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DMS 2 Magazine style (2-column post) in DMS2?


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Hi. Just wondering if it is no longer possible to have magazine-style? I don't see it in "Post Layouts" ?

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Ok, I just found that under the 'legacy' option which I see will not be available  moving forward. In that case, how to achieve the same look?  I want to have the first post on the blog page appear full-width, and other ones appear 2-columns summary, same as shown here:

 

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If I were you I'd use the PinsPro section or the theme.  It creates a nice Pinterest style blog page.  Just create a page titled "blog" or whatever and point the WPSettings for blog to that page.  You could try using Flipper at the top of the page with just one post.   You have to limit flippers categories and PinsPro (which I'm not sure can be limited).

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jmad thanks, I'll check it out.

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I have the PinsPro section not theme installed on MistyOlsen dot com if you want to take a look.  I have it styled to match the design of the site.  And you do have to add the below CSS or the pins overlap.  I think the section is actually called PostPins and the Theme is PinsPro.  Good luck.

 

/*corrects postpin spacing issue in theme*/

.postpin-wrap {

width: 244px;

}

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jmad where would I add the CSS to?  

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Hi Michael_J

I use for this a Danny´s Child Theme, this works fine to me in all update.

https://github.com/Dannyholt/skeleton

 

You can install the .zip like a theme in your dashboard > themes > upload

and the copy/paste yours CSS rules in the style.css

http://screencast.com/t/sZXzimY7x

 

I use the Child because I read this after update the theme

Please Note: Any customizations you have made to theme files will be lost. Please consider using child themes for modifications.

You can see the image

http://screencast.com/t/FeFQEG1Qav

 

You take a look to this too

http://docs.pageline...ase-child-theme

 

Very good Photographies and information in your Page

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Hi again

Of course, you can add this CSS rules at

"Custom LESS/CSS" in Chrome editor

 

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batman how do you install as child?

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If you this is your site or you don't need much CSS then I'd just drop it into the custom CSS area of DMS its the < > symbols or where it says custom.

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jmad I tried the code but that does not seem to work :(

 

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batman what is the difference between Dany's child and the parent theme?  I did install it, but not activated yet :)

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Hi Michael_J

What did you install ?

You need the Skeleton from Danny, you copy the CSS above into the Child...

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@batmanyes I installed Skeleton. Just not sure why to insert CSS into Skeleton, and not insert into parent?

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My skeleton theme is just a child theme for DMS. If you enable it, it won't have any impact on your sites layout etc.. (but perform a backup just as a precaution). For more information on what a child theme is and why you should be using it, see the WordPress codex article here - http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

 

In regards to where you add the code, if you have the skeleton theme active. You can add the code to either the DMS CSS/LESS editor under the Custom tab or you can add it to the style.css or style.less file, the choice is up to you. However, I personally prefer to use the style.css file, but if you plan on taking advantage of LESS CSS, then add it style.less file.

 

If the code doesn't work, try prefixing it with #site so the code looks like this:

 

#site .postpin-wrap {

  width: 244px;
}

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Danny thanks I've got it running though I'm still not clear on the reason for using a child theme.  Also, why do you personally prefer using the style.css file? 

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Hi Michael_J

In the Danny´s link 

http://codex.wordpre...rg/Child_Themes

You can see first

 

Why use a Child Theme?

Here are a few reasons:

  • If you modify an existing theme and it is updated, your changes will be lost. With a child theme, you can update the parent theme (which might be important for security or functionality) and still keep your changes.
  • It can speed up development time.
  • It’s a great way to get started if you are just learning WordPress theme development.

;)

 

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