XenPorta Improvements

XenPorta Improvements 1.0.0 RC1

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Nulumia

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I am really looking to add several more Wordpress-like blog layouts for the listing pages, to open up design choices for XenPorta. For example, a traditional blog list with large featured images above the snippets in single rows, or alternating/flipped horizontal rows.

However.. the issue is that XenPorta only ships with one single layout option - Turn On/Off the masonry grid. This affects XenPorta-wide whether to render regular listings or grids. I can't edit an existing option type into, say, a select menu with more layouts - and it would be confusing to have multiple overriding checkboxes. (My custom "Horizontal list" checkbox already overrides it.. which I hate.)

I could give a shot seeing if Jaxel would be interested in expanding his addon with my ideas.

Or, another possible solution:

I would change the way XenPorta behaves upon the default On/Off Masonry toggle. I'd add a dropdown menu to select the overall layout FIRST (so even more layouts can be added over time):

Layout:
  • Grid
  • Default list
  • Horizontal list
  • Alternating rows
  • etc
Only if the grid layout is selected, Jaxel's On/Off Masonry option would turn it from a fixed grid into a masonry grid. But his setting would no longer be the definitive layout chooser.

Sounds tricky at first, but I would of course not integrate this unless it's 100% seamless and rock solid.
 
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Summit

Active member
With this would I be able to make maybe a whole image an article? For example something like this?
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Veer

Well-known member
Layout:
  • Grid
  • Default list
  • Horizontal list
  • Alternating rows
  • etc
Currently it is limited to use only one masonry grid layout for whole list of articles on index and category pages. Think about having multiple layouts on index page or anywhere we use the widgets. For example: Set masonry grid for Category A widget, then on same index page set another widget of articles with Horizontal list layout for Category B. That shows just below the masonry grid. This way we can make more WordPress like look on article index page, that would be more appealing IMO. :)
 

gforce

Active member
I am really looking to add several more Wordpress-like blog layouts for the listing pages, to open up design choices for XenPorta. For example, a traditional blog list with large featured images above the snippets in single rows, or alternating/flipped horizontal rows.

However.. the issue is that XenPorta only ships with one single layout option - Turn On/Off the masonry grid. This affects XenPorta-wide whether to render regular listings or grids. I can't edit an existing option type into, say, a select menu with more layouts - and it would be confusing to have multiple overriding checkboxes. (My custom "Horizontal list" checkbox already overrides it.. which I hate.)

I could give a shot seeing if Jaxel would be interested in expanding his addon with my ideas.

Or, another possible solution:

I would change the way XenPorta behaves upon the default On/Off Masonry toggle. I'd add a dropdown menu to select the overall layout FIRST (so even more layouts can be added over time):

Layout:
  • Grid
  • Default list
  • Horizontal list
  • Alternating rows
  • etc
Only if the grid layout is selected, Jaxel's On/Off Masonry option would turn it from a fixed grid into a masonry grid. But his setting would no longer be the definitive layout chooser.

Sounds tricky at first, but I would of course not integrate this unless it's 100% seamless and rock solid.

See I would use xenporta, but I'm using xpress (wordpress from theme house) to achieve this look. I wish @Jaxel would improve xenporta because it has a ton of potential - https://plexguide.com

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Summit

Active member
If you use the features widget, the slider doesn't use font awesome icons or custom colors. Any ideas?
 
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