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Plugin or theme for changing templates ? (17 posts)

  1. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi so far I have ever only had experience with wordpress.com. In wordpress.org is there availability to move things around in themes more like graphics and photos in a menu area which is normally only for widgets. For example I sometimes need to put a call to action box on the top right of a theme. If how ever all themes fill that gap with popular menu widgets which I'm already using , and are not flexible , and you cannot put things inbetween widgets its a bit unfortunate.

    Could people direct me to a possible plugin or such like that hopefully is free !

    Thanks very much.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are a few drag/drop themes that might do what you are describing -- try a search on the themes page.

    But you might want to make custom templates for this kind of thing - this explains more about how to do that:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Creating_Your_Own_Page_Templates

  3. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was struggling to find them on the themes page. Do you recommend contacting wordpress directly ? Actually I just realised the templates would be different in .org. I've been using .com. If anyone passes by perhaps you could give me some hints ? The main concern is i'd need to know what to choose before buying hosting with anyone to delve and find one in wordpress themes on .org. I will click above after writing this to see if themes come up before I pay for hosting with anyone. It would be nice to know before hand though otherwise it seems I have to buy something from say hostgator and then start to look at it all.

    Thanks!

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPyogi is part of WordPress.org, you are contacting her through these forums.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress is free software and this free, volunteer-staffed forum is the only support resource available via wordpress.org.

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is all there is of WordPress.ORG :)!

    I have not used it, but PageLines is drag/drop - though because it's fairly different from most themes, I'd recommend paying for the Pro version if you are going to use it -- so that you get good support from the developers.

    These also come up as drag/drop, but I have no idea if they will do what you want.

    If you can be more specific and concrete about what you want to do, someone might be able to give you additional help.

    In general, all themes are VERY customizable - you can changes almost anything -- it's just a question of how to make them.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/suffusion is insanely configurable too. And has excellent support from what I've heard.

  8. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks all.

  9. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there an idiots guide to using wordpress anywhere other than wordpress ?

    Thanks that should be the last question much appreciated!

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not one that we could recommend or one that is as up-to-date as the documentation here.

  11. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi I have a third party program which helps with design. As a result I have elected to go with this with the help of wordpress. However because as you may have noticed I am new to wordpress I just wanted to ask a few more questions. Is there a theme that enables you to remove the menus from your pages so it leaves you with just a single paged article ?

    As I build a larger number of pages is it possible to put them in categories and make them generally more easy to find and manage. Also is there an auto-indexing availability ?

    I am concerned if its just a one column article theme of text it will then NOT allow me to manage categorise or index anything if the MENU is not shown up on all my pages? Thus without a VISIBLE menu I am disabling the CMS sort of as well. I assume I am wrong ?

    Thanks.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there a theme that enables you to remove the menus from your pages so it leaves you with just a single paged article ?

    There are simply too many themes out there to be able to say for sure. all we can really suggest is that you try looking at some of them. Or learn how to create a custom page template.

    is it possible to put them in categories

    Pages or Posts? Only Posts have Categories.

    Also is there an auto-indexing availability ?

    What do you mean by "auto-indexing"?

  13. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    High thanks yes. I have seen single paged themes - plain if you like. That could of been a post or a page I presume without anything else other than text as content. I am hoping that its a post then so it can be categorised based on what you are saying.

    I've never used a CMS so I am really just wanting the pages as easy to find for myself in the CMS.

    About the indexing again I'm not sure how that works due to not having had a website or having yet used a CMS. I thought due to a post automatically showing in a blog that this was in some way stored in the CMS and then also indexed. The index I thought was called a xml site map. From what I recall though the sitemap someone uses on a website is different again. Sorry for my ignorance I think I have not connected the dots yet correctly. If I sat down and thought about I might be able to figure it. So what to wordpress do in relation to all this ?
    Thanks.

  14. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Esmi do you sometimes help in the webplus forums with there webdesign software. I seem to recall your name from there too. I most likely am wrong Esmi so apologies if this makes no sense.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have posted on other forums but webplus doesn't ring any bells with me. :-)

  16. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh sorry no problem. I sent part 2 of a post from the one you queried me on just above my last post. I'm not sure you saw it. Many thanks!

  17. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    High thanks yes. I have seen single paged themes with no menus. They could of been a post or a page. How is the page different ? I am hoping to use a post then by the sounds of it so it can be categorised based on what you are saying.

    I've never used a CMS so I am really just wanting the pages as easy to find for myself in the CMS.

    About the indexing again I'm not sure how that works due to not having had a website or having yet used a CMS. I thought due to a post automatically showing in a blog that this was in some way stored in the CMS and then also indexed. The index I thought was called a xml site map. From what I recall though the sitemap someone uses on a website is different again. Sorry for my ignorance I think I have not connected the dots yet. So what to wordpress do ?
    Thanks.

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