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YES YES YES YES YES.
FINALLY! This has been driving me absolutely nuts for the last 3 days.
Thank you Sridhar for being so patient with me.
I'm a bit embarrassed that it was just a matter of CSS because I was sure I would have to create a custom template and widget area. The reason I thought this was because I didn't think the CSS would ever let me break out of the normal container like that.
Again, I can't thank you enough Sridhar. Your my hero.
No that is not full browser width. It is contained. Look at the dark grey background left and right.
Your not the only one, nobody seems to understand what I mean even though 90% of homepages on the internet use a FULL BROWSER WIDTH landing page, even the Studiopress homepage does it. Maybe look at the navigation bar for the sample child theme as this stretches to the full width of the screen.
The reason why everyone is confused is because Genesis have called the template without a sidebar Full Width when in reality, it is just the full width of a contained content area, it it not actually full width of the screen.
I have put together a very quick image that will hopefully show you what I mean.
Here is another example I created. This explains exactly what I'm talking about.
Sridhar, I've just reviewed the links you provided and I'm sorry but they are confusing me. I think you've misunderstood what I mean when I say full-width. I wasn't talking about the genesis full width template, I need the content area to be FULL BROWSER WIDTH not the full-width template.
I need to build a homepage that uses the normal site header, the normal navigation and the normal footer but inbetween the navigation and the footer, I need the content area to be a full width widget area. When I say full width, I mean FULL BROWSER width, exactly like the studiopress homepage.
<FULL BROWSER WIDTH> [NOT the full width template that is contained in a content area]
Basically, if someones browser is 3000px wide then my content area should be 3000px wide
90% of website have a homepage like this nowadays, even studiopress
Can you help?
Thank you Sridhar, you have been VERY helpful. Your answers have encouraged me to stick with Genesis for a bit longer and to try understand it a bit better. I really do appreciate your help and advice.
I've noticed both of these issues I have, have been answered in another thread,
Thank you Sridhar
A few years ago, I first used Genesis too and I thought it was great back then. It actually made sense using a framework because It was MUCH easier to use back then but now it appears to be counter intuitive because if we are expected to learn PHP, what is the point of using a framework when you can just build your own theme if you know how to write php. I'd be surprised if Matt Mullenweg endorsed Genesis today.
@Sridhar Katakam I will tell you what I'm trying to do which should be pretty straight forward
I need to add a simple 2px border around single post pages (just like this forum) but ONLY for a custom post type. Not every single post page. Now normally, I would need to add it's own template and then style it.
Also, I am finding it impossible to build a custom homepage that uses the normal header, navigation and footer with a widgetized content area in the middle that is the FULL BROWSER width. (Again, just like the Studiopress homepage) Normally, this is very easy to do but not with Genesis.
I'm just another user like you so I can't promise this is what's wrong but have you added a child theme to your installation of Genesis yet?
Genesis is a little different to most other WordPress themes as Genesis is a Framework.
Once you've added Genesis to your WordPress theme folder, it's highly recommended you add a child theme.
In the above forum navigation Go to: My Studiopress >> Downloads
Here you will see a download for the Genesis framework and below it should be a download for 'Genesis Sample'
This Genesis Sample is what you should use if you like the design of the standard genesis theme. Just upload the Genesis Sample into your themes folder and activate it and your good to go. (The other main genesis framework must also be inside your theme folder when you activate the Genesis Sample for it to work)
Hopefully, this should give you the Genesis theme settings that you appear to be missing.
Forgive me. Silly question.
Thanks for that link. It was very helpful. One other question if you don't mind. In the Genesis theme settings for the sample child it offers 6 layouts to set as a default. Do you know how I can have a choice of these 6 when creating a page?
Thanks mate. I appreciate the help.August 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm in reply to: Has anyone else lost the ability to set page attribute to landing page? #117825
Can other people test this because I can't seem to fix it. There is NO LANDING PAGE TEMPLATE at allAugust 8, 2014 at 9:23 am in reply to: Has anyone else lost the ability to set page attribute to landing page? #117768
I've just landed here because I am searching for the exact same thing. In the Genesis child sample I haven't got a 'landing page' option either for page templates