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  • #24996

    Daniel
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    Just started working with the Genesis framework and so far I love it. Here are two sites I just launched:

    http://www.rachelgerrity.com

    http://www.howardspawnmacon.com

    Thanks,
    Daniel


    #25135

    Kassiah
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    Great job, Daniel! I like the colors on the Gerrity site and love the whole setup on the Howard’s site. Just a head’s up–your credit link is broken at the bottom of the Howard’s site. :)

    #25138

    Daniel
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    Thanks Kassiah! And thanks for the heads up on the credit link.


    #25387

    Landon
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    I like them both. I really need to learn how you did the banner, intro, etc on rachelgerrity. Are they widget areas with text widgets in them?

    Landon

    #25419

    Daniel
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    Hi Landon! I’m about to call it a night but I’ll give you a step by step first thing tomorrow morning. Thanks!


    #25518

    Landon
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    Daniel, that would be awesome!

    #25644

    Daniel
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    Hi Landon,

    Sorry it took me a little while to post this info for you. Yesterday was hectic. Basically all I used to do that was some html/css and a conditional tag in WordPress. Are you familiar with conditional tags? If not here’s some info from the WordPress Codex. Here are the steps I took to add those sections:

    1. Added structural wraps to Genesis. Found a great tutorial here that I followed.

    2. Made a copy of the header.php file and placed it into my child theme folder that way I don’t mess up any core Genesis files.

    3. In the header file you can see where the header and inner wrap begins. So I want to put my custom html in between the two since that’s where I want it to appear on the home page.

    4. In order for it to appear on only the home page I will use a conditional tag in WordPress. It looks like this:

    <?php if (is_home()) { ?>

    Insert your HTML here

    <?php } ?>

    Basically it’s saying if this is the home page, then display the HTML, if not then don’t. That’s a pretty basic setup but it does the job. Conditional tags are great and once you get the hang of them you can do a lot of cool stuff. I did it this way b/c the client didn’t want this to change so I just made it static. I could have put widget areas there but to save time I just did it this way instead.

    I did the same thing for the Howard’s Pawn site as well.

    I know these are short explanations so if you have any questions or need anymore help just let me know. I’ll be more than happy to send you an example file if you want to pick it apart. :)


    #25657

    bandj
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    Really like Howard’s Pawn site’s old timey feeling


    #25715

    Charlie
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    Hey Daniel, I would love to see an example file, if you don’t mind. Seeing what you’re doing with them I don’t think I’m using structural wraps to their full potential! If you use Twitter I’m on that (see my sig).

    #25733

    Daniel
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    Hi Charlie,

    Do you need to see just my functions.php for the structural wraps or do you also need the header.php file for the conditional tag setup?


    #25741

    Charlie
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    Would it be possible to see both? You see the way I would have approached the Gerrity site would have been to register a new text widget area, plonk my html in there then call it on the home page using a conditional tag in home.php. But you obviously took a different approach, which I’d really like to understand better. If there’s any favour I can do for you in return please let me know!

    #25748

    Landon
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    Daniel, thanks a lot for sharing. Will play with this!

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