I'm trying to figure out a way to display each entry in a channel on one page but allow for those entries to utilize different templates. The templates would be various layouts for a section and each section would be an entry.
I'm currently using the pages module so I can select a different template but I want to display it on the home page. Each template is just a variation of the next with rows and columns for content. I'm basically trying to make the home page modular.
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At this point it's done in the back end. My goal is to eventually move it to the front end but for now I just need to get it working.
The home page has a layout for the header, nav, call-to-action row, and footer that will stay consistent on the home page. The user has some layout options to choose from globally but the area I need to address is the entries that will appear on the home page through the "home" channel.
I want to create various layout options for the content row and each entry would display a new row of content. No different how a news channel would work other than the option to choose a different row layout for the entry.
I would like the user to go in and create a new "home" entry from the content menu and select the template they want to use for that specific entry in the pages module template dropdown. It could one column or two, whichever fits their need.
If the client created a new entry with a one column template then it will appear on the home page in the designated content area for the "home" channel entries. Every entry would be a new row based on the template selected. Again, we are talking about if the row will have 1, 2, or three columns and the width of those columns that are defined in the template.
Does this help?
I would think it would be as easy as displaying the entry but selecting a different template outside of the index seems to be throwing it off.