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  Public Ticket #1030152
Building Pages?
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  •  2
    Bobby started the conversation

    What page builder are we supposed to be using to create an actual homepage with post listings?

    I'm not able to add any content to the homepage...it's just blank, with no option to add any content with a builder.

  •  37
    Lukasz replied

    Hi Bobby,

    Ruby it is blog theme and doesn't use any page builder. All things what you want to set are placed in the Appearance -> Customize

    Theme documentation should help you with configuration: http://docs.ruby.webdoone.com/

    Don't forget to visit: http://webdoone.com

  •  2
    Bobby replied

    Hey Lukasz,

    Thanks for the prompt response.

    The documentation is super vague. In Appearance>Customize, I'm not seeing anything that allows me to customize my homepage listing at all.

    Sure, I can list my latest posts, but that's apparently it...and it's listing as two columns instead of the design I'd like (one column similar to what I have live on nerdmuch.com already.

    Any insight on this?

  •  37
    Lukasz replied

    Did you try to go to the: Appearance -> Customize -> Layout Settings -> Home page layout -> List sidebar right ?

    Don't forget to visit: http://webdoone.com

  •  2
    Bobby replied

    Yes, and I have that set up, but here are the issues I'm having:

    1. (images are too big, listings are too big)

    2. Each entry in the homepage slider has to be uploaded invidually instead of being auto populated with, say, a "featured" tag. Super time consuming.

    3. Menu font is too big/not bold/looks plain

    4. After the post listing on the homepage, there's apparently no way to add any other content underneath? For example, adding a section for reviews/specific category listing?

    5. Changing H1/H2 font sizes

  •  37
    Lukasz replied

    1. What does mean "too big". It is exactly the same size like on our demo.

    2. Maybe it is time-consuming to set all slides, but you have full control. You can control each element of the slide like title, description, link, img. Featured posts slider only shows posts automatically. Our solution is more flexible.

    3. Again font in menu is exactly the same size like on our demo.

    4. Nope. Only code modification.

    5. You can use custom CSS.

    Btw. We didn't mention anywhere that Ruby theme use Page Builder. 

    Don't forget to visit: http://webdoone.com

  •  2
    Bobby replied

    What sort of theme creator doesn't include the ability to change the font size without having to use custom css? That's unheard of!

  •  37
    Lukasz replied

    In your opinion is a better way to write a hundred lines of PHP code to add this possibility instead use few lines of custom CSS?

    Always you can use a plugin. For example this one: https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-google-fonts/

    Don't forget to visit: http://webdoone.com

  •  2
    Bobby replied

    Hands down, to have you (the coder) write a hundred lines of PHP code.

    Loading your website up with custom css and plugins will bog down your site, causing pagespeed issues which, in turn, effects SEO and rankings. Having these sorts of options built into the theme would not.

  •  37
    Lukasz replied

    You don't understand me correctly I think. Obviously, write a hundred lines of code it isn't a problem. I should rather write a hundred lines of unnecessary code. 

    Where is the difference between theme options code and plugins code which do the same things? In both cases, it is the same PHP code. But when you use plugins you have full control. You can, for example, disable it if you don't use a particular feature. If this code is part of a theme, then you have a lot of unnecessary code which slower down your site. 

    Font family, font size etc it is a feature that you use at the beginning when you build your site and then you don't change it anymore in the future in most cases. So this kind of options isn't important in our opinion. Especially when you can use simple Custom CSS. You must know, that each WP Theme outputting all options as a custom CSS. So there isn't a difference in final code. 

    Of course, there are good plugins and bad plugins. If you use good one you don't need to worry about issues. Plugin what I recommend has almost 5 stars rating and active installs over 300.000+. So you can be sure that it is good plugin.

    Don't forget to visit: http://webdoone.com