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How would you create a custom page that can be selected from Page Types. I want to create a page with different widths for the main and sidebar areas than what comes with the theme. However, I'm not a programmer so I'm not sure how to do this. I've searched the forum and documentation, but haven't found an answer.

I appreciate any help. I am able to follow directions well and I've been amazed with what I've been able to do with some help from the C5 community.

Thanks in advance.

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PineCreativeLabs replied on at Permalink Reply
PineCreativeLabs
These are usually the steps I take to do this sort of thing:

1. Open whatever page type (ex. "left_sidebar.php") I want to modify in a text editor.

2. Add new IDs (or classes) to whatever areas that I want to change (ex. give the sidebar a unique ID).

3. Save the document as a new page type (ex. "new_left_sidebar.php")

4. FTP the file up to the theme I will use it in.

5. In the main .CSS file for the theme I plan to use, I add the necessary styling for the unique IDs (or classes) that I just added to the new page type.

6. In the dashboard, go to Themes, and click "Inspect" for whatever theme you're modifying. You will see the new page type you added. Make sure to check it, and activate it.

You now have a new page type added to your theme!

I hope this helps.
aprobert replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give a try and let you know how it goes.
aprobert replied on at Permalink Reply
Thank you so much for the quick reply. I'll give that a try and let you
know how it goes.

- Andrew