About the Grid Layout Launcher Plugin
The Grid Layout Launcher Plugin is a great plugin to use as your “Home Plugin” (you can set this in Appearance). You can use it to point people to the important plugins in your app that you want them to visit.
Note: Most of our templates use the Grid Layout Launcher as the “Home Plugin” (this is the first plugin your users see when you open the app). However, you can always use a different plugin as your Home Plugin if you so choose. You can change your Home Plugin at any time under the Appearance section.
Pro Tip 1: Grid Layout Launcher Artwork
To make the Grid Layout Launcher really pop, you’re going to need some artwork (logo, background image, carousel). But don’t worry! With us, you’re covered. We’ve created a file that contains all of the templates you’ll need for these pieces. You can download it here
Pro Tip 2: Different Layout Options with the Folder Plugin
The Folder Plugin and the Grid Layout Launcher Plugin essentially act the same way (in that you can use them to organize other plugins), but if you’re looking for a different layout style, you should check out the Folder Plugin.
- Folder Plugin Tutorial***
- Advanced Folder Plugin Tutorial***
How to create a Grid Layout Launcher Plugin
Step 1: Go to “Add New Plugin” in the left menu under “Plugins”
Step 2: Search for "Grid" in the search bar
Step 3: Click "Add" next to the plugin
Step 4: Give your new plugin instance a title
Step 5: Click "Add"
**NOTE** The plugin will not automatically be enabled on your app. To learn how to enable it, you can find out more information HERE***
How to add plugins and content to the Grid Layout Launcher Plugin
Step 1: Add plugin instances
Scroll down and click “Add Plugin Instance. Select all the plugins that you’d like to add then click Apply.
Step 2: Select your layout and design options
You can also change the design of your Grid Layout Launcher Plugin. Click on the Design tab and you’ll see all the options there.
You’ll have the option to add carousel images, a logo, and a background. To add carousel images, click add image. The platform will automatically resize the photo for you. To add a logo, go to the design tab and click on this box here. Make sure your logo is 1600 by 600 pixels. To add a background, scroll down and click on this box here. Make sure your background is 750 by 1334 pixels.
How to enable your plugin instance (aka how to make it accessible) in your app
If you didn't create your plugin inside of a Folder Plugin or inside the Side Menu, the plugin will not automatically be enabled on your app. To learn how to enable it, you can find out more information HERE***
***Learn how to enable your plugin instance (aka how to make it accessible) in your app
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