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Site made up entirely of widgetized zones

  • Hi there!

    Was wondering if anyone has done something like this/if it’s even possible:
    I want to create a site entirely made up of widgetized zones.

    Or, well, more specifically, I want to be able to pick arbitrary locations for any post on the home page – as in, not use the loop. I’m thinking I could do this with some kind of drag-and-drop functionality using the ID’s of posts.

    Does that make sense? Any thoughts?

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    In theory, it’s possible but you would probably need to create your own custom Post Widget.

    Yeah that’s what I figured.
    So it’s possible to make a site that entirely bypasses the loop?
    Can’t find much info on this anywhere

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    So it’s possible to make a site that entirely bypasses the loop?

    No. The Loop (or in this case “loops”) would have to part of your custom widget.

    Ohhhh ok I see what you mean (I think). So each time I call my custom post widget would be another loop?

    What about something like this plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/single-post-widget/

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    So each time I call my custom post widget would be another loop?

    Yes. The widget would need to use get_posts() or
    WP_Query() to create a secondary loop. In theory, the only widget input you would need would be the post ID. There’s a good tutorial on creating a custom widget here.

    or you could make a second page.php, rename it ofcourse format it the way you like.. and auto forward from home to that page on arrival at your site..

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