I thought that I would use the “template” section of Poster to create … well, the template, using a mix of standard Stacks layout/content (grids, text, image) and the Poster stacks. Then when I clicked “Item”, that template would populate into a new blank item, and I’d just edit each individual section as I needed. Drop in a picture, paste in text, done.
I’ve read through the tutorials for Poster, and watched the videos, and looked at some of the projects. I don’t see any templates that use multiple columns for laying out content. Buttons and navigation and stuff, yes. But content still seems to be laid out as a single column, in a single text box.
Am I missing something, or did I drop $Au80 on something that can’t do what I want?
If so, is there a Stack that will do what I want, without having to go into the full Foundry/etc create-from-scratch experience? I’m really not up for that right now.
Well, the built in blog is much different from Poster, as you’re not able to use stacks inside. You’re easily able to layout everything as wished with the standard column stacks provided by the Stacks plugin. No need to dig into another framework.
True, but having to re-create my template for each individual item - each new recipe - by dropping in grids and image blocks and text blocks and so on, before I even get to populate the content, is precisely the double-handling I was hoping to avoid.
I think I need something that allows me to create templates in the Block plugin and have them laid out in a blog infrastructure …
You’re still able to use partials inside Poster items.
With this, you create once the layout, and put content inside.
Even more simple: create one recipe, and afterwards copy/paste this Poster item to make another recipe. With this, you have the layout recreated. You even are able to create like a draft post with the whole layout, and copy/paste this to bring in additional recipes.