custom page or post template with custom widget areas in body

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    I use Genesis Extender, and love the freedom it gives me to design a custom static homepage for any of my Genesis sites.

    I’m currently thinking through how to design a 5 page or so mini site, and I want all pages to be based on the same page template: right sidebar with a body area that is also widgetized in a way that I determine.

    Can someone please point me to a tutorial on how to do this? Brad Dalton – perhaps you?

    PS: The method doesn’t have to involve Genesis Extender, I mentioned that earlier only to describe what I’m after.



    You can actually do this pretty easily – once you decide what widget areas you want to use, you would just need to create a template that specifies the content/sidebar layout and calls the widget areas. It would be just like a home.php but with a different name, and you would select it from the template dropdown within the page editor.

    Here is a tutorial that explains in more detail:

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    Here’s 2 templates with widgets:

    You can remove the line of code which forces full width and removes the sidebar

    add_filter( ‘genesis_pre_get_option_site_layout’, ‘__genesis_return_full_width_content’ );

    Another option would be to use a front-page.php or home.php template as a page template from any theme.

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