With all the exciting news yesterday about our the ExtraContent Stacks Plugin that you can add to your Stacks Library, we just couldn’t wait to show you it in action. There is too much good stuff for just one movie though this is the first in what will likely become a 2 or 3 part series. Enjoy!
In this screen cast we are going to give a quick introduction to the ExtraContent Stacks plugin, so before you start, you are going to need Stack from YourHead Software and the free ExtraContent Stacks Plugin.
You can also see the large version of this movie here.
I’m sure you’ve read recently of the launch of YourHead’s Stacks 1.0 and are aware at just how brilliantly powerful Stacks is. I’ve also showed you a tutorial using Stacks, Pluskit and ExtraContent together to make some brilliant layouts in your ExtraContent areas, but what if you could use Stacks and ExtraContent together, with no code, no snippets?
Playing around with the Stacks API last night brought me to that very end. I wrote the ExtraContent Stacks Plugin, a Stacks Library component that you just drag into your stack page like you would any other stack. Click the info button, enter the value ExtraContent area you want it to occupy and that’s it. Just build what you want inside that stack… images, code, columns… and when you preview it in your ExtraContent enabled theme it renders in the ExtraContent area of your choice!
So what makes this so cool is that now ExtraContent is for everyone. I mean we did a pretty good job of making it as user friendly as possible with the tiny snippets of code, but there are some who will still get a little queasy at the site of that four letter word,
code. So this option of using ExtraContent as a stack really is the way to go for those people.
You can download the ExtraContent Stacks Plugin here.
Read the instruction manual here.