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Creating Featured Content

3 years 4 months ago #125125 by rain.jones@yahoo.co.uk
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Hello,

I am trying to display some featured content on my homepage, in a certain way, I've attached a screenshot of another site displaying content in the same way, I'm thinking I need to use panels to achieve this, and have followed the panels class, and created a custom layout to hold my content, but it didn't quite work out, do you have any classes that will show me how to set this up properly, please?

Many thanks


Lorraine Jones


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3 years 4 months ago #125126 by Daniel Pickering
Replied by Daniel Pickering on topic Creating Featured Content
Hi Lorraine have you watched the Panels class already ?

www.ostraining.com/class/panels

Thanks
Daniel

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3 years 4 months ago #125132 by rain.jones@yahoo.co.uk
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Hi Daniel,

Yes, is that the best way? I'm thinking I will re-do the class then.

Thank you

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3 years 4 months ago #125135 by Daniel Pickering
Replied by Daniel Pickering on topic Creating Featured Content
Hi Lorraine,

rain.jones@yahoo.co.uk wrote: Yes, is that the best way?


Well best is subjective some prefer display suit to panels we also have a tutorial series on that as well.

Personally I try do everything with block layouts, panels/display suit just makes changing the block regions easier. You are basically assigning content to sections of each page.

Thanks
Daniel

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3 years 4 months ago #125148 by rain.jones@yahoo.co.uk
Replied by rain.jones@yahoo.co.uk on topic Creating Featured Content
Thank you Daniel, I'm really beginning to get a grasp of Drupal, especially views, its just that sometimes I'm not sure which way is the best way around things, and wondered about the display suite, as I have not done that tutorial yet.

I tried to create the layout I wanted using custom layout, but I want my featured content to intially view in a slideshow and then into the style i sent to you, as we have a wordpress site that works that way and I really like it, when I tried to create it, the panel ended up being bigger than the space it needs to fit in, I guess I just need to play a bit more.

Thank you anyway

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3 years 4 months ago #125166 by Daniel Pickering
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Hi Lorraine keep us posted :)

Thanks
Daniel

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3 years 4 months ago #125170 by rain.jones@yahoo.co.uk
Replied by rain.jones@yahoo.co.uk on topic Creating Featured Content
Thank you Daniel

I will

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3 years 4 months ago #125190 by Valentin
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Hi Lorraine,
Let us know how it goes.

Kind regards,
Valentín

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