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  • #71823

    neilp
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    Hello. I am still new here and to WP. I am hoping my inquiry is of value to others too. I am looking to create a clean layout on a news theme page for board member and advisory council bios. Are they some plugins which are designed to help me enter a 150 -word bio and also embed a photograph with some frame and position options?

    Ideally I would also like to eventually include some linked in, facebook and twitter links for each! Possible?

    For starters a layout tool would be really helpful.
    Any thoughts, ideas and recommendations?

    Cheers
    Neil

    #71825

    braddalton
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    The genesis user profile widget does this.


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    #71826

    neilp
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    Oh gosh, that what prompt! Thanks.

    The Genesis user profile does which part of what I said?
    What I am asking for is not for users, as in admin people, it is to create a page to display board member bios on a regular page. I may not have used the right language above. Sorry about that.

    Also, if this it the correct tool for the job, since it is a widget, how do I make the contents I put in it in the body of the page rather that the sidebar?

    Thanks again
    Neil

    #71929

    braddalton
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    1. The widget pulls user profiles which you can easily add in WordPress.

    2. What you need is a custom coded template or template with widget areas so you can use profile widgets in there.

    How many on the board?


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    #72249

    neilp
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    Thanks Brad – I appreciate your engagement here.

    1) I understand what you are saying about user profiles and this is not that situation

    2) I will look into getting a custom coded template. In the meantime is Studiopress equipped, out of the box, with tools to create templates with widget areas for a page? I would like to learn about templates and how to make them! Can you point me to a tutorial for that? I have not found one on this site.

    They are currently twelve steering committee (I mis-spoke earlier, they are not board members!) members with 3-5 coming on board in the new year. I have created a page with two graphics showing the clean look I am interested in creating on a new page. How are those built/created?

    Here is the link for you and others to look at http://twopointoakland.com/draft

    Cheers
    Neil

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    #72252

    neilp
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    sorry forgot to share what I am wanting to improve. this is the page – http://twopointoakland.com/steering-committee/ – which I have inherited and which i would like to make more elegant and tidy, and easier to manage.

    #72272

    braddalton
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    You could simply copy the home.php template, copy the widget code from functions, rename the widgets and functions and the template file and use the same classes. Done this before many times and its easy.

    http://wpsites.net/web-design/create-custom-page-template-like-home-for-the-agency-theme/

    http://wpsites.net/web-design/custom-page-template-widgets/


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