Tagged: team template
May 4, 2017 at 9:58 am #205892
I'm new to this forum and consider myself a wordpress beginner. I have some wordpress.com experience and am in the process of setting up my first wordpress.org site.
Here are my questions:
1. I chose Studiopress because I liked the Parent / Child theme approach. Now that I'm getting into the details, I realize that I may need to customize my child theme. Should I need to do this, do you know of a good reference for best practices? I know that the guts are in the parent theme, but I still want to plan ahead should their be an update to the child theme.
2. I'm creating a team page and found a plugin (Team by RadiusTheme) that may work for my needs. This plugin creates a custom post type for each member. What I want to do is select one of these pages from within the Genesis User Profile plugin, which I'm using in the sidebar. The problem is that these custom posts created by RadiusTheme don't show up in the dropdown on the Genesis plugin's setup menu. Does anyone know how to fix this?
3. Does anyone have experience with other plugins or other techniques for creating team pages? I'd appreciate pointers to examples.
4. Finally, following up on #3, has anyone used the Genesis portfolio Pro plugin for this purpose? I did a little bit of experimentation and it seemed clear that some customization would be required.
Thanks very much.
Allanhttp://blacklabconsult.com/May 4, 2017 at 10:12 am #205893
I've coded heaps of Genesis templates for this. You'll find using a plugin restrictive as you can't modify the plugins default functionality unless the plugin includes filter hooks.
I would look at the team page in the Infinity Pro child theme as a great example of how to do this.
May 4, 2017 at 10:28 am #205894
This looks like an interesting option. I looked at the Infinity Pro documentation and it looks like this theme includes a Team Page Template. Is starter code available someplace or do I need to buy Infinity Pro (or upgrade to an all theme license) for access? I like your idea, but don't want to start from scratch.May 4, 2017 at 10:30 am #205895
You will need to own the theme. Once you do, you can install the team page template in any other Genesis child theme.
May 4, 2017 at 10:56 am #205896
OK, I'll consider upgrading -- this is a good option. But, this puts me in the camp of customizing my child theme. Adding a file is no big deal, but I might need to customize the look & feel as compared to the OOTB infinity pro. Getting back to my first question, I'm concerned about maintenance should Studiopress issue an update to the child theme I'm using (Executive Pro). Is there a good guideline someplace with dos / don'ts / best practices? For example, I see that there is a Genesis Hooks Plugin, so this seems to be one way, among others, to coordinate my changes with Studiopress updates. BTW, your quick and on point answers are very much appreciated.May 4, 2017 at 11:20 am #205897May 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm #205899
Good stuff. My only remaining question is how to get custom post types to show up in the drop-down lists for Genesis plugins, like the user profile? Thanks.May 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm #205900
You would need to edit the code in the widget to do that however you would need to copy the file over to your child theme first so it doesn't get lost when Genesis updates.
May 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm #205904
Child themes do not get upgrade notices. You're not supposed to update them.
If you need technical support for your theme please file a ticket.
The forums are community based. Staff only monitors the forum for issues relating to the forum itself and to redirect users to where they need to go.October 11, 2017 at 7:01 pm #212442
Brad Dalton - is there a tutorial on how to save the team page template from one child theme to another?October 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm #212444
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