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Conductor allows the owner of a WordPress site control the layout and display of the content across their entire website.

There are two approaches to managing the layouts & content display via Conductor:

  1. Using the traditional WordPress backend via the Widget dashboard & Conductor Options sub panel.
  2. Using the live frontend customizer of your WordPress website.

You can use both approaches or settle in with whichever you feel the most comfortable with. There is no wrong way to use Conductor.

What is a layout?

Layout

A layout allows you to add or remove WordPress sidebars on a page, post, category archive, or front page.

Why would you want to do this?

You may want to customize your WordPress theme to display a unique homepage and have your news category look different from your sports category or the traditional layout. You can mix and match or conduct your content layouts as many times as you wish. There are no limits.

The layout selector:

LayoutSelector

What is a content display?

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A content display allows you to display your content in different shapes and sizes. Currently, you can display your content in small, medium, large, or custom. We determine this by width percentage:

  • Small 25%
  • Medium 50%
  • Large 100%
  • Custom Customized Percentage

With these percentages your content would appear in 4 columns with the small display, 2 columns with the medium display, 1 display with the large display, and you can choose 1-6 columns with the custom display.

Why would you want to do this?

This allows you to mix and match Conductor widgets within your layout. Have your most recent blog post positioned at the top of your site in a large (100%) block. Have your older posts displayed beneath that in a medium block size.

You can mix sizes and stack them on top or below other Conductor Widgets. This is a powerful way to make unique pages across your WordPress website!

The content display selector:

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