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May 26, 2021 at 5:59 am #1798740Website Psychiatrist
I’m working on a new site build out and after the home page, all of the pages are basically laid out the same. I see this as a perfect opportunity use the new block-based theme builder functionality, instead of creating each page individually.
The problem is, I can’t quite wrap my head around how all of this stuff is supposed to play nicely together. I’ve gotten fairly adept at elements for headers, footers, and sidebars. I see the new “template” and “template parts” in the menu. I’m aware of layouts and the new dynamic data that GP has added and the new query functionality that Gutenberg has added.
All that said, I’m not even sure where to start. I’ve perused the documentation and support forum, but I’m not finding “Want to use block-based theme builder? Start HERE!” in the documentation. Maybe my search queries are too generic. I know some of this stuff is new. I’m guessing some things are getting superseded. And I assume definitely new ways of implementing things.
So maybe there is no official documentation yet? Or maybe I’m just stupid and missing the big red “X in the documentation.
Can you help a poor unfortunately soul find his way and open the door to the really cool new block-based theme builder functionality?
BillMay 26, 2021 at 9:08 am #1799227LeoStaffCustomer Support
I’ve listed out all the relevant info in this reply here:
Let me know if you need more info 🙂May 26, 2021 at 2:42 pm #1799470Website Psychiatrist
Thanks for the information. I’ve watched and read it all and I definitely feel like I have a better handle on the new things that can be done with elements.
Did I miss seeing information on template and template parts?
How do template and template parts fit on the grand scheme of things?May 27, 2021 at 8:27 am #1800475YingStaffCustomer Support
When you say template, do you mean the template from block element?
If so, I would say those templates offer an easy start, after choosing the template, you can modify the template style, add your own content, delete the parts that you don’t need.
If I miss anything, could you explain a bit more?
Let me know 🙂May 27, 2021 at 3:55 pm #1800819Website Psychiatrist
I see “template” and “template parts” in the left menu bar.
I assume that’s part of GeneratePress as it showed up when I upgraded to the latest version of GP Premium. (just to make sure I’m not completely crazy, I checked a site that’s not running GeneratePress and I don’t see these menu entries).
I’m assuming that this “template” and “template parts” is part of the block-based theme builder, or is it just a bizarre coincidence?
If it is part of GeneratePress, how do I use it?
If it’s not part of GeneratePress, <jedihandwave>Forget I asked it.</jedihandwave>
BillMay 29, 2021 at 10:50 am #1802896YingStaffCustomer Support
Thanks for the screenshot, those are not part of GP.
Not sure which plugin they belong to.June 9, 2021 at 11:40 am #1816608Frank
Templates and Template Parts belong to the Gutenberg plug-in.June 10, 2021 at 8:54 pm #1818126Website Psychiatrist
Ah. That would make sense. I’ve only installed the Gutenberg plugin on GeneratePress sites because I want to use the Navigation Menu block (which is not in the core yet) as my navigation in my header element. So every non-GeneratePress site I maintain is, by default, a non-Gutenberg plugin site also. That’s why everything was lining up the way I was seeing things.
Thanks for the insight!
For anybody else wanting to use GeneratePress’ block-based theme builder, I’ve been building out another site and have discovered other components that have been helpful: GenerateBlocks Pro’s Local Templates and Global Styles have really been helpful in my quest to build a completely block based website. If you aren’t running GBP (or didn’t realize it existed, like me) you owe it to yourself to get the other half of the puzzle and run GenerateBlocks Pro with your GeneratePress theme. You’ll thank me later.June 10, 2021 at 9:37 pm #1818150ElvinStaffCustomer Support
For anybody else wanting to use GeneratePress’ block-based theme builder, I’ve been building out another site and have discovered other components that have been helpful: GenerateBlocks Pro’s Local Templates and Global Styles have really been helpful in my quest to build a completely block based website. If you aren’t running GBP (or didn’t realize it existed, like me) you owe it to yourself to get the other half of the puzzle and run GenerateBlocks Pro with your GeneratePress theme. You’ll thank me later.
Yeah, people are missing out on not using GenerateBlocks and GB Pro. It works nicely with the theme and it’s lightweight.
And knowing of GP Premium’s 2.0 update, things get even better as we can use GenerateBlocks through Block Element – Content template to edit part of the theme’s template. 🙂
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