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EasyBlog Card-based Blogging Theme: Customization of Newsletter form and AdSpace

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  • #9478
    Avatar photoThomas-Apfel

    The „EasyBlog Card-based Blogging Theme“ looks like it’s perfectly fitting my requirements.

    Before buying it, I need to know the following:

    (1) How customizable is the newsletter form on the front page? In particular: can I insert HTML provided by my email marketing service Provider MailerLite, to display their sign-up form?

    (2) Can I switch off the dedicated ad-space completely?

    Thank you very much in advance!

    Thomas

    #9479
    Avatar photoBob

    Hi Thomas,

    In answer to your questions:

    1. This theme supports Mailchimp as well as any other service by allowing you to paste a code snippet into the text area. You may need to style the form yourself, although we have tried to style the basic form natively.
    2. Ads will only be displayed if the user fills out the required input field.

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    #9483
    Avatar photoThomas-Apfel

    Hello Bob,

    thank you very much for your lightning fast and positive response!

    The Easy Blog theme seems to be exactly what I was looking for. I‘m going to buy it and look forward to working with it

    For over a year I was looking for a solution to add a blog to my existing website, and considered many different approaches such as writing HTML myself (too much effort), WordPress (not compatible with what I‘ve already got and too much effort to maintain), Blogger (dependency on Google), Gravis and similar offerings (too difficult to set-up, I don‘t want to set-up a webserver on my laptop just to develop a blogging site) …

    With Publii you created a unique offer that perfectly matches what I need. I wish you well in making Publii even more successful than it already is. It well deserves the #1 spot for creating blog sites.

    Kind regards and all the best

    Thomas

    PS: Have you thought about offering developing an <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>online</span> authoring feature/capability? This would be a real killer feature, opening up a wide variety of potential use cases.

    #9484
    Avatar photoThomas-Apfel

    … one more thought:

    I’m planning a re-design of my website chi-kung.org, mainly to improve the visual design, to bring it up to today’s standards

    At the moment, I think that such a site cannot be created by using the existing Publii templates and plugins – although this would be very appealing to me.

    I’d highly appreciate your view on whether you have any plans to extend Publii‘s functionality to support creating sites like chi-kung.org. Additionally, I would be interested in getting a very rough estimate on the costs to use the services of your company for such a redesign.

    Thank you very much in advance

    Thomas

    #9489
    Avatar photoBob
    Thomas-Apfel wrote:

    At the moment, I think that such a site cannot be created by using the existing Publii templates and plugins – although this would be very appealing to me.

    If there is no member area (login) and only dynamic forms are required, Publii CMS can handle it efficiently. If you need custom work, please contact our team https://getpublii.com/customization-service/

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    #9490
    Avatar photoThomas-Apfel

    Thanks again for your quick response, Bob!

    I highly appreciate your responsiveness, particularly on a weekend!

    Since I don’t need a member area (login) or dynamic forms, using Publii for my website could be a real option, that sounds promising.

    I tested Publii all day today and so far, and the only thing I’m missing is the option to have text and pictures side by side to each other in posts. I’m making use of such a layout quite often because it looks good on wider screens, such as laptops or iPads.

    Do you have any plans to support such a feature?

    Kind regards

    Thomas

    PS: I’m already a fan, just after one day of using Publii!

    #9491
    Avatar photoBob
    Thomas-Apfel wrote:

    I highly appreciate your responsiveness, particularly on a weekend!

    not always 🙂

    Thomas-Apfel wrote:

    option to have text and pictures side by side to each other in posts

    The WYSIWYG editor provides an easy way to do that (if I understood you correctly). Choose left or right alignment, and the text will wrap around the image accordingly.

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    #9500
    Avatar photoThomas-Apfel

    Thank you Bob,

    this is a good idea. I‘ve only been using the block editor so far. That’s why I overlooked this option and will try it out today

    Sorry to bother you with two more questions:

    (1) Is there a way to <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>control the width of an image</span>? Portrait oriented pictures get rendered very large, and I‘d like to specify a much smaller width for these.

    (2) Is it possible to change the <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>text sizes</span>? I‘d like to use smaller font sizes throughout the site which I‘m planning to create.

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Thomas

    #9501
    Avatar photoThomas-Apfel

    Just tried the WYSIWYG editor and already resolved the first point (1). Portrait oriented pictures look much nicer now. However, a two column layout would still be needed to replace my existing website with Publii.

    Point (2) is still a question I have: Is it possible to change the text sizes? I‘d like to use smaller font sizes throughout the site which I‘m planning to create.

    An related to this: How can I use the smaller text size which is displayed in the Live Preview of the themes? I’m refering to the line “<small>This text type should be treated as fine print for contracts</small>”

     

    #9503
    Avatar photoBob

    All our themes come with fluid typography and have similar font options, allowing you to adjust the minimum and maximum font sizes. The minimum font size is set at 16px as a standard and displayed on mobile devices, while the maximum is displayed on larger screens.

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    #9515
    Avatar photoThomas-Apfel

    Thanks again for your explanation Bob! Just tried it out and it works like a charm 🙂

    I was just about to buy the EasyBlog theme when I realised that I really like some aspects of other themes as well. Examples are the buttons and the aside block in the N-Tech theme, the block quotes style in the Editorial themes and the divided headers in both.

    Is there a way to combine all of these features in one theme, perhaps by making changes to the CSS files?

     

    #9583
    Avatar photocandidexmedia

    Just wanted to chime in to say that it’s possible to implement different features by editing the CSS, HTML, and Handlebars file. My approach to picking a theme is to go with the one that has the most features and closest layout to the design I have in mind, and customize the template from there. If you know your way around it, you can create custom themes by following Publii’s dev docs: https://getpublii.com/dev/theme-overrides/

    #9588
    Avatar photoThomas-Apfel

    Thanks a lot for pointing me in the right direction!

    I need some time to get around understanding customization with the handlebar files. This is new stuff for me. Will update this post when I‘ve made some progress on this.

    #9598
    Avatar photocandidexmedia

    No problem! I also recommend checking out this other post I made in another thread about creating custom post templates, which might have some useful info for you.

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