We're relatively new to the Pagelines platform and gotta say, firstly, that we love it. It's reduced our production time dramatically and is money well spent - so thank you.
Secondly, I personally am trying to wrap my head around the best way to implement many sidebars that are needed variably across many pages for our clients. The keyword here is that it needs to remain easy for management by the client in the future (our clients are not very technically savvy at times, so things like widget logic aren't always the best solution).
Here's our scenario, I hope that you may have some "best practices" or general better insight than I do
- We have 3 different template structures:
- internal pages (general template)
- home page (template 1)
- blog section
- contact cta (all pages except home page)
- newsletter signup (all pages except home page)
- upcoming events (blog / home page)
- latest blog posts (blog / home page)
- blog categories (blog)
Does this make sense?
Basically, to try and be more clear if I haven't already, we are looking for per-template sidebar control options (so you select "default template" and you can click on "page templates" > "sb1" and set the sidebars just for that template). Currently, you can only do that with the "content" area, not the sidebars.
So, do you have any good workarounds and better management options that could be defaulted to within Pagelines? Should we just resort to advanced widget management plugins? Is this something that you or others could see value for having in Pagelines in the future?
IDK, just spitballing here