Change homepage layout in Elle

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  • #13158

    jmek66
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    Does anyone know how to change the home page in the Elle child theme of Genesis to a two-column layout (as is used in the rest of the theme’s layouts)? The theme has options for setting a default layout and customizing the layout for every other page, but the home page remains with wide content / narrow sidebar / wide sidebar no matter what you choose, even for the default layout. Do I have to go into the CSS or PHP?

    This is for a friend’s writing group website, which was originally created by a “cheap” designer who then disappeared. So we don’t have access to the full Elle documentation or official support; the missing designer took all of those passwords with her.

    #13165

    Alirat
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    Is the Elle theme a community theme?  You can gain access to StudioPress support  by buying a Genesis licence, but I am not sure how to go about getting support for the child theme except by contacting the author.  Usually there are no special instructions as the Genesis framework follows a pattern so it is easy to apply the principles across all themes.  I would suggest a) getting a licence, or b) getting a new developer to assist. The first option is probably the least expensive.

    #13166

    jmek66
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    Elle is a marketplace theme.

    The writing group already spent their budget, so  they can’t really buy another license. I’m just trying to help them keep from getting ripped off by an unscrupulous developer. If we can’t get an answer on this, they’ll either have to live with a theme they don’t like (bad press all around) or go to another, non-Genesis theme.

    #13168

    Alirat
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    Sorry, but I thought $45 would be not a lot of money to pay to get support. Their choice of course, but getting a free theme has it’s own set of problems.  And sorry they got ripped off, not a happy situation and one I have seen occurring too frequently.

    #13175

    Anita
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    The Developer of the Elle theme has her own support – http://demos.northbounddesign.com/elle/support. In the home.php, you can edit the layout. Look at Line 5 and you can change it there. Keep in mind you will still need to change some of the CSS, etc.


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    #13176

    Anita
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    P.S. The Elle theme was a bit of beast with the home page and how it was set up. I actually used it for a while. Feel free to email me by going to my website.


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    #13185

    jmek66
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    Thank you so much, anitac! That’s exactly the kind of pointer I was hoping to get.  If I can’t figure it out from here, I will definitely contact you.

     

     

    #13186

    Anita
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    Glad to help. I’ll keep an eye out for any emails.


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