Alternative To Genesis Promotion Box?

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  • #12856

    JamesPenn
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    Hi everyone,

    I’d like to add a promotion box to the end of each of my blog posts. I tried out Genesis Promotion Box today but it didn’t quite work out. For some reason I was unable to disable my social media sharing buttons in the box so these were shown at both the top and bottom of the box.

    Are there any alternative plug-ins I can use?

    Ideally I’ll be able to set a default box that goes on all pages, but perhaps be able to customize individual pages with different boxes.

    Any ideas?

    Here’s an example of what I want it to look like…

    http://www.problogger.net/archives/2013/01/17/double-your-blog-profits-in-2013/

    (See the Genesis promotion on the blog post above)

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

    James

    #12938

    Dorian Speed
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    With the caveat that this suggestion may prove completely useless:

    I think what I would do is just create a page template with a widgeted area after the content – so, create a file named page_promotion.php, with this as its content:
    [php]<?php
    /**
    * This file adds the Promotion template to the Child Theme.
    *
    */

    /*
    Template Name: Promotion
    */

    /** Add the promotion widget area */
    add_action( ‘genesis_loop’, ‘child_promotion_widget’ );
    function child_promotion_widget() {
    dynamic_sidebar( ‘promotion’ );
    }

    genesis();[/php]

    Register the sidebar ‘promotion’ in functions.php and use a Genesis Featured Widget Amplified to show the latest post in a category called “promotions” or something.

    I believe you could customize individual pages by using multiple instances of the Genesis FWA and excluding/including them.

    Like I said…possibly non-helpful.


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    #12942

    Dorian Speed
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    I have no idea why, but it’s showing on my screen as “child promotion_widget” and it should be “child_promotion_widget”.


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    #13002

    JamesPenn
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    Hi Dorian

    Thanks a lot for your suggestion. I should have mentioned that code – or anything technical for that matter – is pretty much beyond me but if I can’t find a suitable plug-in then I will hire a programmer to do it for me and I will pass on your advice to them.

    Thanks,

    James

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