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WordPress Page Builder Plugin

Using Page Builder by SiteOrigin for WordPress

If you have worked with WordPress one of the things you notice right away is how limited the Page and Post editor is. Very simple but not a lot of tools to work with. Well there’s a reason for this in that WordPress is Blog and used to create Post entries, a picture and paragraph.

With the popularity of WordPress growing, designers continue to push the limits.

Here’s the good news, you can replace the default editor with a Plugin. There are a variety of Editors you can install that will give you further functionality. Some work fairly well others are a bit buggy.

As a designer I mostly do Page and Post design by editing the Code (the text tab). This is typically what you would need to do to achieve advanced layout and formatting.
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Help With Joomla Layout Design

Joomla Layout Designer Arizona

– Joomla Website Design Services Arizona –

If you’re just getting started, take a look at the Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla!. There are a great many conceptual ideas there that you need to understand.

There are five parts to setting up your frontpage.

  1. Choose a desirable template for your site. Install it, and get it basically working. The template determines the column layout for your site.
  2. Choose and configure your modules, so your frontpage displays the right menus, etc. Modules are those things like menus, login forms, banner-ad positions, “Breaking News” boxes, etc., that show up on the pages of your site.
    • Use Extensions/Module Manager in your backend menu to do this. Edit each module in turn to place it in the correct spot on your template (for example, right, left, breadcrumb, etc.)
    • You can disable the modules you don’t want to see, enable the ones you do, position them within your template, and control their order from the Module Manager. When you’re doing this, make sure you have not enabled caching.
    • If caching is enabled, it may look like your changes are not taking effect, which can drive you crazy.
    • Use the Preview button on the backend (upper right), and Shift-Reload on your browser, liberally to make sure you have things right. Change one thing in the backend, then view the frontpage again.
    • Note well: all modules in 1.5 are controlled from Extensions / Module Manager, even the ones that aren’t really extensions.
  3. Make sure your frontpage is configured so that the front page manager can control the order of articles in your front page. You need to set certain advanced parameters correctly.
  4. Use the Content Manager to enable certain articles to be published on the frontpage. Only enable the ones you want on the frontpage.
  5. Use the Front Page manager to set the order of articles on your frontpage.

– Information about Joomla Templates found on http://docs.joomla.org –

– Click here to view full article and more information about Joomla Layouts –

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Help With WordPress Themes

Custom WordPress Themes Design Arizona

WordPress Theme Website Design Services Arizona

theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. A theme modifies the way the weblog is displayed, without modifying the underlying software. Essentially, the WordPress theme system is a way to skin your blog.

– Information about WordPress Themes found on http://codex.wordpress.org –

– Click here to view full article and more information about WordPress Themes –

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