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Custom layout - 3 rows of 3 (1 post)

  1. obilix
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to automate the creation of the home page of my site, which is currently using a static, non-Wordpress page. What I'd like to do is to replicate the current layout (at http://whatsdavedoing.com) so that I have 3 rows of 3 'posts', with the thumbnail, the title below that, and the excerpt/description below that.

    Take a look at that current homepage if you like - it's a lot easier than trying to describe it in text! ;-)

    I've been playing around with various options in the post_start and post_end, and messing a bit with wpp.css, but I'm no great designer so it didn't take long before I ran out of options. :(

    The way it is done on the current page is via three different css classes - example of one below:

    ` <div class="col3 left">
    <div class="column-content">

    <div class="post">
    <p><a href="/blogs/travel/goodbye-stuff-hello-world"/><img src="/images/crowded_room_small.jpg" alt="" class="bordered" /></a></p>
    <h4><a href="/blogs/travel/goodbye-stuff-hello-world/">Goodbye stuff, hello world</a></h4>
    Downsizing your life and giving yourself the freedom to travel long term.
    </div>

    </div>
    </div>`

    The two other classes are called "col3 col3-mid left" and "col3 right" - as the names imply, they control the middle and right hand columns. I've tried to work out a way to use these existing classes if I can, but can't figure out how to do it.

    Am I just clutching at straws here, or is there a way to make this work? I'm really happy with WPP as I'm currently using it in my sidebar (everywhere except the homepage), and it'd be great to be able to extend it even further!

    TIA for your help.

    Dave

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