displaying 3 columns on front page?

  • skenic2003

    #3628

    Hey 🙂

    I’m using the graphene theme for my site http://lustigekennzeichen.de .

    As you can see there, I’m posting funny license plates from all over the world.

    And that kinda makes it hard to find the right theme, because as you can see, the way the posts are displayed is not really good for that kind of content.

    What I’m trying to do is having the front page contain like 3 columns, which display for example the 5 newest posts from a category. Meaning I have three columns and can assign them to a category so they will display the 5 newest posts from that category.

    But I’d like to just display the picture (using YAPB) and the name of the post.

    When viewing one category, I would also like to just display the name of the post and the picture next to it or below it, without the tags and all that stuff.

    Basically my problem is that with just posting pictures it’s not very attractive as it is now because you have to scroll a lot to view the pictures, which ultimately will keep the visitors away because of bad usabilty.

    My question now, since I’m fairly new to WordPres and haven’t changed a theme yet: Is there any way to do that or would it be so much work, that there’s no way to accomplish that?

    I’ve googled for days, but there is not one theme out there which is somewhat like what I’m looking for.

    If you want to have an example of how I imagine it to be, you can look at http://webfail.at

    That’s pretty much what I am going for, but I want to display the sidebar, too.

    Thank you for any help you can give me 🙂

    Anonymous

    #25310

    This is possible, but it’s a lot of work. Make your home page a static page, then create 6 Widget Hooks, and style them with CSS to acquire your desired look.

    skenic2003

    #25311

    Hey!

    Thank you for the reply 🙂

    Can you give me some advice on where I can read and learn about using action hooks and which to use?

    I know CSS, so that’s no problem. I just don’t get the whole action hook thing…

    Some kind of tutorial would be great just to see how to create action hooks and customize them.

    Anonymous

    #25312

    No problem you can read it on here

    Or if your like me you can just play with it and see how it works.

    You can go Graphene options – > Advanced -> Action Hooks Widget Area.

    Graphene theme makes it very easy to edit put where you want your widgets to go. Put check marks on where you want the widget to appear. Add the text/html widget in your sidebars, then find the #text-id with firebug, and style the position in your child theme CSS. It’s basically repositioning floating divs I guess you can say.

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