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Position Row Sizes

This tutorial will guide you through how to change the number of positions in each row of a theme and configure specific sizes to each area.

Brief Overview

Infinite Layouts:

Because there are so many positions available in so many different areas, the number of layouts you can create are limitless! An average of 90 positions are included in each design!

For example, if you would like to show your main content area on the right side of your site but still have a column of positions, simply publish your modules/widgets to the right or right_inset positions or both. The same would be true for the opposite, if you want a column on the left simply publish modules/widgets to left or left_inset. Of course you can always choose to not have a column at all. Remember, any position not published to to will automatically collapse and the remaining area will automatically adjust. There is no need to choose a pre-defined layout for your entire site, simply use the power of collapsing positions and take advantage of the numerous amounts of positions to create any layout you can dream of! Be sure to checkout the layout of positions below.

All positions are fully collapsible:

What exactly is a collapsing positions? It's quite simple, whenever a positions is not published to, that position does not appear on the frontend of the theme. Consider the example below:

This particular row has 6 positions available to publish to. Let's say you only want to publish to 4 of these positions. The theme will automatically collapse the positions you do not want to use and adjust the size of the position accordingly:

If no positions are published to the row the entire row itself will not show. The best feature of this is every module can be published to its own unique pages so the layout of your site can change on every page!

Changing Module Sizes

The Vertex Framework allows you to adjust the width of the positions contained in any row or set it to automatic. For example top_row1 contains 6 positions, if you publish modules/widgets to only top_row1_1 and top_row1_2 the positions will each be set to 50% of the available space or you can choose to set them percentages manually like 60% and 40%.

You can easily change this in the admin area of Vertex admin under the "Row Sizes". If you want to manually set the row widths without using the sliders just click the little gear icon and you will be able to enter in whatever percentage widths you desire. If only a single module is published to the row then the width automatically becomes 100%.

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