Adding a Layout to a page

Good day,

Noticed Concrete5 a month or two ago, but this week installed it on a test server to try it out. I'm liking what I am seeing. Good work.

Running 5.7.1. I liked the main page that it starts you with. But I cannot figure out how to recreate one part of it. There are feature items with the home page style set to them. I can do that. But I cannot get a three column (or any columns) to work.

I've done a lot of reading and research. And they all say to click the block and select add layout. But I don't have that option.

What I've done is clicked the edit button so I am editing the page, click add block, and select the block type I want, either text of feature, or whatever, and drop that down. But there is no layout option.

I'm not sure how to get the three column set of block. I'm not sure how to get a twitter bootstrap type of block, which when I click edit container is what I get on those feature blocks.

Sorry to get all 101 on you. I'm sure I'm missing something dead simple. But I'm not quite getting it.


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goodnightfirefly replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
Click on the 'Area' you wish to create a Layout in, and the option will appear.

However, Layouts cannot be added to 'Sitewide' areas at the moment, there are some technical issues being worked out still.
ShawnPConroy replied on at Permalink Reply
Thank you for your help. I did get it.

I was trying and trying but every I clicked was bringing up a menu for that section. I finally went down to under all the blocks already on the page and found it hightlited something called 'main'.

Is 'main' the page content section?

Is the only way to add a layout by going to the bottom of the page content, but before site wide content as you say?

So I cannot add a layout to the middle. I have to add it to the bottom and drag it up to where I want it, if I want it between already existing content?

In responsive websites will things next to each other be shown over top of each other?

Thanks for you help. Let me know if I've figured it out in that yo have to go UNDER all the content to get to 'area' you want it in. In this case the 'area' is called main?

Or is something different because I am editing the prepackaged starter site that comes with Concrete5?
goodnightfirefly replied on at Permalink Reply 1 Attachment
You've pretty much got it.

Attached is a screenshot of what the 5.7.2 interface looks like in Edit Mode, its a bit easier to work with. I recommend updating if you can.

Layouts using a grid system (defaults to Bootstrap) are responsive.
ShawnPConroy replied on at Permalink Reply
Thank you very much!