November 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm #8918
I had a pre-sales question regarding using the Epik Theme static home page (the one with the full rows and slider) on other select pages for A/B testing and promotions.
I was told “Yes you can do it with this theme since the homepage is it’s own file and can easily be converted to a template that can be used on other pages. If you need assistance with something like this, the developers can help you in the forums if you decide to purchase.”
Well, I’ve purchased Epik now and was wondering if anyone has any experience doing this.
jpNovember 15, 2013 at 7:56 pm #8919teamwebCustomer
Are you trying to have a test site and a regular site at the same time (that’s what it sounds like). If so, you can just install WP on another folder – for example /test/ or /labs/. From there you can import/export your info. Personally, this is what I do as to NOT screw up my main database if I install a plugin that will break the site or that I am testing whatever it is I’m testing and if it breaks, the main site still keeps going.
Hope this helps.November 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm #8928
This is a similar question that I’ve answered here before – http://appfinite.com/topic/make-other-pages-with-the-same-layou/#post-4784 Feel free to use the search on the main forum page if you need to find more related posts. That link should help you can get started.November 16, 2013 at 5:49 am #8932
Thanks teamweb and kronos
Yes, that link was perfect, kronos. Have you used those plugins (Genesis Simple Sidebars or the Custom Sidebar) since you answered this question back in May and if so, do you recommend one over the other?
jpNovember 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm #8940
I’ve used custom sidebar and it was decent….you just have to hunt down their docs or figure out how to use it.November 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm #8954
Thanks kronos – did you manage to use this particular plugin specifically for the above issue?November 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm #8958
…Yes I have used the plugin before, but it was a long time ago.November 19, 2013 at 4:40 am #8991
The issue of how to create pages that look like the widgetized home page (the one with the slider and full rows vs the loop).
The home.php file is designed to automatically convert the home page into a static front page with slider and full-width rows. If I turn the home.php file into a page template (with the “// Template Name: Home” line after the <?php) and then apply that page template to another page and move content into one of the widget boxes, both the front page AND the page I converted via the page template get changed simultaneously.
How could you use the plugin to affect a change on that one page (the one assigned the new Page Template) and not the home page?
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