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  • #1646
    Anonymous

    My site is http://www.vividscribe.com. I want to switch to a three column layout soon, but not before I figure out a few display issues.

    I want to configure my posts so they display without sidebars. I understand how to disable and change the layout of the sidebars when I publish a Page. Is the same thing possible when publishing posts?

    The Home page is fine as it is with the post excerpts and sidebars.

    Apologies if this is a dumb question. I have been looking for a solution for several hours and trying a few different tweaks to my child theme, but I’m not very technically oriented so no luck as yet.

    Many thanks.

    #16634

    If you go to the “Widget Areas Options” in Graphene’s General Options, you can enable widget areas that will only appear on the front page. You can the select a one column layout for your blog, which will make all the posts and pages display without sidebars.

    Ken

    #16635
    kate
    Member

    Thanks Ken, will give that a shot.

    #16636
    kate
    Member

    Ok, so I have just tried to apply the above settings. It makes complete theoretical sense to me (or so I thought), so I assumed it would be an easy fix.

    I selected “Enable alternate front page sidebar widget area” from the Graphene General Options, and a single column layout from the Display Options.

    I went into the Widgets settings and placed my selected widgets into both of the Front Page Sidebar Widget Area boxes, and left the usual sidebar widget area boxes empty.

    Can’t seem to get it to work though.

    I can’t get a different column layout to appear on Home and posts. All I can achieve is a three column layout on both home page and posts with a different set of widgets on each.

    Any ideas?

    #16637

    Okay, I tried this out on my test blog and it doesn’t work. I gave you bad advice. Sorry. If I can figure this out I’ll let you know.

    Ken

    #16638
    Syahir Hakim
    Keymaster
    Quote:
    I understand how to disable and change the layout of the sidebars when I publish a Page. Is the same thing possible when publishing posts?

    Nope. WordPress doesn’t have the ability to select different templates for different posts, unlike pages. What you can do though, especially if you don’t have too many pages, is to set the column setting that you want for posts in the Graphene Options > Display options page, and then manually set the templates for the pages.

    Quote:
    Apologies if this is a dumb question.

    It’s not.

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