Content Sidebar And Alternatives
Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:50 PM
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?
Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:06 PM
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.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:10 PM Best Answer
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.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:03 AM
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.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:44 PM
What's the name of the third-party plugin you used?