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Magazine-style start page with default sidebar and more – – Take 2

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  • #1199

    bjay1000
    Member

    Sorry I started this in another thread, and I’m not being given the option to reply to you there.

    Here is what I asked:

    I have Startup Pro. My page so far is here: http://blog.diabeticmommy.com/blog/

    I want a start page with the default sidebar.

    I also want:

    I want the content to include a “featured” post at the top with a large pic and caption.
    I also want a listing of most recent posts – thumbnails and short excerpts
    I want other areas where I can enter text for news and other info.
    Possibly an area with a listing of categories

    In addition, I would like the default sidebar to NOT appear on some pages, like on the Group page because the content seems to be running into the sidebar. Or if there is a way to stop this from happening, that would be great. My group page: http://blog.diabeticmommy.com/groups

    Thank you for your help with the links and removing the sidebar from the Buddypress pages. :)

    However, I still have questions about the layout of the start page. I want to know if there is a way to make an easy-to-update, attractive, magazine-style front page. One that has a featured post (with pic and caption) and latest posts (with pics and excerpts) and other areas to enter text or html or widgets….while still showing my default sidebar.

    You suggested a plug-in but it looks like it only makes a text list. Maybe I haven’t looked at it close enough.

    I would use the grid, but it appears it won’t display the sidebar.

    #1192

    bjay1000
    Member

    I have Startup Pro. My page so far is here: http://blog.diabeticmommy.com/blog/

    I want a start page with the default sidebar.

    I also want:

    • I want the content to include a “featured” post at the top with a large pic and caption.
    • I also want a listing of most recent posts – thumbnails and short excerpts
    • I want other areas where I can enter text for news and other info.
    • Possibly an area with a listing of categories

    In addition, I would like the default sidebar to NOT appear on some pages, like on the Group page because the content seems to be running into the sidebar. Or if there is a way to stop this from happening, that would be great. My group page: http://blog.diabeticmommy.com/groups

    #1193

    bjay1000
    Member

    Also the links in the default sidebar and in the post info sections are blue. I don’t mind the font style, but I would like to change the color of the links. How can I do that?

    #1194

    StartupWP
    Support

    Here’s how to set a custom frontpage:

    https://startupwp.com/topic/setting-a-static-frontpage-and-posts-page/

    Since you’ll be using a static page, you’ll probably want a plugin like:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/list-category-posts/

    For listing posts in it.

    For the link colors, give this a try:

    a {
      color: #FA73B6;
    }

    For BuddyPress pages, try:

    .buddypress #content {
      width: 92%;
    }
    .buddypress #sidebar {
      display: none;
    }
    .buddypress li:before {
      content: "" !important;
    }

    For adding CSS, see https://startupwp.com/topic/customizing-your-theme/

    #1204

    StartupWP
    Support

    Not sure why you couldn’t reply to the other topic, but we’ve gone ahead and just merged the two.

    Yes, with a little CSS styling we can help you make a magazine style layout, but first we need to understand exactly the following, are you trying to move the blog page to the homepage or you want posts on the homepage and the blog page as well?

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