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Page Blocks

This plugin extends WordPress pages by allowing widgets to be placed above and below the page content reducing the need to code custom page templates.

Note: More information is available on the Page Blocks Plugin Website website.

How do I make the page blocks show on the WordPress "Front Page" ?

The WordPress "Front Page" (by default the page that shows blog posts) is a special type of WordPress "page" and isn't handled in the same way as other WordPress "pages". The plugin doesn't yet have the ability to display blocks on the "Front Page", however this feature will be added to the next major release of the plugin.

How do I change the widths of the top and bottom page blocks ?

Add one of the following styling rule into the textbox for the corresponding page block on the WordPress Write / Manage Page admin page:

width: [value] [units];

where:

[units] is one of the following - %, px, em, or any other CSS unit [value] is a value between 0 and 100 for a percentage, or a value appropriate for the [units] specified

I can't get the page block to show on my website ?

Unless there is at least one widget added to the page block you want to show via the Widgets admin page (under Appearance -> Widgets), no HTML will be generated for that page block. The way the Widgets page works has undergone a number of changes in recent releases of WordPress and some users have been confused by the simple fact that they thought they had set up a widget and WordPress hadn't saved their changes. So the first thing to check is that the widget is still there when you reload the Widgets page.

If you are sure that there is at least one widget saved on the corresponding page block (sidebar) and you still don't see the page block appear, you can check that the page block is displayed by looking through the HTML page source for a div tag with the pbs_clearfix class. If you don't see this then perhaps the widget isn't generating any content.

Alternatively you could add a WP standard text widget to the block and add the CSS:

background-color: red;

to the corresponding style textbox on the WordPress Write / Manage Page admin page. This will make the page block appear with a red background and will make it clear to see if the page block is being generated.

If you still can't get it to work then contact SoftWUD via the Page Blocks Plugin Website website.

Your CSS seems to override the text appearance of a widget from how it normally appears on the sidebar ?!

The default CSS provided by the Page Blocks plugin does not alter any color settings for text or any other HTML elements. However depending on how your theme's stylesheet applies the styling for widgets (for example if the style rules' selectors include the name of the sidebar container i.e. #sidebar-1), the styling rules may not be applied to the widgets and hence they may appear differently in the page blocks than when they are added to your theme's sidebar.

If your problem is a simple one e.g. the widget's text appears red and your page's background is also red, you can simply override the widget's styling by including styling from your theme's stylesheet e.g.:

color: #ffffff;

into the corresponding style textbox on the WordPress Write / Manage Page admin page. This example will make the text's colour white in the page block.

Alternatively if your theme uses complex styling or you can't work out what to do, you can contact SoftWUD via the Page Blocks Plugin Website website and for a small fee the problem can be fixed for you.

Requires: 2.3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.9.2
Last Updated: 2009-12-31
Downloads: 15,340

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