January 7, 2016 at 9:43 am #175854
I'm new to genesis and have been learning a lot and searching like crazy for a solution to this problem but have come up empty so looking for some advice, figuring that there would be an easy solution to this out there somewhere.
What I would like to do is to change the layout on my pages so that the primary sidebar is on the right and the secondary side bar is below the content. I found a genesis-layout-extras plugin which has some more layout options but not one with this particular layout. Any guidance on the best way to accomplish this would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.January 9, 2016 at 4:20 pm #176082karlaarcherMember
I'm not sure if I understand how you are wanting the bottom 'sidebar' to be, but it sounds like you are just wanting to add another footer section at the bottom of everything? (https://wpbeaches.com/add-full-width-row-footer-widgets-genesis-child-theme/)
The only other thing I can think of that might help is that you could just add in an after entry widget (http://www.carriedils.com/after-entry-widget/) and/or a widget area on pages (https://www.nutsandboltsmedia.com/how-to-add-a-widget-area-to-a-page-using-genesis/)
Hope that helps,
archercreative.comJanuary 10, 2016 at 1:35 pm #176163
Hi Karla - thanks for replying. Very helpful, but this is only a part of it and I see that I needed to be more clear.
What I need is a widget area on the bottom that can be different for every page. I think that the solution is to move the secondary sidebar to the bottom, then on each page, select a different widget to put into the secondary sidebar. I was able to move the secondary sidebar there, but what I think I am running into is that there needs to be a 'layout' that I can select that has the secondary sidebar on the bottom. So ultimately, I think that I need help on how to define that new layout.
The other solution that I see would be to follow the nuts and bolts solution above, and have a huge "if-then" statement that displays the appropriate sidebar widget for each page, which is an ugly solution and I would rather not do.January 10, 2016 at 5:11 pm #176177TomParticipant
Do you have rules or logic to determine what widget is used for each page?
What widgets will be used to populate the widget areas?
How many pages will use this setup?
January 10, 2016 at 7:23 pm #176181
Hi Tom - thanks for chiming in with help. The site will be about 20-25 pages and almost all of them will use the setup with a right and bottom sidebar except for the homepage. Ideally I'd like to have 3 different promotional boxes highlighting a different Genesis Featured Page or Post and maybe just image/text in a bottom widget area for each page. If I can't get them different on every page, I would settle for some reasonable subset to be the same and some different, but would rather not have to settle.January 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm #176244TomParticipant
I think Karla was headed in the right direction for a solution. Since there is no defined rule for selecting the content, I would suggest using the existing After Entry widget area in Enterprise (providing the required layout) and choosing a featured posts widget. or something like the Advanced Random Posts Widget plugin.
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