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Danny

Hello, everyone.

As you're aware, I am in the process of writing the documentation for the Platform plugin as well as creating introduction videos for all sections.

Although this is a rough draft of the video, it should give you some idea as to what to expect from them. Please check it out on the link below, please do not share the video, as it is a draft and contains some mistakes.

Another idea for the section docs after they're finished was to add the following:

A reference to the shortcode that generates the section, so you can quickly see the shortcode that generates that section. Like so:

[pl_section section="boxes" id="Unique ID"]

Another idea was to include some of the sections classes, as a reference:

.pl-sn-boxes
.box-title
.boxes-pad
.boxes-media
.boxes-icon

Let me know what you think of these ideas and the video please.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDSxOGFQbE0


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Aires

Awesome job I like where you are headed with this @Danny


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Simon

Nice and simple, good job!

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jdbrasesco

Great start @Danny  On the video it would be nice if you went in order and covered each area in the menu for each section (ie Configuration, Padding/Margin, Grid/Sizing, Font/Alignment, Background/Color, & Advanced).  The suggested inclusion of section classes is great!  I've wanted that for years.  Helping people make CSS modifications easier will cut down the volume of requests in the forum a lot in the long run.

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Gavin_

Good video Danny, nice and succinct, I agree about running through the other options (padding / margin etc). 
Also maybe you could throw in a tip - like "when copying content into the text editor from a word doc or another format the html will be copied as well, this can be edited in raw text mode, or better copy the content into a text editor first to 'clean it of all unneeded html"

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Danny

Thanks for the geat feedback. In regards to the other options i.e. padding/margin and so forth. Once, all sections have been covered in a similar fashion to the Text section. I was going to create a video explaining each of those options, as we have a separate doc called Standard section options, so it would be best to place a video explaining those options there.

As the Text section video was a draft, when recording the final video, I will see how it works with adding an explanation for copying text lets say from a word document to the Text section editor.


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micstepl
19 hours ago, Danny said:

Hello, everyone.

As you're aware, I am in the process of writing the documentation for the Platform plugin as well as creating videos an introduction video for all sections.

Although this is a rough draft of the video, it should give you some idea as to what to expect from all videos. Please check it out on the link below, please do not share the video, as it is a draft and contains some mistakes.

Another idea for the section docs after they're finished was to add the following:

The shortcode that generates the section, so you can quickly see the shortcode that generates that section. Like so:

[pl_section section="boxes" id="Unique ID"]

Another idea was to include some of the sections classes, as a reference:

.pl-sn-boxes
.box-title
.boxes-pad
.boxes-media
.boxes-icon

Let me know what you think of these ideas and the video please.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDSxOGFQbE0

Great stuff 

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JudithKlinger

"Video has been removed by user." ? 

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Danny

Hi, Judith.

Yeah, I removed it as it was replaced with a new video. Please check the following pages and let me know if these docs are useful or if anything is missing.

http://www.pagelines.com/resources/text/
http://www.pagelines.com/resources/image/
http://www.pagelines.com/resources/button/


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JudithKlinger
1 hour ago, Danny said:

Hi, Judith.

Yeah, I removed it as it was replaced with a new video. Please check the following pages and let me know if these docs are useful or if anything is missing.

http://www.pagelines.com/resources/text/
http://www.pagelines.com/resources/image/
http://www.pagelines.com/resources/button/

 

Under text: 1st sentence under Settings: As with all section,  revise to As with all sections, (also occurs under Image & button) 

Bit further down: Control the tag that wrap the subheader, revise to tag that wraps the

I'd like it there was a short explanation of why I would want/need to "Toggle Raw Text" Realize it's in the video, but would be helpful in the text as well. 

Videos are clear & succinct. Well done! (Avoid use of the word simply..just say what needs to be done)

Question on Button: is there any Mail Chimp API integration or that's down the road? 

 

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Danny

Thanks for the feedback and yeah, simply keeps making an appearance that is noted for the other videos.

In regards for MailChimp integration, I do not believe this is going to be included. The button section was designed to allow you to quickly add a button to your page, which can be used on it's own or in a combination with other sections such as Text or Image.

If you want MailChimp integration, I do not think you can go wrong with GravityForms and their MailChimp add-on.

Also, another video - http://www.pagelines.com/resources/embed/


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Tim Holmes

Hey, Danny. Is the PL5 overview available anywhere? I'm trying to get my production designer oriented to PL5 and thought the overview would be a great start; I just can't find the video.

Thanks much.

 

Update: Found it. Thx.

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JudithKlinger

Tiny proofread correction: In the builder, if you go to any Basics section, Advanced > "Additional Section Classes"...the little tip message:  Separate is spelled incorrectly. 

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