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Hi,

I have a few questions regarding layout here. I've just installed it and getting to grips with the whole thing. I'm sorting out the basic layout of the homepage first and then going into the dynamics of the catalog.


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1. My first is the header. I can change the links by pressing shift ctrl alt click but I can't delete the remaining two links without deleting some pages in the entire cms. I don't understand the link system in the php code in the header template. Do I have to wipe it out completely and create my own header from scratch?:'( I assume I'll need a bit of php code for this as these header links will link to a catalog (database).

2. I have deleted all the blocks in the left and right panel. The "edit this" option has disappeared. I only have it for the main page. How can I add blocks to the left and right panel again?

3. Also, is it possible to widen the left and right panel using css.


My main problem when altering the templates is finding the correct one. There are hundreds of templates. Is there any way of knowing which does what?


I'll have more questions as i get to grips with it.

Al
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Solved most of the questions

I've found the answer to my question 3 in the set up menu.

I've just found the answer to question 2 by going to the zone editor in the structure menu.

I've also read about (but haven't found) something called a "tree" to see relevant templates to the page. (Useful).


The header still remains a problem however.

Al
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I've also read about (but haven't found) something called a "tree" to see relevant templates to the page. (Useful).

I think this is done by putting &special_page_mode=tree onto the URL, but it's easiest reached via the link within the side_personal_stats block.

The header still remains a problem however.

The same place where you found the panel width option (Theme Options) there's an option about making a custom zone menu.


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Thanks Graham. I'll give it a try. Great work you've all done here.
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