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Differentiate Page Layouts from Post Layouts

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The reason I need to do these different types of templates is that I am creating a silo structure on my site.

 

For Pages - I do not want any sidebars because I want the reader to focus mainly on that Page.

 

For Posts - I want the sidebars since they are link rich which is good for the search engines.

 

At this time, I have to set the default layout to have sidebars and suppress the sidebars in the Page Meta.  This is not do-able if the site grows to thousands of pages.

 

Most legacy themes had this differentiation between page layouts from post layouts.

I want some templates that are full width and some templates with sidebars. 

I am trying to get at least the posts to have sidebars like this:
http://demos.offlinebusinessthemes.com/mortgage/sidebar-no-footer/

and the pages to full width like this:
http://demos.offlinebusinessthemes.com/mortgage/full-page-with-spotlight/

and some pages without the spotlight like this:
http://demos.offlinebusinessthemes.com/mortgage/full-page/

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HI,

 

We provide a default layout and allow users to control their posts and pages layouts on a per page/post basis. If you have a thousand pages and do not have the time to configure these pages individually. Then the quickest method would be to do the opposite and set your default layout to full width and then individually configure your posts layouts.

I will speak to our developers and see if there is anyway to add some filter to automatically set pages and posts layouts individually. As soon as I have more information, I will reply here.

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I agree this would be a useful feature.

 

I'm new to Pagelines & generally very impressed but a few things seem harder than they should be; setting up a default page as distinct from a default post design is definitely on that list for me.

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Hi,

 

The first thing to remember is that there's a huge difference between themes and PageLines Framework. In our product, you can use settings, rather than code, to add sections.  The PageLines Meta Settings, for example, put controls on a page level, while the Page Options are global.

 

If anyone wants to change the templates of posts, all they need to do is modify the Blog Post template either under Page Templates (full width) or Content Area (where the content goes).  These can be manually modified from the post under PageLines Meta Settings or, globally via Dashboard > PageLines > Page Options > Blog Page, then selecting the section you want modified.  If you want to turn sections off globally, you have several options available.  Either use settings or remove the section via Drag & Drop.  Either way, it takes just seconds to accomplish amazing things that might have taken hours using a theme.

 

I hope this helps everyone.  There's tons of great documentation located at http://support.pagelines.me/docs/

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