Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
The Tennis Chick

Can't Access All Templates

Recommended Posts

The Tennis Chick

Hi :-)

I'm trying to create pages in my site, but in the "page attributes" on the right side of a new page, I don't have all the options ... I only have default, and up to "template 5"... There is no "blog" or any other template listed that I can access...

So my solution was to create my blog posts on a regular template page, however they still show up as a "blog" template, because even though I have the secondary sidebar hidden on it, it shows up... But when I go into the "drag and drop" are to remove the secondary side bar, it takes that element out of every template page :-(

Can someone please help?

Thanks in advance :-)


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jen

If I understand .....

The blog is a 'special page' and thus not an available template for pages. The blog template is only used by PageLines and WordPress for a blog (list of posts with optional thumbnails, excerpts and links). Since you can only have one blog, you don't need to apply the blog template anywhere. Once a page is designated as the blog (Dashboard > Settings > Reading), the template is automatically applied to the portion of the page where the post list appears. I suspect that the reason we don't filter it out is that one may also apply a different template when creating the static page, even though the special page template predominates all other settings.

Try this if you will

Go to Dashboard > PageLines > Page Options and select Blog Page then you can hidden the secondary sidebar.

If this don´t work wait for a moderator´s reply


Life is too short to remove USB safely ...

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Jen, Batman's correct about the blog template being a special page.

As for the sidebars, you're doing things globally, rather than on the page level. When you go to Dashboard > PageLines > Page Options and edit a template, you're doing that for the entire site. If you go to Dashboard > PageLines > Drag & Drop, you're adding or removing elements to the templates for use as called. But, if you go to any individual page, you can then scroll down to PageLines Meta Settings and hide sidebars or enable them as you deem fit. Many of our clients activate lots of sidebars globally, then hide them globally as well, enabling the ones they want on a page-by-page basis.

I would recommend reading through the documentation at http://www.pagelines.com/wiki

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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  

  • Similar Content

    • Jared Smith
      By Jared Smith+
      I haven't figured out how to get the "Sync Loaded Item" option in templates menu of Platform 5 to stay checked. It doesn't give me an option to save settings when I select it, and when I select it then click off the editor, it unselects. Also if I select it before loading a template, it doesn't stay checked there either.  Whats going on?
    • Queue-it
      By Queue-it+
      I created a Pagelines template for a "Post type" post. Whenever creating a new post page it firstly display that template post and I have to manually change it in the scope from "All of type posts " to "Current page". 
      Is there a way to fix that? 

    • richardjacruz
      By richardjacruz+
      I'm building a website in a dev environment at
      I want to import a bunch of products, and then have the products have a different template than the default template. 
      I also want to change the default template for blog posts.
      Before I go making changes, can I do this where the post type of "products" has its own global template, and the same with blog posts?
      For instance, in a product I might want to have a widget for categories, similar products, etc., and in the blog I may want list of the latest posts, blog categories, link to an email sign-up landing page, etc.
    • abuzzelli
      By abuzzelli+
      Is there a shortcode or a way to automatically pull the site name into the footer or elsewhere?
    • seanocaside21
      By seanocaside21+
      An old client of mine has come across an issue with their website. 
      The site is fine on the front end but when you log into the DMS editor the 'About' page template isnt available instead the template for the 'Print Services' page appears
      Here is the live About page http://www.digicom.ie/about/. And see attached file for what i see in the back end.
      In the page settings i can see that the wrong page template is active but I'm not sure how this is the case if the live page is correct. The client assures me they didnt activate the template. 
      Any help at all?