How-To Create Advanced Layout Templates In the WordPress’ Content Editor


This is really cool.

Putting together a multi-column layout template that mirrors the data on the user end.

This takes WordPress to a new level, just past Meta Boxes and Custom Fields.

Fill in the Post or Page like so:

And it renders on the user end like this:

David Hansen shares on Smashing Magazine, an excellent post on how to do this.

The same technique can also be done to create objects to target later with JavaScript:

Hansen concludes,

While this method does have its drawbacks — it assumes you already know the layout that your client wants to give their content, and the layout structures cannot be easily edited by the client themselves — it does enable you to create more interesting sandboxes for your client to play in, while encouraging a standardized format for the content.

This isn’t a slam-dunk way to go, but it’s certainly a great three-point shot when you need it.

Learn more on the very awesome Smashing Magazine website.


Eric Dye

I am a blogger, business owner and lover of coffee. I spend most of my time as Programs Director for Open Church, but you'll also find me as a writer and editor for ChurchMag, as well as working on Live Theme and ChurchMag Press. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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