Creating Special Topic Landing Pages

Visual Composer can be used to create a wide range of custom landing pages. This article defines the steps to create a topic-specific landing page based off the layout defined in the designs which mirrors the Home Page.

  1. Add a New Page
  2. Set the Page Title to Show (Make sure the actual title reflects the Topic Title)
  3. Load the Landing Page Template with Gradient Feature Visual Composer Template
  4. Modify the Feature Post Grids and change the tag used to "Narrow the source" to a tag for the Topic Feature Posts.
  5. Modify the Lastest News Grids and change the tag used to "Narrow the source" to a tag for the Topic Posts.
  6. Change the More link in the Latest News Container Header to point to an archive page of articles tagged for this topic.
  7. Change the CSS & JavaScript Toolbox Shortcode for the Localist Calendar (or remove, if not needed) and replace with other content.
  8. Modify the Video and change to a topic related video.
  9. Change the Video more link in the Video Container Header to a Vimeo Album or Portfolio of topic related videos. Note: You could also use the Vimeo Montage widget to create a shortcode for a custom Vimeo Portfolio and place it in a page similar to the main video page. You can use the CSS for the main Video Page and apply it to your page and then create a shortcode with the javascript from the vimeo embed code for the widget. This can be done with the CSS & Javascript Toolbox plugin.
  10. Modify the Press Release Grid and change the tag used to "Narrow the source" to a tag for the Topic Press Releases.
  11. Change the More link in the Press Releases Container Header to point to an archive page of articles tagged for this topic.
  12. Change the Experts Grid and change the tag used to "Narrow the source" to a tag for the Topic experts
  13. Change the More link in the Experts Container Header to point to a page with a grid of experts tagged for this topic. Note: if you want a page like this, you will need to create one with a grid filtered by your expert tag.
  14. Remove the blue expert box and make column full width. Change Post Grid for desktop to show 5 experts instead of 4.


To use one of the templates when adding a post:

  1. Add a new post.
  2. Set the Page Layout, right sidebar or full width.
  3. Set the Title to Show if desired.
  4. Use the  orbuttons in Visual Composer to select your template.

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