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Best Answer Rob , 12 February 2013 - 05:44 AM

If I understand this correctly, you want panels of content from different parts of the site brought forth to a specific page for display. Are we discussing categories as the source of the content?  Will this be like blog posts with excerpt, title, link and thumbnail or, just select information?

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#1 etcio

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

Is there a generally accepted "best practice" for calling and displaying the content of multiple pages on one page.

I'm trying to setup a paneled parallax style website for a client, and would like to be able to have them create the "panels" as separate, logical pages.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Hi,

 

I'm not entirely sure to be honest, however you will most likely want to use this:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

I've been chatting with another user offline about this, and I responded as below.

 

I think I might approach it a bit differently.

Instead of hacking together a child theme to try to get it to loop through - I might write a custom section that allows me to pull the content of a page/post. This would allow me to use any of the page/post editing tools to generate the content, but still follow Pagelines convention regarding section placement and canonical CSS references.

 

I don't want to break PageLines convention, but the current "contentbox" or standardized "sections" don't allow for free form design and development of the page. This causes a problem mainly with regards to full-width CSS declarations, the subject of which I'm about to create another post about.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:44 AM   Best Answer

If I understand this correctly, you want panels of content from different parts of the site brought forth to a specific page for display. Are we discussing categories as the source of the content?  Will this be like blog posts with excerpt, title, link and thumbnail or, just select information?



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:48 AM

Yes, kind of - but only because of the inherent limitations of sections. Pulling in the content from a page/post will allow me to use layout or markup tools to manipulate the content.

However, with that said, I did speak with Nick, and there's a way to use CSS to "break" the full-width limitations of the content area. As a proof of concept, though, I'm trying to use Pagelines using its built-in components, without the need to refactor the convention that Pagelines operates within.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:51 AM

In that case, I'll leave it to you and Nick. :)



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

Etcio - Did you and Nick come to any conclusions on this topic?  If so, can you share what you learned here or point me to where I can read about this same issue.  Thanks.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:54 PM

Etcio - Did you and Nick come to any conclusions on this topic?  If so, can you share what you learned here or point me to where I can read about this same issue.  Thanks.

 

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:54 PM

Is this topic resolved?



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:57 PM

Yes.