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Page Layout v0.91

By Byrne Reese
Posted December 19, 2008, in Design.

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This plugin allows authors to select from more than one template (or "layout") for a given page or entry. For example, a web site may wish to suppress advertising on certain pages. This plugin would allow for the designer of that web site to create to different page archive templates - one with advertising and one without. The author or editor of the site can then choose which template should be used when rendering that page.


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14 Comments

Sue on March 23, 2009, 8:31 a.m. Reply

I love this plugin in theory, but in practice it can create some issues. If you uninstall it, your pages will be stuck with the template you last saved them to, even if it no longer exists. The only way (I can see) to remedy this is to go into your database and reset template_id to NULL.

brian_maggi on May 7, 2009, 12:51 p.m. Reply

I too loved the idea of this plug in. However, if you delete a template and rebuild, your site will hang. The only work around I could come up with was to go back to each page that had used the old template and changed it back to the default “page” template.

In the end, I replicated the functionality by using a combination of custom fields and statements in the page template.

Can you completely uninstall this plug in by removing it, or does it create additional database fields?

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Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.

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