So out of the box Aurora/Corona subtheme on empty D7 site. I go to Page Manager and add a new page. Walking through the wizard, when I get to the point where I've selected the HTML5 Sections layout and I'm determining the sections/regions, I can't seem to add new sections or regions. Also, unlike the Flexible Layout, there is no helper boundary (which isn't necessary, but might be a little more helpful from a UI perspective). In any case, am I doing something wrong here? Could you write a little documentation walking a user through the creation of a very basic HTML5 Section-based layout, maybe a 3-section layout? I'd love to also get a better understanding of how I would use Singularity/Aurora to take advantage of Panels, as opposed to Panels getting in the way.

Thanks!

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Correction, it does seem to add new sections, but does not refresh the page to show this to you. You have to go back to a previous part of the wizard, then advance forward again to see the new section/region. Hmm.

Also, you can't seem to add more than one region to a section. Is that what's intended? Furthermore, you can't indicate the position of one region in relation to another. But perhaps that's because you just indicate that with your styling?

I noticed the same issue with new sections/regions not displaying when initially adding them. A work-around is update/save after adding each one. This is rather painful because you have to re-enable the layout designer again each time, but at least you can see what's going on.

Each region works out to be an <aside> in the rendered output. Each block assigned to a region is wrapped in a <section> inside its parent <aside>. I believe it is intentional to only allow one region per section as you've discovered.

We are working on an update to this feature, once we have the functionality sketched out and built we will be updating it. It's on the roadmap, but I can't give a strict release date at the moment.

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

@mausolos if you want to take a look at the code in the "ds_layouts" folder--- feel free.

It is currently more or less a copy of the Flexible layout builder, but clearly needs a bit more work. What we are trying to get is a custom-layout builder that does not have "columns" but instead just sections that can be moved about. Currently, I believe @snugug uses a hook to then change what container each section is in, but using settings might be preferable if we can do that.

I have this on my list of to-do's, but I am not sure when I will have the time to give it the love it deserves.

So right now, this looks like a pancake stack, visually. Moving forward, is it supposed to continue to look more or less like that? That's fine, from a CSS-theming standpoint, of course. Then when you say "move around", I assume you mean, "drag and drop"? So just re-ordering the pancakes in the stack, so to speak?

Yes.

Status:Active» Fixed

I just talked this over with @snugug, and we are removing this from the next release entirely. I put the reasons in #2026053-9: Document the removal of Panels integration, but simply--- this was the wrong way to solve the problem.

Status:Fixed» Active

I just talked this over with @snugug, and we are removing this from the next release entirely. I put the reasons in #2026053-3: Document the removal of Panels integration, but simply--- this was the wrong way to solve the problem.

Status:Active» Fixed

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.