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: http://journalxtra.com/easyguides/how-to-create-genesis-page-template-widgets/
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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