December 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm #77935
I have modern portfolio theme and currently have a static home page and blog as a separate page. I'd like to change this and have an intro in the "about" box that comes with modern portfolio with recent articles under that.
Whenever I put widget into the about box right now what it does is goes to the blog page that I have and shows NO recent posts under it. What's up with that?
I know this theme is kind of different with the links being able to just go down the page, but I don't want that, so I'm hoping that isn't the solution. Any help?
Also, is there a way to make the widgets in the box populate horizontally? For instance, if I did an image (like picture), a little about, and then a sign up form, would it be possible to have them side by side instead of on top of each other?http://holistichormonalhealth.comDecember 10, 2013 at 12:59 am #77998
You can use Genesis column classes: http://my.studiopress.com/tutorials/content-column-classes/
December 10, 2013 at 8:15 am #78034
Thanks! Do you know anything about why the about section is coming up on my (standalone) recent posts page and making all of the recent posts disappear?December 10, 2013 at 8:16 am #78035December 10, 2013 at 8:19 am #78036
Whoa, that was so fast! Yes, that is because I do not have the widget enabled right now. I wanted to enable the widget so that I could put my site byline and everything in there but when I enable it it goes to the articles page (rather than home) and takes away all of the posts (so the widget is all you see).
I'm wondering if it is because of having a static front page but afraid to try it because I don't suddenly want to have a black box with nothing else on my home page.December 10, 2013 at 8:25 am #78038
Your theme's home.php is set to replace the Genesis loop with widget areas if any of the home widget areas are active. Checking to see what you'd need to do to get both the widgets and the loop to show...
December 10, 2013 at 8:28 am #78039
Probably the easiest way to display posts on the homepage would be to use the About widget (with your Settings > Reading set to show latest posts), then to drop the Genesis Featured Posts widget into one of the other home widget areas and configure it to show a list of posts. If you need more control over what to display, you can install the Genesis Featured Widget Amplified plugin.
December 10, 2013 at 8:28 am #78040
That's why it's weird. I do want to change the recent posts to home, but it's weird that the widget is going to recent posts. And it makes me nervous that it is going there and blanking everything else out!December 10, 2013 at 8:32 am #78042
Ok, thanks, I'll have to play with it a little. I'm not sure if what you are saying is just giving a list of recent posts in sidebar or if they are all below the header/nav/about widget (when I put it in there).
It's so weird, this tripped me up when I changed themes, too, a lot of the widgets were populated and I couldn't get to my articles and was freaking out!
Thanks for your help, I'll be back here if I am still having issues.December 10, 2013 at 8:33 am #78043
No problem. I'm still not exactly sure what it's doing versus what you want it to do, so if you put it back in place and need help, leave it there for a few minutes and post back so I can take a look at it.
December 10, 2013 at 8:36 am #78044
Here I'll do it so you can check it out and just write "Sorry, be back in a second"... Done, you can check it now.December 10, 2013 at 8:37 am #78045December 10, 2013 at 8:40 am #78047
Okay, let me make sure I'm understanding correctly. On the Articles page, you want to show the About widget area at the top, then show posts like normal. Is that correct? Do you want the sidebar to show?
December 10, 2013 at 8:48 am #78050
I am planning on putting the articles on the home page w/ home type info (who I am, pic, opt in, what this site is) in the about box and then doing recent articles under that. I have just had the two (home and article) separate for a while, but I'm sick of it and thought the about box would be a good way to have that home info.
So basically no standalone recent posts page, but home is
About box with stuff in it
I also do not want to use the hashtag nav that makes it scroll to different sections. I hate that for some reason.
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