Core Publisher: Introduction to the Homepage Layout Manager

Managing Your Core Publisher Homepage
Your Core Publisher site is responsive, meaning that different areas of your pages adjust their size and look to better fit different size screens. This way, your web visitors, regardless of what device your web visitor is using to view your site, will have a consistent, optimized experience.
 
The responsive nature of your site is most apparent on your homepage. All of your homepage components have been designed to adapt to different device screens.
  • Header
  • Flexi Menu
  • Three Content Regions
  • Content Blocks
  • Footers
Your homepage layout is managed using the Homepage Layout Manager, accessed through the Layout link in your top grey and black admin bar.

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Regions: There are three distinct homepage regions -- A, B and C -- represented by different colored blocks in the Homepage Layout Manager. The different homepage regions adapt to various screen sizes.
 
Blocks Bullpen: Any blocks that you create in the Block Factory are automatically added to the Blocks Bullpen so you can drag and drop them into your regions. Any block can be added to any homepage region.
 
Layouts: The default tab is your primary layout. Create additional layouts by clicking the “+” tab next to the default layout tab. The green LIVE label indicates the layout that is live on your Core Publisher site.
 
Publish, Preview & Save for Later: The Publish button makes the selected layout live. The Preview button allows you to preview the layout in a popup window. The Save for Later button saves your layout without making it live.

The three homepage regions have a different arrangement depending on whether the view is on a wider screen like desktop or tablet (1 and 2), a tablet in portrait mode (3), or a smartphone (4). Homepage blocks are optimized for each region, meaning they can look different depending on whether they are placed into Region A, B, or C. They are also optimized for different devices — so they may look different on smartphone, tablet, or desktop.



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