November 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm #9052jeremynslCustomer
Love Epik, thanks for creating it!
I’m trying to add a full-width widget to my blog layout. My layout is set up with the single right sidebar. If I use any of the welcome widgets, my sidebar disappears and my content becomes full-width. Also, I can’t get Home Feature 1-3 to show up anywhere. If I add something to them, I cannot see the widgets anywhere. All other widgets show up fine.
My goal is to add something like this full-width widget above the blog content:
My site is here
Can I accomplish this with Epik somehow?November 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm #9068EricCustomer
Most Genesis themes that have a home page template work like this – If you have a home.php file that has widgets, that page will only appear if you have content inside of the home widgets. If you don’t have anything inside of your widgets, then it will show the blog by default. That’s the way it’s supposed to work. This theme wasn’t designed to show the sidebar content on the homepage….so that’s why that happened. It’s not a bug or anything, that’s just the way it’s designed.
So if you want to add content in a certain place of the homepage, you may want to take a look at this page – http://appfinite.com/topic/epik-widgets-guide/ since it shows you were all the widgets are and how wide they are.
Make sure and take a look at the tutorials and code snippets for this theme at the top of the Epik forum page – http://appfinite.com/forum/epik-theme-support/ They are the highlighted yellow sticky posts at the top.
Hope this helps.
I create awesome sites for awesome people! Contact me if interested – firstname.lastname@example.orgNovember 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm #9074jeremynslCustomer
Thanks for the reply.
I did not say that I thought this was a bug. It’s just not the behavior I want, and I’m hoping to get advice so that I can accomplish a full-width widget on a blog template. Any ideas? I of course did check the sticky threads but didn’t see anything relevant.November 22, 2013 at 10:29 am #9087EricCustomer
No worries, I knew what you meant, I just wanted to point that out for anyone else that may be reading since I’ve seen this question before.
To do what you’re asking will take some customization to the theme. If you want your site to look like her site then you don’t need to use the home.php template that comes with the theme. There was a link that explains how to add a widget area just like what you’re looking for, but I can’t think of where it was. In the mean time you can give this tutorial a try – http://www.carriedils.com/widget-area-above-header-genesis/ it’s practically the same thing, you’ll just need to reposition it wherever you want…..and to do that you can look at the StudioPress documentation for Genesis that explains hooks and their locations – http://my.studiopress.com/tutorials/
Hope this helps
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