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inov8ed

Best way to go about adding rss boxes to page (not sidebar)

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inov8ed

Hi, My goal is to have a page called "Resources" with a number of boxes/areas on this page with various RSS feeds. Almost like a news center area with links in various categories. I have tried some different options and there seems to be a number of different ways to do this. I was wondering if I can tap into the experts to see what you think might be the best way to go about it. 1. Create a page with multiple RSS widgets. This seems a bit harder than I would have thought, but I could probably create a page with a full width sidebar and add a bunch of RSS widgets with different tags. Ideally, it would be best with 2 columns so I would have to find a way to do it. No plugin or extra stuff needed. 2. Create a page and use a plugin to add shortcodes for different RSS feeds. This is pretty easy, but not really re-usable anywhere but that page, and I have to style up the page with tables or something to make the boxes look nice. 3. Create a category of soapboxes for resources and then use the plugin shortcodes in each soapbox. The nice thing about this is that I can have a Resources page setup with the soapboxes and its all set to go. I could even add these soapboxes to other pages in the future. Seems like the most scalable... I am leaning towards option 3 as it takes advantage of some of the interesting options PlatformPro has. Although, in the end, option 2 might be the easiest one to setup. Any thoughts or other ideas are most welcome. Thanks. -Adam

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kastelic

I would go with number 2, then you could wrap each shortcode feed in a div and give it any kind of class or id you want to style the page. Sounds like your gonna figure it out in a way that works for you though!

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inov8ed

I guess I really like the look of the way the sidebars do it, but adding sidebars into the pages looks to be annoying. I guess #2 would be easiest and I can probably copy most of the ids and classes from the sidebars in order to make it look similar. Do I just wrap it in a div class of widget? -Adam

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timlinson

You could call it "widget" if you wanted, but I'd be more specific.. there might be a generic widget class in the core styles already. The idea is to give it your own unique class, and then you can reference it with your own css rules.

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inov8ed

How do I add onto an existing class? Lets say I wanted it to be widget plus somre more custom CSS. How do I code that in the CSS? -Adam

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cmunns

You could always use the morefoot sidebar or register your own that behave as that does.

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