Executive Theme widgets not appearing on home page

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  • #45962

    klipklopp
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    Hello,

    I am using the Genesis theme and the Executive child theme on my site:

    http://www.westminstertechav.com

    I have an image slider from Soliloquy Lite set up on my home page and I am trying to add content to the Home Top, Home Middle and Footer areas using the Black Studio Tiny MCE widget. The only thing showing up on my homepage currently is the image slider and I have no idea why.

    Can anyone offer a suggestion or place to look to get help?

    Thanks!

    Ted

    #45966

    braddalton
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    Please link to your site. The link does not work. thanks


    #45967

    klipklopp
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    My apologies – I am working on two different sites and combined the URLS – the site with the problem is at:

    http://www.westminsterav.com

    Thanks!

    Ted

    #45972

    braddalton
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    It might be a plugin conflict.

    Try deactivating your plugins and then populate all the home page widgets to see what happens.


    #45976

    klipklopp
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    Ok – I deactivated all plugins – then added Soliloquy -no problem, Black Studio Tiny MCE – no problem  - Display widgets – can’t tell if there is a problem because I can’t get the slider to show up on the front page now…

    I have “front page” checked in the options for this widget on the Home-Slider and I have selected the “Show on checked” option – but the slider doesn’t show whether I add it with a standard text widget or the Black Studio Tiny MCE widget.

    I am simply adding this code to the Tex/MCE widget : [soliloquy id="73"]

    I think I am getting in the right direction – but need a bit more help please!

    Thanks!

    #45977

    klipklopp
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    Wait – I got it! Thanks for getting me headed in the right direction Brad!

    #45980

    braddalton
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    Sounds like Display Widgets was the problem?


    #45982

    klipklopp
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    No – I just didn’t need to check anything since the widget I was working in only displays on the home page. :)

    BTW – separate question and I can do a different post if needed. Any idea if there is a way in Executive theme to use the Home Top area and have one widget cover the entire width of the home page instead of one third of it? It is designed to have three separate columns which would be nice to be able to over ride.

    #45986

    braddalton
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    Yes you could easily hook in a custom home page widget and change the hook position to exactly where you want it to output your full width content on then home page.

    You can then remove the code for the 3 widgets from your home.php file and functions.php file or simply not use them.

    Code not displaying? Grab it on Github.

    Please copy the code from the view raw link and paste it at the end of your child themes functions.php file using a code editor.


    #45990

    klipklopp
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    Hi Brad,

    Forgive me – I am new to WordPress and unfamilar with hook positions. I am also a bit unfamilar with editing of the functions.php file. I have editted CSS files before and am somewhat familar with that language…

    I am on a MAC, can you suggest a good code editor? Would I simply then post the above code in the functions.php file? And then when I place something in the Home Top Widget area it will span the entire width of the web frame? How can I adjust the padding to make the text margins line up with the rest of the page?

    Sorry for all the questions – as I said I am learning as I go hear. Any help you can provide is much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    #46036

    braddalton
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    Not sure about Mac but i know people who use Transmit for FTP.

    Try downloading Text Mate http://macromates.com/

    I suggest you download your child themes functions.php and add the code i supplied to the end of the file.

    Genesis includes dozens of hooks what are already included in the core template files.

    You can use these hooks in your child theme to hook in content to a specific position in your theme without needing to edit the sore template files.


    #46757

    klipklopp
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    Hi Brad,

    I added the code you provided and found the Custom Home Page Widget, but it is appear before the Home Page Slider instead of after. What do I need to do to have it appear right below the home page slider?

    Thanks a bunch!

    http://www.westminsterav.com

    Ted

    #46768

    braddalton
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    #46771

    klipklopp
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    Hi Brad,

    I tried a few different hook positions and I am finding that choosing “genesis_before_loop” puts the custom home widget above the slider. Choosing the next hook position – “genesis_loop” puts it below the slider – and the three columns. I am trying to get the custom home widget in between those two areas. What else should I try?

    Thanks!

    Ted

    #46777

    braddalton
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    Maybe change the slider code so its higher in the file.


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