Widgetized Page Template

Description

This plugin will automatically generate a page-specific widget area that replaces the content of the page when selecting the ‘Widgetized Page’ template. Requires the Genesis Framework.

You can add support for Genesis structural wraps when using the ‘Widgetized Page’ template along with the full-width Genesis page layout option. The following example shows how you can implement this on your theme:

// Add structural wrap to page widget area section
add_theme_support( 'genesis-structural-wraps', array( 'header', 'footer-widgets', 'footer', 'site-inner', 'page-widget-area' ) );

Screenshots

  • Page editor screen

Installation

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ Plugin Dashboard
  2. Click on ‘Upload Plugin’ and select widgetized-page-template.zip from your computer
  3. Click on ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the WordPress Plugins Dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Extract widgetized-page-template.zip to your computer
  2. Upload the widgetized-page-template directory to your wp-content/plugins directory
  3. Activate the plugin on the WordPress Plugins Dashboard

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ Plugin Dashboard
  2. Click on ‘Upload Plugin’ and select widgetized-page-template.zip from your computer
  3. Click on ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the WordPress Plugins Dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Extract widgetized-page-template.zip to your computer
  2. Upload the widgetized-page-template directory to your wp-content/plugins directory
  3. Activate the plugin on the WordPress Plugins Dashboard

Reviews

Useful and very easy to use

I am creating a new WordPress site to which the content of an old Dreamweaver site launched in 2003 will be moved. I come across some specific challenges for reaching what I want, and I have to find ways beyond what I had already done on my existing WP sites.
As I was looking for a way to insert a widget on my (static) welcome page, I tested a few plugins. When I discovered this one, I was impressed, because it was even better than what I had in mind. At first, I felt intimidated by the concept of widgetizing my entire homepage: what if it would no longer work properly after some time, and would it impact other things negatively? But after testing Widgetized Page Template, I was convinced: the widgetized page looks exactly like any other page would do, and doing it is very easy, no complexity on the user side. Amazing and helpful tool. Once again, developers creating WP plugins help making the lives of us (the non techies!) much simpler.

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Contributors & Developers

“Widgetized Page Template” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.5

  • Fixed bug where page template was breaking search results and prevented them from displaying correctly.

1.0.4

  • Added a live edit button to the page editor screen that automatically redirects to the page widget area section in the Customizer.

1.0.3

  • Removed previous version’s compatibility issue fix (no longer needed with Genesis v2.5.2).

1.0.2

  • Fixed compatibility issue with Genesis v2.5.1.

1.0.1

  • Added support for WordPress v4.7 and above.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.