How to Use the Genesis Grid Loop on Home Page of Lifestyle Theme

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  • #2308

    Kim Turcotte
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    I am looking to use the grid loop on the home page of the Lifestyle theme for the layout of content from different departments on my site, but if I change the home.php to the one listed in this tutorial, then I will lose the ability to have the different widgeted areas on the home page.  I want to be able to use the grid loop and use the featured widgets amplified widget to control what content shows up.

    I ultimately want my homepage to look something like this:  http://inspiredgirl.net/

    I know that site isn’t using genesis but from what I have read, I think I should be able to accomplish this type of look with the grid loop, but I haven’t been able to figure out how to do it.  I did try the Genesis Grid Loop Plugin by Bill Erickson, which works on controlling content on the category/department pages I’ve set up, but doesn’t work on the home page.

    I know there has to be a way to do this, any help would be greatly appreciated.  The site I am working on is http://www.aspiremag.net/inspire and will be in and out of maintenance mode, so if you need me to take it out of maintenance mode, just let me know.

     

    Thanks

    Kim

    #2333

    Andrea Rennick
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    The grid loop is not hte same as a widgeted area.

     

    So you;re looking to keep the widget areas and have the grid loop underneath?

     

    If so, just add the grid loop code under the widget area code in home,php.


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    #2399

    Kim Turcotte
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    Andrea,

    I have 5 departments and normally I would use the featured widget amplified widget to bring content to the home page for each department.  I still want to do that, I just want to be able to lay it out the way the grid loop does.  For each department, I want to show one Feature on top with a larger image and more text, then four additional articles from the same department underneath in two columns with smaller images and less text.

    What is the best way to do this?  Is it via the Grid Loop and if so, how do I use the loop to show one department under the other ?  Or is the best way to use the featured widget amplified and use styling to accomplish the look (not sure how I would do this)?

    Any additional help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Kim

    #3129

    Kim Turcotte
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    Bump!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks

    Kim

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