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I want to create the homepage for my website using standard shortcodes rather than use the template builder.
I need to do this because when I use the template and the jetpack plugin i get the sharing icons added to every section within my template (see http://ls.websiteinprogress.co.uk/homepage-temp/)
Therefore I am trying to recreate the same page as above but not using the template builder. When I try to include featured products I can only get it to show a 4 column layout and not as in the template. The template builder allows me to select 5 columns, no excerpt, paging = yes, sort = default, slider auto-rotate = 5. When I try to add any of these options using the standard shortcodes they do not work. I can only get 4 columns to render.
Do you think you could help me by providing either the shortcode that I should use to achieve the same effect as the template, or direct me to more detailed instructions on the featured products shortcode and how I can use the same options as the template builder provides.
thanks in advance for your help.
The shortcodes and template builder will not be able to create the exact same layout. The template builder includes functions and can work together and calling in other scripts where the shortcode has to have limitations to work within the visual editor.
Also, all product shortcode is created by WooCommerce. The product slider/display is theme built and definitely has no ability to be duplicated by WooCommerce shortecode.
You might want to look into using a different social plugin instead of trying to refrain from using the Template builder as it really is the best thing for creating layouts with the theme.
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