WordPress – Working with Gantry

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on changing a Joomla site into a WordPress site.   The Joomla theme used on the website has a WordPress counterpart.  It uses the Gantry Framework. What is that, you ask? The Gantry Framework allows different pages to have different layouts, colors and sidebars.  It makes for a flexible website.

When you log into the theme’s control panel you’ll see that there are default settings.  Each new page that you make is going to follow the default look, colors and sidebars. That is, unless you use a custom style for the page.


I’ll leave the creation of custom styles (called custom overrides) for another day.  For today’s lesson, let’s assume that various custom styles have been set up.  To see them click on the down arrow on the right of the Default Settings button.  Once you’ve selected  one of the styles/overrides you’ll see a new menu that includes Assignments.


Click on the Assignments tab and you’ll see lists of pages, template types, menu items and posts.  Click on the box beside an item that you want to add to a custom style.  Click Add to Assigned and then the Save Changes button at the top of the page.


That’s all there is to it. You’ve just used the Gantry Framework to change the look and feel of a WordPress page.


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