In this article, we’re going to talk about unique setting and general setting and then we will talk about the situations where unique setting may help you to save your time in building your website.
What is General setting?
As its name suggests this setting is a site-wide setting so when you change the header style in general setting all pages that use general setting will follow your modifications.
What is Unique setting?
The unique setting is a Massive Dynamic feature which let you set a setting ( container width, background, header format, …. ) for a specific page without affecting other pages.
How to check if the page is unique or general?
You should login as an admin user and click on "site setting" button in the top admin bar. When site setting is loaded completely look for “Page Setting” in the top bar, click on it now you can see which setting is selected for this page.
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How to switch between Unique and General?
When you are in site setting of a page you can click on “Page Setting” and choose if you want to use General or Unique setting. ( Steps are same as "How to check if the page is unique or general?" )
Unique setting usage for Posts
One of amazing usage of Unique setting is for post detail pages, and it can save a significant amount of time, how? You want to modify the layout for 30 posts, you can open one of your posts in site setting mode and set it to “Unique Setting”, now change the layout as you want, next click on “Publish” button, now the changes will apply to all post detail pages so there is no need for additional steps for other posts.
From now every change you make in site setting of posts will apply to all posts too.
Step 1: Opening site setting
Step 2: Switch to unique setting
Step 3: Changing some settings
Step 4: Check other post pages to see the changes applied globally
* This procedure can be used for “Portfolios” too
Unique setting usage for Pages
Your website has a page which should have different header layout than other pages, you can simply switch that page to the unique setting mode and then change the layout as you want without being worried about other page settings.