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  • #3236

    IanP
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    I can’t find the theme specific area so I’m posting here… sorry.

    How does one remove the Primary Sidebar Widget Area from showing on the Home Page ONLY?  I still want it to show on ALL other pages.

    Thank you kindly.

    #3247

    Susan
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    Do you have a link to your site?

    By default, Minimum doesn’t have a sidebar on the home page, but if yours has a sidebar, go to edit page, scroll down to the bottom, and in “layout settings”, check the full width content layout. That will only impact the one page you are editing.


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    #3250

    IanP
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    Hello Susan

    Thank you for your help.  I can assure you my Minimum by default has a sidebar; fresh install and all.

    http://i.imgur.com/ZIedW.jpg

     

    Problem is I don’t know how to scroll to the bottom of the Home Page because it is all in code and not an actual page or post I have created isn’t it?

    Thank you

     

     

    #3260

    SoZo
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    Post count: 1573

    It helps immensely if you include a link to your site with all questions. An image doesn’t provide enough information.


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    #3327

    IanP
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    Hello SoZo

    Site is not live so you can’t see it.

    The demo version of the theme on the home page has two wide columns and no primary side bar.

    My default install has two narrower columns with the primary sidebar. How can I get my home to look like the demo on the studio press site?

    I want to keep sidebar widgets on all other pages except the Home Page.

    Thank you

    #4824

    William
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    If he goes into the Genesis Theme Settings, he can set the Default Layout to be a full page and his home page will show as he want – without the sidebar. The problem is that setting is global and changes the default for all pages & posts. What he wants is an exception to the Default Layout for the home page.

    Of course, the Home Page isn’t a WordPress Page, so there isn’t any place to Edit the page and change the layout.

    If you look at http://demo.studiopress.com/minimum/ as an example, it does exactly what he’s requesting.  No sidebar on the Home Page, but it exists on the post entries.

    There are other aspects of the Demo that are inconsistent with the theme as delivered. For example, look at the style of the Page Numbers (e.g., 1, 2, Next Page) in the Demo, vs the “Older Posts” style we get with the code.

    Basically, what’s shown in the demo isn’t described in the documentation.

     


    #4828

    IanP
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    To update this;

    I did exactly what William suggested in the first sentence he wrote.  It creates full width content layout for the entire site however; not so good.

    After trying many things, I have let it be at this stage.  I did suggest to Andrea (support) that the theme demo could be misleading in what it can do, (as describe in Williams post above), but Andrea believes that if one places on the Home Page, the Home Featured Widget’s #1, #2, #3, and #4; (the ones with the Social Networking Circles), the Home Page should do as the Theme Demo Home Page does.  I have NOT tested his theory yet however as I don’t desire them on my Home Page.

    Other suggestions on this included using the Genesis Layout Extras Plugin which worked how I wanted, and others may want to check it out as a solution.

    Andrea (from Support) was helpful in nutting out the issue with me even though I’m not entirely content with the result; thank you.

     

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    #4852

    William
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    IanP,

    The good news is that you can achieve what you want. I have it on my site at http://williambeem.com. I’d tell you how to do it if I could remember how I did it. I’m working on another site with this theme and it doesn’t seem to be working out that way.


    #5344

    William
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    Ian,

    I got a note back from Nick.  You have to use at least one of the Home page widgets and the sidebar will disappear. I just tried it on my test site and it works.

    To be honest, there was a site where I didn’t want to use a widget, but also didn’t want the sidebar. I guess you can’t have it both ways. The widget is the trigger.


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