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Content Sidebar And Alternatives

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Superman pointed me to the PL Documentation on the Content Sidebar, and it appears that it can only be added to the Default Template and to a Blog Page. I've been trying to add it to Template 3, but if that's the case, no wonder I couldn't find it.

 

What I'm trying to do is make a page where the main content consists of a number of block-like div or widget sections, for logged in users to come access all their personal options. So in one block floating left, they'll have a link to their message center. Floating right, they'll have a link to their user files. Below that, floating left, a link to their booked events. Floating right, next to that, a link to their database history, or whatever. And so on, three or four rows deep, two (or possibly three) columns wide. I want the interface to be primarily graphical. Perhaps I can do this with a columns shortcode or something, but that would exclude my using any widgets. Anybody know the easiest way to achieve this?

 

Thanks.

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Hi again

This is one solution.

You can use the universal sidebar which can be added pretty much anywhere (Simon_P´s reply to the other topic)

Only one thing. I´m batman no superman.

:)

Carlos

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Hi thomstark,

 

What's the name of the third-party plugin you used?

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I just found a simple third-party plugin that turns any widget into a shortcode. I went to my page editor/HTML, threw the widget shortcode in a styled and positioned div, and that did the trick. I think I can achieve what I'm looking for this way, but if there's a purely Pagelines solution, I'd love to know about it.

 

Peace.

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"Widgets on Pages"

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Thanks!

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lol. Weird. I could've sworn I wrote Batman. Oh well. 

 

Also yeah, I forgot about the universal sidebar, but I'm already using it on every page in another place. That would be the solution though were I not. This plugin I found is real nice though. You throw the widget in any number of it's sidebars, and you just put the shortcode for that sidebar anywhere you want to.

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