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September 4, 2020 at 9:10 am #500940
I need help with the Author Pro home pg widget "Front Page 2" which default displays 4 books, please.
I need to display 2 or 3 rows of four books. I assumed I could just 'stack/add another row of 4' but have discovered that's not so obvious. Basically I need to stack 1 or 2 more rows that hold 4.
When I add more 'Featured Books' widgets beyond 4, 6 book widgets becomes 3 rows of 2 books (enlarged); 7 book widgets become 3 rows of 2 + 1 row of 1. I didn't see any other options.
**Curious: What are other people doing on 'Front Page Section 2' who have more than 4 books to display, if the original row display or 4 cannot be stacked to accommodate? Is there another or better way to display more books?
**and wondering: Is there such a thing as a sideways scroller that would be compatible with the 'Front Page Section 2' Featured Book widgets? Surely other authors have more than 4 books. I wasn't able to find any illustrations after hours searching online and on the Studiopress Forum pages. Has anyone ever seen another technique??
(Apologies, if I get an answer that's too technical or consists of 2 or 3 insider terms like 'get-put' and 'hook'; I'll be lost. It would be so helpful to get instructions that I can follow; I would be so grateful for something at my level that I can put to use right away.)
Thank you very much!http://rubberbandarrangements.comSeptember 4, 2020 at 12:12 pm #500942
You should be able to use CSS to display any amount of widgets inline.
There are several ways you could do it, display:grid; being the best in my opinion. https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_grid.asp
September 4, 2020 at 12:40 pm #500943
Brad - I wonder if that answer applies here. I tried hard to explain it specifically in detail, but without looking, others may not know what I mean.
The particular Home Page Section 2 in question in Author Pro is pre-formed for four Featured Book widgets that are uniquely made for that section. I want additional specific Featured Book widgets to lay out into two and eventually three rows of four books, stacked. I don't see how to put a grid in there compatible with using those specific Featured Book widgets (that list out numerous options) to 'fit into' a new grids. I've used the genesis grids/columns plugin before in the coding and know the basics. But this seems trickier. Ordinary text blocks won't work.September 4, 2020 at 12:46 pm #500944
You could remove the flexible-widgets class from the front page 2 widget area in the front page template and use CSS Grid. This would enable you to add unlimited page widgets in any amount of columns and rows to 1 widget area.
There are many ways to do this however, this is the first method i would try.
September 4, 2020 at 1:27 pm #500946
OK, let me see if I got that even somewhat.
Would I be able to use the Featured Page widgets in the widgets page, or once I remove the flexible-widgets class and add a css grid for the layout I want, then everything I do in that section from that point forward must be done via editing the code in the front page template?
If possible, I would like to keep the convenient Featured Page widgets for Home Page Section 2, currently accessible from the widgets page.September 4, 2020 at 3:09 pm #500950
No, you can use the featured page widget once the coding is done.
September 4, 2020 at 3:27 pm #500951
That's great. Thanks a lot!! Much appreciated.
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