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    Viktor
    Spectator

    Hello,
    I use the grid 4 colums layout for my blog however it is not 100% width so everything is very small…
    Is it a way to force the blog 100% width?

    Other question: To optimise the display of the grid, is it a way to change the border around each post and to reduce the space (height and width) between them?

    Thank in advance,
    victor.

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  • Denzel Chia
    Moderator
    Post count: 3230
    #20277 |

    Hi,

    Please don’t use a post page.
    Use a normal page, select the 100% width page template, and use the blog shortcode.
    For example, the following blog shortcode.

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    Thanks!

    Viktor
    Spectator
    Post count: 11
    #20278 |

    Cool! I didn’t think about that!
    And do you have trick to reduce the space between the posts and the space around each of them?
    Thanks!

    Denzel Chia
    Moderator
    Post count: 3230
    #20304 |

    Hi,

    Those values are auto generated by javascript.
    In ALora/js/main.js at line 9155, you can find the following block of codes.

    You can change the value of the gutterWidth to a smaller value to reduce the space in between. And change the var gridwidth’s – 35 to a smaller value to increase the width of the posts.

    Sorry, that’s all I can provide for customization, if you require further assistance, Please kindly contact us via our service page. https://theme4press.com/services/

    Thanks!

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