Dealing with page templates


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dsl2255

Posted: 3/23/2013
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From what I see so far, themes come with just 2 pages.
Aren't there any templates for other pages types (ie contact page, gallery, etc)?

Or is it possible to save a given page as template and use it later into another project?
 
Don

Posted: 3/23/2013
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Pages are created in the CMS. In this section of the forum I would assume you are using Wordpress. Artisteer is just for building the theme. Not content.
 
dsl2255

Posted: 3/23/2013
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Thanks Don, yes I was meaning WP.

I well understand about creating page content, but what about layout templates for pages? Not content, layout content.

Many themes are bundled with several page templates but with Artisteer we have only 2 from scratch. Is it possible to create some others?
 
Dimitri

Posted: 4/1/2013
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I would like to create several page templates. For instance i would like toe have a two coloum layout. But not on every page i want the left coloum to have a sidebare menu. In several cases I want hit to be empty. I think i need anouther page layout for this.
 
Tom van M

Posted: 4/1/2013
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Hi Dimitri,
With the plugin called "Display widgets" you can choose whether to have widgets on pages or don't show them on pages at all.

In Artisteer you make a three or two column template so Wordpress + this plugin will give you the option to put them in a certain column.
 
Nick

Posted: 4/1/2013
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@Dimitri:

1. Design your Artisteer theme with the maximum number of sidebars you want - 1 or 2 (the Sidebars, primary and secondary are labeled as columns in Artisteer, they include the content as part of the layout process with confuses some. So in Artisteer a one column theme means that you will have no sidebars, and 2 columns= 1 sidebar, etc...

2. So let's say you designed your theme to have 2 columns, the content being the one, and the primary sidebar, where you can stick your widgets in it. You can design this sidebar to be on the left or right of the page content.

3. Now by default, the sidebar, will be turned on for every page. You can turn it off for any page you want, while editing the page, look on the right side for a checkmark to turn it off, while editing that page.

Hence, you don't need a page template anymore just to turn of any of the sidebars. If you have 2 sidebars, you can have them off, just 1 off, or by default, both on.

And as Tom suggests, you can also decide individually the widgets to be displayed only on certain pages, but that was not your question.

Artisteer does a good job, by bringing a lot of useful functionality to the themes... these are 2 such examples, that I have not seen with other themes.


I hope this helps.
 
LenW

Posted: 4/2/2013
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This is related to a post I have just put on the forum.
http://www.artisteer.com/?post_id=219193&p=forum_post&forum_id=13
There is only one "blog" page in Artisteer, yet I want as different layout for a custom taxonomy I have created - to list products or items in a grid format. The "blog" or category page is a fixed layout, it cant be edited as content. I now know what file name I need, but artisteer cannot generate it for me. I can add it manualy, but if I upgrade the theme, I will need to add it manually again. So it does lack the ability to have multiple "blog" style pages.
LenW
 
Zach

Posted: 4/4/2013
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I am 100% in agreement with Nick, but I do also like creating multiple page templates in addition to using the checkboxes, to streamline certain functionality tweaks. For example, I have a page template for sales pages, where I have custom CSS styles that I want only applied to sales pages, since Artisteer appends the page template as a class to the body tag.

I did a video a while ago where I showed someone how to create a new page template (in his case, he wanted it to just show static HTML, but you can ignore that part.) You can check it out here:

http://artisteertutorial.com/artisteer/wordpress/how-to-create-a-static-html-wordpress-page-template/

And LenW, I personally would say to just make the manual adjustments to get the grid listing the way you want and simply not update your theme in the future -- just make any tweaks you have with CSS alone. (That's what I do on my sites.)

Hope that helps a little.

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Ron

Posted: 5/31/2013
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Quote Nick:

@Dimitri:

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3. Now by default, the sidebar, will be turned on for every page. You can turn it off for any page you want, while editing the page, look on the right side for a checkmark to turn it off, while editing that page.

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Nick, I don't see where you can edit each page and remove the sidebar. I remove from one page and it's gone for all.

 
Ian Smith

Posted: 9/20/2013
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:(
I agree with Ron

"Nick, I don't see where you can edit each page and remove the sidebar. I remove from one page and it's gone for all. "
???
 
gcm

Posted: 9/20/2013
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I'm assuming Nick meant you can turn off the sidebar when you are editing the page in Wordpress (not Artisteer)

Quote Ian Smith:

:(
I agree with Ron

"Nick, I don't see where you can edit each page and remove the sidebar. I remove from one page and it's gone for all. "
???


 
Nick

Posted: 9/20/2013
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Yes, from Wordpress. If you remove it from Artisteer, you will be removing it from the entire theme.
 
Nion

Posted: 4/4/2018
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Quote dsl2255:

From what I see so far, themes come with just 2 pages.
Aren't there any templates for other pages types (ie contact page, gallery, etc)?

Or is it possible to save a given page as a template and use it later into another project?

is it possible to make any custom WordPress theme in Artisteer?