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JudithKlinger

I've searched thru threads, but I'm still struggling with post layout. 

With Pagelines, I was able to set up this sort of post layout: http://www.issue01.w-edigest.org/go-fish/

I was able to position the author photo/link, title, date, text etc. 

I tried using Loops, with only one post and I can't seem to break apart or position those meta elements. 

Perhaps someone has found a plugin that might help? 

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Simon

There will be a new version shortly, fixes a couple of bugs.. but in the mean time..

The cool thing with the loops plugin is you dont have to use the loops at all!!

Lets say you want a totally unique 'posts' page, like you fishing example above, so you go to that fish post and select all of type.. then remove the content area totally...

Now add a text box and start adding the loops short codes!

[loops_title] 
[loops_author] 
[loops_content]

just as a simple example, then center justify, and thats it !

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JudithKlinger
58 minutes ago, Simon said:

There will be a new version shortly, fixes a couple of bugs.. but in the mean time..

The cool thing with the loops plugin is you dont have to use the loops at all!!

Lets say you want a totally unique 'posts' page, like you fishing example above, so you go to that fish post and select all of type.. then remove the content area totally...

Now add a text box and start adding the loops short codes!

[loops_title] 
[loops_author] 
[loops_content]

just as a simple example, then center justify, and thats it !

I had a feeling it was somewhere in there..but kept missing the boat. Quick question, you say: "select all of type".   Where is that? Within Builder? 

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Simon

Yea i mean the scope..

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Next version of loops has pagination too ;)

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JudithKlinger
8 minutes ago, Simon said:

Next version of loops has pagination too ;)

You know pagination makes my heart beat faster...but back to the Loops who will not unlock their secrets. I've added the text boxes, with separate loop shortcodes in each text box. 

But, no magic happens.... should I be putting the loop code somewhere else? 

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Simon

Save, refresh the page

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JudithKlinger
2 minutes ago, Simon said:

Save, refresh the page

hmmm... no change. Even did a cache clear. 

Pagelines.com as the active theme. 

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Simon

did you add the shortcodes as rich text?

Did you click the raw html 1st?

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JudithKlinger
1 minute ago, Simon said:

did you add the shortcodes as rich text?

Did you click the raw html 1st?

No to both. 

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Simon

you do have the plugin active right?

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JudithKlinger
1 minute ago, Simon said:

you do have the plugin active right?

 

1 minute ago, Simon said:

you do have the plugin active right?

Yes. And yes I double checked...been a long day. And damn late for you! 

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PM me a login, lets see whats goin on here.

Ive just pushed the pagination fixes.. obviously they only work if you are using the actual loops section..

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Yea all fixed then, looks like you pasted it from somewhere and pasted all the formatting code too.

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4 minutes ago, Simon said:

PM me a login, lets see whats goin on here.

Ive just pushed the pagination fixes.. obviously they only work if you are using the actual loops section..

 

2 minutes ago, Simon said:

Yea all fixed then, looks like you pasted it from somewhere and pasted all the formatting code too.

Ah ha! I'm the Queen of Paste because I can't proofread. However, still no content appearing. I see title and author, but no content. Did a cache clear as well.   Do you see the post content? 

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Simon

You need to update the loops plugin... 

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JudithKlinger
5 minutes ago, Simon said:

You need to update the loops plugin... 

That worked; however it stripped out some of the formatting. See screenshot. Where you see the bold, those were new paragraphs/headers.

I went back into the WP text edit, and the formatting is still there, but it's not displaying. 

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 7.14.04 PM.png

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JudithKlinger

If I change "Experimentation - from Dairy to Muskmelons" to h2, the formatting works. If I use strong, the line breaks won't work. 

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I have no idea how you are editing the post, it does not contain even one paragraph tag.

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9 minutes ago, Simon said:

I have no idea how you are editing the post, it does not contain even one paragraph tag.

Don't worry about this.. it's far from where I want it to be formatting-wise. It's just a test post. But, it did strip out formatting that was there before. If it happens again, I'll speak up. 

Last question: Is there a list anywhere that details what loop meta we can use in the text boxes? i.e. featured image, category etc. (I solemnly promise not to copy/paste.)

 

Simon, many thanks for the super quick and thorough responses. Greatly appreciated! 

 

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1st the shortcodes would never ever strip post content... 

The usual way that happens is switched from rich to text in the post editor.

All the shortcodes do is display whatever you have added to the post content area, be it rich text, just text, html whatever, it just displays whatever is there. Only you can change whats in the post content area by gfoing to the post edit area and changing it ;)

Here is a screenshot of the (so far) shortcodes provided by the loops plugin:

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JudithKlinger

hmmm... what about featured image? 

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JudithKlinger
2 minutes ago, Simon said:

[loops_media]

And that is precisely why you get the big bucks! Grazie!

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JudithKlinger

There was an update today...but that wasn't the one that fixed the Ultimate Shortcode plugin, is it? 

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