Enhance the look of your website or create a great looking front page. Make your website look professional.
This is an all around plugin that allows you lots of control on how your front page, posts, pages and website looks. It can enhance the look of your front page or make a website look like a professional magazine or news website.
By posting a short code on a page you can display a layout. A layout is anumber of posts than can be themed. Each layout can be edited with a number of options such as how many posts to show, image options, text options, adding effects and much more. This allows for the creation of a front page, sub pages, blog, category pages or widgets. A front page can be made looking like a magazine or a news website. Several effects can be added such as pop up, text over image and image swap effects.
This plugin works by using layouts. A layout is basically a list of posts that can have a specific look. The layout (or the posts) can then be displayed on a page, post or widget. To display it a short code is used. For example to display layout 1 the following short code can be used:
Up to 20 layouts that can be used but sometimes you only need one. The layout in its default state will show 3 posts with a simple layout with no filters or effects which is a starting point. To this more elements, filters and effects can be added. To display several layouts in one page, simply add several short codes after each other For example:
[sitecreator show="1"] [sitecreator show="2"] [sitecreator show="3"]
By adding one or several layouts on a page we can create a great news, magazine or business looking front page. To display the layouts we have to use a shortcode for each of the layouts. You also need to change the look of each layout you use by changing options such as image size, number of posts to show, etc. In this example we will use one layout.
For a blog (which is simply a list of the newest posts) we only need one layout. Add pagination and set posts to show to around 10 posts. The page can be made a front page or be added as a menu item.
The plugin also allows you to create different type of widgets. Example of widgets:
The widget can be customized with nice, visual image effects. In this example we will create a widget to show the latest posts from a certain category.
Site creator Ultimate also allows the posts to be ordered in a tablet friendly fashion. Example:
The plugin has been tested with a number of themes but there might be some themes that will need some CSS tweaking to work properly.
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What is the difference? Site Creator is much more advanced with more options, filters and uses jquery effects while site layout customizer does not. Also the CSS works differently and now uses classes instead of ids. Up to 20 layouts can be used instead of 4. The code base have been redone and the plugins are not compatible with each other. For simpler tasks the Site Layout Customizer plugin can be used, for more control and features use this plugin instead.
Requires: 3.3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-22
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