[Resolved] Adding banners to category pages

This topic contains 6 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Andrew Misplon 2 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #4055

    PSBakh
    Participant

    Hey guys!
    So I’m using your awesome theme to build another site and I have a question regarding adding banners to category pages.

    As you can see from the link below, this site has four dynamic pages which will act as listings for Workshops, News and Events. I thought it would be nice to create a title banner for each of the pages to save them from otherwise being text heavy, however as I’m not familiar with php coding, any advise on how to do this would be appreciated.

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    Thank you!

    #4057

    Andrew Misplon
    Keymaster

    Sure 🙂 I’m offline for a bit but will take a look and reply as soon as I’m back.

    #4064

    Andrew Misplon
    Keymaster

    Hi PSBakh

    Thanks for your support.

    We could use a child theme and add custom widget areas. A possibly easier idea is as follows:

    1. Go to Pages and create a page for each of your categories, create a page called Workshops etc.
    2. On each page click on the Page Builder tab and insert a Post Loop widget. Select the Blog loop or your chosen loop template.
    3. In the query builder go to the Taxonomies field and start typing the name of the category to be displayed, it will appear in an autoselect list.

    Once this is done you’ll be free to insert additional content above the post loop and also choose the page template.

    Let me know how this goes 🙂

    #4085

    PSBakh
    Participant

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for your reply!
    The carousel idea would be the easiest option, however I would prefer for the pages to look more like a blog archive, with brief excerpts from each post. A bit like I’ve done here – http://lucyjaneatkinson.com/work/

    How would I go about adding a custom widget area? I am already working on a child theme of Ultra.

    #4092

    Andrew Misplon
    Keymaster

    Thanks for checking this out. My idea was to use the Post Loop (PB) widget which would give you the option to use the Blog template. It sounds like you might have inserted the Post Carousel widget which is similar but only has the single carousel template.

    #4125

    PSBakh
    Participant

    Hey Andrew,
    You’re right! I used the wrong widget. Sorry about that. Post Loop works great. Thank you!

    #4126

    Andrew Misplon
    Keymaster

    Super 🙂 Glad to hear that helped.

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