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Resolved Changing sidebar positioning?

Discussion in 'Showcase Support' started by Svoboda, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Svoboda

    Svoboda New Member AMS Showcase Pickem Power Rankings

    I read through some old threads, but the templates don't appear to be named the same thing anymore. How do I change sidebar positioning in the newest Showcase version?
  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    XF1 and XF2 are A LOT different when it comes to the "Sidebar".

    In XF1, the "Sidebar" is designed to display on the RIGHT, however, you can use CSS to display it on the left as there was nothing else on the left.

    In XF2, the "Sidebar" is again designed to display on the RIGHT, however, you can't use CSS to display it on the LEFT, because the Left hand side is for the "SideNAV".

    So in XF2, when an addon is using the SideNav (which displays on the left hand side), you'd actually have to edit the template for that specific page and change and blocks of code that are using the SideNAV to use the SideBAR.

    Showcase follows the same standard as XFRM and XFMG in that it uses the new SideNAV for the Index and Category pages.

    With that said, I have added sidebar Widget Positions in the next version of Showcase for SC Index and Category Pages, so if you prefer to have SC Index and SC Category pages with a sidebar, you will be able to do that mostly via editing any of the Showcase Widgets and changing the display location from SideNav to SideBar.
  3. Svoboda

    Svoboda New Member AMS Showcase Pickem Power Rankings

    Thanks for the info.

    I'm actually looking to adjust the blocks on the actual item page. I'm using my for a business directory, so I want to put the location as the top block, contact information second, etc.
  4. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Ah, those are actual sidebar blocks, so those are located in the xa_sc_item_view template (at the bottom of the template starting at line 441). sidebar key="infoSidebar" is the first block.


    You can rearrange those blocks to your liking (just make sure to move the entire block, to include any conditionals that are wrapping the block).

    The sidebar key's should be enough information for you to identify which block is which eg... the key on this block is "locationSidebar", which is the Sidebar block that displays the Google Map.

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
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