Switching to static site & showcasing categories

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  • #79847

    cherilucas
    Staff
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    Site URL: http://cherilucasrowlands.com

    I love Zuki and have used various front page configurations. But I’ve decided to make my site more of a static landing page, as I won’t be posting regularly, so it doesn’t make sense to have a front page magazine-style layout anymore.

    I’m trying to find the best way to feature my main categories and direct visitors to these posts. Currently, I’m using image widgets to do so, but they don’t quite look right. (The images feel too big to be clickable, and I’d rather not have a sidebar at all.)

    Any suggestions?

    I’m hoping to stay with Zuki, but I fear I may have to switch to a static portfolio-type site.

    Thanks in advance, Ellen!

    #79944

    ellenbauer
    Theme Author

    Hi Cheri,

    I love your blog, I’m so happy that you still like Zuki :)

    At the moment the theme does not have an option for multicolumn content areas, but since the self-hosted Zuki theme offers shortcode for this, I could just try to add the CSS for the multi-column areas in the theme here as then.

    This way you could build your own let’s say 3-column content area ans use the full-width page template. The widgets you have in the sidebar right now, could maybe go in the footer instead?

    I will try to add the necessary CSS today and let you know again here in the thread, as soon as I have a solution.

    Best, Ellen

    #79955

    cherilucas
    Staff
    Original poster

    Sounds great — I’m open to trying a multi-column area in a full-width page template.

    I added the current sidebar widgets only to fill the space — I’d probably just delete them later, we’ll see.

    I know this isn’t a technical support issue and is more of a feature request, so I appreciate your time and response, and no rush. Thanks!

    #80245

    ellenbauer
    Theme Author

    Hi Cheri,

    I’m so sorry it took me a few days! Now I finally added the CSS for multi-column layouts. So if you want you can use the “FullWidth” page template and add the following additional div’s to your text editor:

    <div class="three-columns-one">
    now add your content for the first column here...
    </div>
    
    <div class="three-columns-one">
    and your content for the second column here...
    </div>
    
    <div class="three-columns-one last">
    and your content for the third column here...
    </div>
    
    <div class="divider"></div>

    The width of each column will be 376px, so your images for the categories should be at least as big. Then you can add titles or additional text content, just as you like.

    If you have any trouble with the code, please just let me know.
    Best, Ellen

    #80252

    cherilucas
    Staff
    Original poster

    Thanks so much, Ellen.

    I’ve made a front-page grid (ended up doing two columns of categories). That’s pretty much what I wanted, so thank you.

    I need to make some adjustments and will play around with it more, as I might try adding other things. But from here, I should be able to make it exactly the way I want it.

    I really appreciate your time! Thank you.

    #80262

    ellenbauer
    Theme Author

    Great, I’m happy that I could help! If you have any more questions, please just let me know.

    Best, Ellen

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