• 0
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

How to customize individual posts with sections without messing up templates

Question

Posted · Report post

I'm trying to get all fancy and convert a current post by swapping out the main content with an array of iBoxes, media boxes, etc.

However, each time I try to do this, no matter how consistently I think I'm checking "section options: local" it seems to affect all posts.

 

Is there a way to simply lock down all DMS formatting pages on a single page so that it doesn't impact the rest of the site?

 

(if there is an exisiting tutorial on this, feel free to steer me there).

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

12 answers to this question

  • 0

Posted · Report post

Hi there, the framework used to have the options to hide sections on a single post/blog template. So you could add everything then hide/display according to what was needed on the page etc. DMS doesn't have this option inbuilt, I would imagine this decision was made to make the admin panel as uncomplicated as possible etc.

 

You can still hide/display per post using css, but obviously this will need to be done for each section on each page you want to affect.

 

Would you like us to log in the tracker the request for the hide/display options to be added to DMS?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

HI,

 

The Post local option allows you to configure the sections individually on a per post basis. However, if you remove a section or add a section to a post, these changes will be universal throughout all the site.

So unfortunately, it is not currently possible to have one section display on one post and not on others.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Wow. I was afraid of this.

 

Well, then, consider this a major feature request. Seems to really limit the full potential of DMS.

 

Thanks for the reply!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Wait - I could create custom templates though, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Hi markland

 

Also rised that issue and I am very interested to find an answer to that

Yes, apart from a few bugs, DMS is really great and not being able to assign templetes to posts is like a residue of old paradigm into a brand new world ...

 

I'll post here if I find and answer - kindly let me know if you do.

 

I am learning and heard about custom classes but have no idea how that works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Surprising especially since Pagelines Framework does allow this, more or less.

 

But thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Hi James,

 

Thanks for your reply,

 

I am not sure if what you describe comes close to that but I would definitely love to be able to assign different templates to posts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Thanks James - yes!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Logged in the tracker :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Thanks. :-)

 

Any chance it will come up with DMS 1. or will we have to get it with 2.0?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Oh, thanks!

:-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0