Confused about best way to design child the way we would like. Is there a preferred method please? Thanks guys!
I design them using the Elementor builder and simply export the homepage design – i personally find this easiest.
@mark Here is an example on how to import the PP child theme homepage template to help get started: Video Example.
After you import the theme, and made all the changes you want, you would next need to create a page with the short code [premiumpress_elementor_template id="ELEMENTOR_TPL_ID"] and replace the ELEMENTOR_TPL_ID with the ID created from the import.
Then assign the page as the homepage in the WP settings.
Let me know if I need to clarify anything or you run into probs.
Wow! Thanks for the clarity JamesD and granular explanation. Thank you also Mark Fail for weighing in. Have a great day guys!
PS loved the video! Extremely helpful JamesD! Thanks again!
You’re welcome, glad it helped.
Hi JamesD. So elementor is used to edit every page in the child theme or no? Thanks! Just find the elementor thing very confusing and not natural. Maybe I am just old school haha:-)
Hi mark, I agree with you as far as Elementor adding confusion as well as adding another layer of learning for a WP theme. I’m more old school myself too and it can drive me crazy how some things aren’t as easy to alter as one would think.
If I’m understanding you correctly, I think it really depends on the page needing editing. Elementor widgets should help make things a little more “user friendly”, but there could be limitations on customizing.
A lot of the functionality seems to be part of Elementor now, but you should still be able to use WP sidebar widgets and page shortcodes or by editing template files.
Thank you JamesD! Just not a fan of elementor I’m afraid. Just seems counter-intuitive with an extra layer of bs to work through and of course you are relying on yet another plugin instead of native. Just my 2 cents.
You’re welcome mark.
I agree with you !00%
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