Blog

 

Creating Blog Page

 

evolve theme comes with the predefined blog which can be shown on the front page or any specific page of your choice. In order to set the blog for a specific page, follow these instructions.  Create a blank page, name it for example “Blog” (or whatever you like), and then go to Settings   Reading   Front page displays   A static page and set that page as your Posts page.

 

Assign Blog

 

Blog Styling

 

Below are instructions for configuring different sections of the blog. You will need to go to Appearance   Customize   Blog in order to access controls for these sections.

 

Customize

 

Blog

 

General

 

In order to set up the overall layout of your blog, go to General, and you will have several options there.

 

Blog General

 

Blog General Settings

 

In the general settings are available following options:

  • Blog Layout
    • controls the grid layout of the blog page
  • Blog Posts Order PREMIUM ONLY
    • this option controls the order of blog posts if the grid layout with 2 or 3 columns is set - horizontal or vertical order
    • Blog Posts Order
  • Archive Page Title
    • enables/disables the archive/category/taxonomy description on the archive/category/taxonomy pages
    • Archive Page Title
  • 'Share This' Buttons Placement
    • controls visibility of the Share This buttons throughout the website
    • 'Share This' Buttons
  • Pagination Type
    • defines the style of the blog pagination
    • Pagination
  • Position of Navigation Links
    • sets position of the next/previous posts links

 

Posts

 

In the Posts section, you have the option to control things such as post title excerpt length, related posts, and more.

 

Blog Posts

 

Posts Settings

 

In the posts settings are available following options:

  • Post Title Excerpt Length
    • defines the post title maximum characters number for 2 or 3 columns grid layout
    • Post Title
  • Enable Post Excerpts
    • enables/disables the post excerpts on 1 column blog layout
    • Post Excerpt
  • Enable Post Author Avatar
    • enables/disables the post author avatar in the post meta header
    • Post Author Avatar
  • Post Meta Header Placement
    • controls visibility of the post meta header throughout the website
    • Post Meta Header
  • Position of Previous/Next Posts Links
    • sets position of the next/previous post link
    • Previous/Next Posts Links
  • Display Similar Posts
    • enables/disables similar posts feature on single post bottom area
    • Similar Posts

 

 

In the Featured Image section, you have the ability to show your featured image automatically at the top of your single blog post, blog index or not.

 

Featured Image

 

Featured Image Settings

 

In the featured image settings are available following options:

  • Enable Featured Images
    • enables/disables the featured images globally
    • Featured Image
  • Enable Featured Image on Single Blog Posts
    • enables/disables the featured images on single blog posts
  • Hide Placeholder Thumbnail Images
    • enables/disables the featured images placeholder image when no image is available
    • Featured Image Placeholder
  • Enable Hover Effect on Featured Images
    • sets if to display featured images hover effect with the link and zoom icons
    • Hover Effect on Featured Images

 

Post Format

 

The post format section controls if any post set with a defined format should be highlighted with a background color or not. You can enable this feature in the Post Format section.

 

Post Format

 

Post Format Settings

 

In the post format settings are available following options:

  • Sticky Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of sticky post format
    • Sticky Post Format
  • Aside Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of aside post format
    • Aside Post Format
  • Audio Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of audio post format
    • Audio Post Format
  • Chat Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of chat post format
    • Chat Post Format
  • Gallery Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of gallery post format
    • Gallery Post Format
  • Image Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of image post format
    • Image Post Format
  • Link Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of link post format
    • Link Post Format
  • Quote Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of quote post format
    • Quote Post Format
  • Status Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of status post format
    • Status Post Format
  • Video Post Format Background
    • enables/disables the background color of video post format
    • Video Post Format