June 10, 2014 at 6:50 pm #12604
Hi. I have a client that wants a website redesign, and the Classik theme would very closely provide what my client would like. But before I purchased the Classik theme, I have 2 questions regarding styling of the left navigation pane. Here’s a quick screencast video outlining my 2 questions:
Thank so much.
Mark BrinkerJune 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm #12616
Yes you can do this with this theme. It’s set to show the sidebar and content in the middle of the browser. If you take a look at the Agile theme – http://demo.appfinite.net/agile/ (I’m still finishing the new version of this) you’ll see that the sidebar stays on the left at all times, and the background color reaches the bottom. So if you decided to purchase Classik send me your link and I can help you get this setup. It should be pretty easy to do, we just need to make a couple adjustments.June 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm #12619
Perfect. Thanks, Wes!June 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm #12629
You’re Welcome!June 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm #12785June 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm #12802June 22, 2014 at 11:50 am #12818
Sorry for the late response. We’ve had quite a few users/threads recently so I’ve been trying to catch up. Have you got everything working ok? If you still need some assistance I can help. I just subscribed to this thread so I’ll get an email whenever you reply….which means I’ll be able to reply faster.June 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm #12834
Hi Wes. Actually I do have one question. If I don’t want to use the widgetized homepage that comes with the theme, how do I specify my own custom homepage? The standard way of specifying a homepage (i.e. Settings > Reading > Static Front Page) is not working for me. Is there a quick and easy way to do this with the Classik theme?
As a workaround, I know I can just paste raw HTML code into one of the widget areas and it’ll get the job done. I was just wondering if there was a better way. Thanks.June 22, 2014 at 11:20 pm #12835
The Settings > Reading page should work, that’s the only way to do it in WordPress other than having a front-page.php or home.php template (this is the way I’ve been doing it).
The above method should work, but if you don’t plan on using the home widgets then you could remove all of the home widgets and your blog will show up as the homepage by default.
If you’re still having issues setting a home page, I can login for you and take a quick look if you want. If so, just create a temporary user/password.
Here is more info on how it all works – http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_PageJune 23, 2014 at 12:33 am #12836June 23, 2014 at 7:41 am #12837
Ok just figured it out. If you take a look at the front-page.php section on that link I gave you, it says
If it exists, the front-page.php template file is used on the site’s front page regardless of whether ‘Settings > Reading ->Front page displays’ is set to “A static page” or “Your latest posts,”
They have a few code examples you could add to change this, but an easier way to do it is to simply change the file name to home.php instead of front-page.php. I started using front-page.php since that’s what SP recently used for their latest themes, but it was home.php before. So if you have FTP access to your site you can change it to home.php and that should work. Let me know if it does.
Thank you for showing me this! Now I’ll know if it comes up again in the future.June 23, 2014 at 9:24 am #12838
Works like a charm, Wes. Thanks so much. Learn something new every day. Now I’ll know, too, if this comes up again in the future. 🙂
FYI: For anyone reading this, the solution described above only works if all the pre-defined homepage widget areas on *empty*.June 23, 2014 at 9:02 pm #12845
Let me know if you run into any other issues.
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