Fully customizable front page

  • Kermit

    #2160

    Hi !

    First of all, sorry for my bad english, I’ll try with few words to explain what I’d like to do with the graphene theme.

    I’ve followed every steps of this page :

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page to create a static front page.

    My page has the model “One column, no sidebar”, and have graphene panels displayed on my frontpage.

    Now, I’d like to have full control on this page, bypassing hook features, and have specific loops only for it.

    I’ve tried to create home.php, in graphene folder and/or child folder, but it doesn’t seems to work.

    How should I do ?

    Thanks for your support!

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #19107

    I don’t understand this bit:

    have graphene panels displayed on my frontpage. Now, I’d like to have full control on this page, bypassing hook features, and have specific loops only for it

    When you say “Graphene panels”, do you mean you want specific posts showing on this static front page, all posts showing, or something else. Is this what you mean by “specific loops”?

    “bypassing hook features” — do you mean you don’t want to use action hooks?

    I’ve tried to create home.php, in graphene folder and/or child folder

    That’s because Graphene never makes a call to a file called home.php (although you could do this with an action hook).

    Please include a link so we can take a closer look.

    Thanks,

    Ken

    Kermit

    #19108

    Sorry for the link, my website is currently in localhost devloppement.

    I’ll try to be more explicit :

    Hooks are a great features in the graphene theme, but I’d like even more flexibility, place every elements everywhere I want, quickly. It could be also some query displaying the last articles of a specific category, the last comments and more…

    I know that I can do a lot of things with widgets, hooks, and child theme but an independant file with it’s own loops would be more flexible for me.

    By the way, there is an comment at the end of the file index.php that said :

    * Run the loop to output the posts.

    * If you want to overload this in a child theme then include a file

    * called loop-index.php and that will be used instead.

    It sounds good for me, but I can’t figure how to include this file correctly. Directly in index.php, in a hook ? Where do I’ve to place this loop-index.php file ? In my child folder ?

    Thanks again for your help 😉

    Regards

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #19109

    Place loop-index.php in your child theme folder, and then code it so that it includes whatever information you want. I’m not quite sure exactly what you want to include there, so I can’t give you more specific information.

    Sorry for the link, my website is currently in localhost devloppement.

    That makes it really difficult for us to offer you specific advice. Are there other websites out there doing something similar to what you would like to do that you can link to?

    but I’d like even more flexibility, place every elements everywhere I want, quickly

    Possible, yes. Quickly? This sounds like it’s going to take a fair amount of time and work on your end.

    sharonlippmann

    #19110

    Hi – I’m new to blogging, and I feel like a complete idiot. My main problem is that the main page that you see when you type in my website address; mydailypill.com…are my posts, but the only button I have on the top bar is the “About me” button. I tried putting the Home button before the About me button, but it didn’t work.

    And, now I seem to have somehow lost the fabulous post sliding element as well.

    Basically, I would like to assign the button “Home” to my static front page, which showcases my posts, from newest to oldest. I want the top bar to look like:

    Home About Me

    I’m stuck on this and it’s driving me crazy. I don’t know what I did, but I can’t figure it out. When I try to fix it, the Home button comes after the About Me button and doesn’t carry any of my post with it.

    I literally just started this as of last Thursday, so any help you can give me would be great. My head is swimming with this whole new language.

    Thanks so much!

    Sharon

    ps – I love Graphene

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #19111

    And, now I seem to have somehow lost the fabulous post sliding element as well.

    Graphene Options >> Slider Options >> untick the box that’s marked “Disable Slider” — be sure to click “Save Options” at the bottom of the page.

    About “Home” and “About Me” — just use a custom menu. If you don’t start using one now, you probably will want to eventually (they are easy and add all sorts of possibilities to your blog). Here’s a good tutorial: http://blog.kjodle.net/2011/08/25/how-to-create-and-use-custom-menus-in-wordpress/

    Good luck, and welcome aboard

    Ken

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