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How to use full-width layouts

What’s in this topic

This topic describes the new full-width page layouts in Page Builder, along with instructions on how you can use them in custom themes.

Note: These layouts use the Luma theme page structures. They may not work as expected in your custom themes.

New Page Layout defaults

Page Builder sets the default layouts to the new full-width layouts supplied by our Page Builder module. So unless you change the page layout, new pages are full width by default.

Page Layout Defaults

Note: The full-width layouts are specific to Product, Category, and CMS Page. Using one of these layouts outside of its intended scope could yield unpredictable results.

CMS Full Width

This template simply removes the left and right gutters from a CMS page’s content. It is implemented with cms-full-width.xml and extends from the 1column page layout.

As this template extends from the 1column page layout we restore the page-layout-1column class within the Magento\PageBuilder\Plugin\Result\Page plugin.

We do this by referencing the main.content container and replacing the page-main with our new page-main-full-width.

<referenceContainer name="main.content" htmlTag="main" htmlClass="page-main-full-width" />

CMS Full Width Layout

Category Full Width

This template takes the columns.top section of the page and moves it out of the main.content section, allowing us to break out of the gutter to provide full width on just the description. It is implemented with category-full-width.xml and extends the 2columns-left page layout.

As this template extends from the 2columns-left page layout we restore the page-layout-2columns-left class within the Magento\PageBuilder\Plugin\Result\Page plugin.

We do this within category-full-width.xml by creating new wrapping containers in the root and then moving the image, description and CMS blocks out of the original columns top. We move description into a dedicated container to enable the full width capabilities.

<container name="columns.top.wrapper" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="page-main"/>
<move element="columns.top" destination="columns.top.wrapper"/>
<move element="columns.top.wrapper" destination="page.wrapper" after="page.top"/>
<move element="category.view.container" destination="page.wrapper" after="columns.top.wrapper"/>

<container name="category.image.wrapper" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="page-main"/>
<move element="category.image" destination="category.image.wrapper"/>
<move element="category.image.wrapper" destination="category.view.container"/>

<container name="category.description.wrapper" htmlTag="div"/>
<move element="category.description" destination="category.description.wrapper"/>
<move element="category.description.wrapper" destination="category.view.container" after="category.image.wrapper"/>

<container name="category.cms.wrapper" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="page-main"/>
<move element="category.cms" destination="category.cms.wrapper"/>
<move element="category.cms.wrapper" destination="category.view.container" after="category.description.wrapper"/>

Category Full Width Layout

Product Full Width

This template takes the description out of the tabs section and moves it just above the reviews tab. It is implemented with product-full-width.xml and extends the 1column page layout.

As this template extends from the 1column page layout we restore the page-layout-1column class within the Magento\PageBuilder\Plugin\Result\Page plugin.

In product-full-width.xml, we create a new wrapper for product details & descriptions. The product details wrapper is added after main.content but contains the necessary page-main class to have the gutters on the tabs. We then create a new wrapper for the description section without the gutter. Finally we move the original description and details blocks into these new wrappers.

<referenceContainer name="page.wrapper">
    <!-- Create new product details wrapper under main.content for tabs section -->
    <container name="product.info.details.wrapper" after="main.content" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="page-main page-main-details">
        <container name="product.info.details.wrapper.columns" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="columns">
            <container name="product.info.details.wrapper.main" label="Product Details Main Content Container" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="column main"/>
        </container>
    </container>
    <!-- Create wrapper for description without page-main class which adds gutters -->
    <container name="product.info.description.wrapper" after="main.content" before="product.info.details.wrapper" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="page-main-description" htmlId="description"/>
</referenceContainer>

<!-- Move details & description into their new wrappers -->
<move element="product.info.details" destination="product.info.details.wrapper.main"/>
<move element="product.info.description" destination="product.info.description.wrapper"/>

Product Full Width Layout

Custom Theme Full Width

We cannot guarantee these full-width layouts will work as expected with your custom themes as your page’s structure may differ from Luma’s.

To enable full width within your custom themes, you must ensure the appropriate block is not within your page’s main wrapper. This implementation will differ on a case-by-case basis but the above implementations for Luma should give you a good indication on how to approach these.

Disabling Page Builder

If you apply one of our custom layouts to an entity and then disable or remove the Page Builder module you’ll be required to manually update those entities with new page layouts. This is due to disabling Page Builder will make the new full width layouts unavailable thus causing entities to render incorrectly.