I think I was responding at the same time you were.
pkAugust 5, 2020 at 1:07 pm #1388690
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