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Making a plugin/widget into an entire page (5 posts)

  1. TakenInVain
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm wondering how you can turn a plugin or widget into an entire page. My goal here is in creating a website for my band, to be able to use the separate pages for keeping track of certain things (i.e. shows, photos, videos, etc.). I would like to set it up so a page is composed entirely of a plug-in, such as Gigpress, so that I can edit shows in the plugin and have brief sample (5 or so soonest shows) in a widget on the homepage and be able to click that widget bringing the viewer to the entire schedule page. Which brings me to the next question of how to only have widgets on certain pages, specifically the homepage. Also, how to link a widget so you click it and it will take you to a separate page of the rest of the plugin's content.

    Thanks much,

    David
    Taken In Vain

  2. simon.goodchild
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Depending on the plug-in (say NextGen Gallery for example), create a new page and pop in the plugin code - it will take up the whole page if the plugin uses the whole page.

    Or have I mis-understood? ;-/

  3. TakenInVain
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, that's another one I'd like to hook up. Sounds like you are on the same page as me. Which code is this that I'm looking for, and do I just put it right in the text body of the page?

  4. TakenInVain
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, I think I actually just figured it out. All the shortcodes and whatnot. So I have the plugin whole page content stuff set up. I still don't know how to have widgets only be on the homepage though, or how to link the widget to it's corresponding full page.

  5. toddhalfpenny
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey there, maybe try the Widgets on Pages plugin. This manages additional sidebars which can be added to posts/pages through the use of shortcodes or even be called in theme template files with template tags.

    Hope this helps.

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