I have been coveting Kit Rocha‘s sidebars for a long time, especially the ones on her book pages, so yesterday I asked Bree Bridges on twitter, which plugins she used. She told me she used Advanced Custom fields and PHP to create templates. The moment she said PHP, I knew that was she was doing to wouldn’t work for me, since I know no coding at all . Something that was confirmed when I began to google.  What google told me, though, was that there was ways that I could achieve what I wanted.

I installed Themify Basic, since  I wanted their builder plugin. This is the first time I have installed a theme because they had a backend feature.

I begun with merging the book page and the Portal Universe page, since I had decided I liked it better that way. Then I replaced the coming soon page with a box in the sidebar, with information about which box is next.  This was the easy part.

The hard part is to overhaul the book pages, but that will take some time. Though I finished overhauling Exile’s book page, and I am really happy with it.  The other books will have to wait until later.