June 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm #108195
How difficult is it to create a log-in page that a viewer sees before going to the front page on Enterprise Pro theme? Is that something that can be done fairly easily… i.e. with out a lot of programming?
Thanks!June 5, 2014 at 5:09 pm #108246
What type of log in page? Are you using Buddypress or some other member registration plugin?June 5, 2014 at 5:19 pm #108250
Nope. Genesis Minimum Pro Theme… I need a page that has a login that redirects to the main home page.June 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm #108252
Sounds like you want to have a private network. You can use the Fruitful Maintenance plugin for this where you can add a splash screen and once they log in they will be on the home page. Just follow their directions.June 8, 2014 at 8:55 am #108523
Thanks for your reply…I did download the maintenance plugin and it appears to work for what I need. I have another quandary I'm working on that is vexing me. Is there any way to link to the actual "posts" instead of a category or tag "archive." I have a bunch of plugins that do drop down menus for categories, sub-categories, tags etc. But there doesn't seem to be any way to link directly to the post itself, other than a custom menu… I need to have drop downs in the sidebar. Very perplexing! I've been trying to figure this out for weeks. Arghhh!June 9, 2014 at 6:11 am #108579
This page - How to Create a Drop Down List for Posts on WordPress - provides both code and plugin solutions for your followup question.
June 9, 2014 at 7:10 am #108588
Thanks Tom… this has been perplexing me for weeks as I've downloaded every plugin related to the topic and discovered it was not what I needed. I'll try the first solution, but I think I tried something from Dragon and it didn't work. I'll check that one out as well. Seems strange that all the category and tag plugins link to the archive, and no one has come up with a solution to link to the actual post?June 9, 2014 at 9:05 am #108616
I was looking at adding this code and I don't see any sidebar.php file in the Minimum Pro (child) theme I'm using… Appearance>Editor>Sidebar?
Sidebar PHP is in the Genesis Theme editor… is that where it would have to be?
I downloaded the Dragon code as well but it appears it won't work in a sidebar?June 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm #108665
Hello… Maybe that was a dumb question. Ha! I was thinking I don't want to add to the Genesis theme sidebar.php in case something bad happened… Is that where it goes?
Thanks for your help.June 10, 2014 at 1:30 am #108722
First, do not edit any of the files from the Genesis them folder under any circumstances. This can create unexpected results and your site will break when Genesis is updated. So, if you've made some changes to sidebar.php, undo those first.
I haven't looked at the plugin code too closely, but it appears that it doesn't look for the "shortcode" HTML comments in the sidebar even though it is output in the page. Instead, you can use the PHP triggers ...
<?php echo ddpl_list(#); ?> <?php echo ddpl_list('all'); ?>
... if you install an additional plugin like Genesis Simple Sidebars (gave me some trouble precisely locating the post output dropdown) or the PHP Code Widget, which allows you to add a widget with the PHP code to any widget area in any position.
June 10, 2014 at 7:12 am #108753
Woo Hoo! That worked in the php plugin… Now, if I could figure out how to add multiple categories, I could rule the world.
Er, well maybe not, but that would be cool. I have categories that contain multiple sub-categories that I've tried to figure a way to display (pinpoint them) in multiple areas… For instance:
What I did was create the Video category and make all the topics… confined space, excavation, electrical safety sub-categories of video. But the manuals, forms and training I couldn't figure a way to make them sub-categories without duplicating that hierarchy over again which seemed dumb… It's been frying my brain.
Thanks for all your help!
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