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    Pages Templates


    • Pages database template Pages block template

    Pages SuperGrid is a set of Pages templates and a complete solution to make your Pages databases (with articles, directories and so on) appealing and engaging. 

    SuperGrid was one of the most popular files in the Applications & Plugins category on the IPS Marketplace and is used on hundreds of websites. 

    What’s needed: 

    • requires the Pages application and Pages databases using the stock Record Image with images with a sufficient resolution

    Which templates are included:

    • A beautiful grid-based Front Page template with two records featured at the top — for when your database is set to article mode.
    • A beautiful grid-based Listing template replacing the dull forum listing design — for when you open a category or have a database without categories.
    • A unique Record View template with a large header image — for when you open a specific record.
    • A category listing template – in case you use more than one category. 
    • Note: You can use the templates for any number of databases, but the settings will always apply to all SuperGrid templates. 

    Bonus Feature: 

    Block template! Create blocks anywhere on your site – pointing to your database – and make them as beautiful as the database itself. 

    Detailed Feature Description and Notes:

    • Pages SuperGrid is built with the IPS design framework and is therefore fully responsive and compatible to most well-coded/well-designed themes. The styling of your theme(s) is inherited and the Pages SuperGrid templates will usually work out of the box. 
    • The template is designed to work on single-column pages with or without a sidebar. The grid will automatically adopt to the available width and collapse on smaller devices. 
    • The content field is not shown in the grid-based listing templates and all images will be scaled and cropped (without distortion) to the same size to allow a consistent look. 
    • The templates come with lots of options you can easily adjust within the template. 
      • Front Page/Listing Template: 
        • Show reaction images or reaction count
        • Show author/category/date: Yes/No
        • Alignment author/category/date
        • Show comments/views/ratings/likes: Yes/No
        • Alignment comments/views/ratings/likes
        • Show record owner’s avatar: Yes/no
        • Alignment record owner’s avatar
        • Title alignment
        • Image Aspect Ratio
        • Use thumbnail or full-size images
        • Turn images into record link: Yes/No
        • Assign fallback image for records without an image
        • Show “featured record” badge for featured records: Yes/No
        • Pick badge style for featured records 
        • Show “pinned record” badge for pinned records: Yes/No
        • Pick badge style for pinned records 
        • support for category images using the Pages Category Images plugin
      • Record View Template:
        • Image Aspect Ratio
        • Pick Avatar size from 7 options
        • Turn header image on or off
        • Show “featured record” badge for featured records: Yes/No
        • Pick badge style for featured records 
        • Show “pinned record” badge for pinned records: Yes/No
        • Pick badge style for pinned records 
      • Block Template:
        • Show or hide block title
        • Shuffle entries
        • Randomize shuffled entries
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    Installation & Usage Instructions

    Assigning the Templates to existing Databases

    • Install the plugin through the ACP
    • In your ACP access the database settings by going to:
      Pages > Databases > [Your Database] > Edit
    • Assign all 4 or selected SuperGrid templates to your database:
      • Articles template > Supergrid FrontPage
      • Listing Template Group > Supergrid Listing
      • Display Template Group > Supergrid RecordDisplay
      • Category Template Group > Supergrid Categorylisting
    • That’s it! Open the page with your database and check the results.

    Changing Settings

    To edit the settings of the SuperGrid layouts, open:
    ACP > System > Plugins > SuperGrid > Edit

    Using the Block template (optional)

    • In your ACP go to Pages > blocks
    • Create a new block with the type Database Feeds or open an existing block with that type.
    • In the block settings open the last tab labelled Content.
    • Pick supergrid in the Template select box.

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