This new setup lays the ground work for some exciting new features, like a custom recipe post template!
Why the change
This gives us better control over how certain parts of the site are set up, and behave, which reduces the amount of configuring you need to do!
This helps to prevent misconfigurations, and makes maintenance and updates simpler.
Before you enable the Feast Layouts, you'll need to enter your license key.
If you haven't updated the Feast Plugin or visited the settings page in a few months, you'll be asked to enter your license key and all other settings will be blurred out - please follow the instructions on the page.
Enable the Feast Layouts
To ensure a smooth transition, this update should be first tested on a staging site.
The upgrade is fairly straight forward:
- update to version 9.6.6 or later
- visit the Feast Plugin Settings page
- enable the Feast Layouts setting (under "Recommended")
- refresh the settings page
- the Feast Layouts section will appear on the left menu
If the sidebar and footer pages aren't under the layouts, it means that you hadn't create them yet. Head to the "Setup" section of the Feast Plugin to have them automatically created, then edit them. See "set up the sidebar and footer" below.
You can still access editing Modern Sidebar from the front-end by clicking (edit modern sidebar) and the Modern Footer by clicking the (edit modern footer) links on the front-end of the website.
Set up Modern Sidebar and Footer
If you haven't yet created the Modern Sidebar or the Modern Footer, go to the Feast Plugin Setup page to create them.
If you see the wrong sidebar or footer
In some situations, people who created multiple sidebars/footers over time without deleting the old ones properly, will have the first version pulled automatically into the Feast Layouts, and this usually isn't the version being used.
Once the Feast Layouts have been enabled, simply go in and edit the sidebar in the layouts section.
Also make sure to check the "Trash" tab in your pages.
If you run WPML, you'll need to enable translations on the Feast Layouts custom post type.