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Widgets per Page Feature

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Hello guys, This is Jay Henderson a User Experience Designer / Front End Developer. I wanted to post on the forum about a new idea on widgets. As a front end developer developing on wordpress for information architecture and user experience is a breeze. I chose a drag and drop theme which will allow me creativity in my wireframing process. I'm starting to love the features that are implemented for platform pro 1.3! I feel this was the missing piece in my exploration with the theme framework. I will admit that I was a bit overwhelmed with the features. But now that documentation is getting better with images and video, im learning how to use the feature sets! Now to the idea about the widgets for the theme. I have a portfolio theme that allows me to create a sidebar widget for EACH PAGE if i wanted. The logic behind this is that based on which page, I have the option of checking a box and creating a unique widget based on that page! I don't know if you guys have considered this option, but it would be helpful in page layout. The idea behind this would help because on a video page, I can implement videos from youtube to match the soapboxes. I know the main sidebar and secondary sidebar are great additions. But if you could create a function that would take a if loop and check to see if there are any pages created in the wordpress platform theme, then from that if statement print out a OPTION to turn that page into it's own sidebar widget. Then the user would be able to go into the appearance section and upload content into that page's sidebar widget. I can take screenshots of the idea if needed so that a pdf workflow is shown if needed. Please let me know if this is feesible. It would help with my project milestone time lol!! Thanks for the consideration

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That would be great indeed! How do you do this momentarely ? I was looking how to do this and found this post

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Tonny, I'm not sure that we can do this at the moment without tampering with the functionality. I'm going to keep opening this forum post until one of the PageLines development team takes notice! I really need this feature and my satisfaction will be complete!! Because my focus is primarily with video in the sidebar creating a unique experience and adding different content per page, especially via the navigation menu!!

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Bryan, Ill take a look at this plugin and evaluate it's use because Im not a seasoned pro just yet with PHP but for the sake of development on a upcoming web design project. Ill have to do some research on this plugin. Just wanted to pitch this idea for a possible feature idea in the future!!

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