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The first thing you need to do before displaying blog posts is to create them. Monstroid offers several blog post types with ability to assign custom categories to each post. You can easily display a set of posts based on category. Take a look at how to create blog posts.

Creating blog posts

Quick Edit

Navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin.
When hovering on each title of each post, it will show the following actions: Edit, Quick Edit, Trash, View.

Follow the Steps Listed Below To Create A Blog Post:

  1. Navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin.
  2. Click the Add New button to create a new post. Create a title and insert your post content in the editing field.
  3. Choose the post format on the right side. Default is Standard.
  4. Add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the Category name.
  5. Add Tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas.
  6. To add the Featured image, click Featured Image Box, select an image and click “Set Featured Image”.
  7. Once you are finished, click Publish to save the post.

Blog Monstroid options

The section contains settings for WordPress blog pages (listing and single post types).

  • Featured Media
    Displays Featured Image, Gallery, Audio, Video in blog post listing depending on post type.
  • Featured Image Size
    Set dimensions for post featured image in pixels.
  • Featured Image Alignment
    Set alignment for post featured images.
  • Post content
    Select how you want to display post content in blog listing
  • Content Part length
    Specify the number of words displayed in blog listing content part. Will not work if post has an excerpt.
  • More button
    Enable/Disable read more button in blog listing.
  • More button label
    Specify the "Read More" button label text.

Blog > Layout

  • Enable custom blog layout
    Enable/disable custom blog layout.
  • Filter type
    Select if you want to filter posts by tag or by category.
  • Custom blog filter type
    Select blog filter type.
  • Use on pages
    Please specify pages that will use custom blog layout.
  • Grid columns
    Select grid layout pattern for pages with custom blog layout.
  • Masonry columns number
    Specify custom masonry layout columns number.
  • Masonry columns gutter
    Specify custom masonry layout columns gutter(px).
  • Timeline item width
    Specify custom item width for Timeline blog layout(%).
  • Enable timeline breakpoints
    Enable/disable timeline breakpoints.
  • Timeline breakpoint
    Select timeline breakpoint type.
  • Timeline breakpoint date format
    Specify the date format.
  • Enable marker's date label
    Enable/disable marker's date label.
  • Timeline marker date format
    Specify the date format.
  • Grid type
    Select layout pattern for pages with custom blog layout. Wide layout will fit for window width. Boxed layout will have fixed width.
  • Custom Blog sidebars
    You can choose if you want to display sidebars and how you want to display them.
  • Template type
    Select template type for blog posts.

Blog > Meta

  • Date
    Show/Hide post publication date.
  • Author
    Show/Hide post author.
  • Comments
    Show/Hide number of comments.
  • Categories
    Show/Hide post categories.
  • Tags
    Show/Hide post tags.
  • Additional post meta
    Enable/disable additional post meta.

Blog > Post

  • Featured Image
    Display featured image on the single post page.
  • Size of Featured Image
    Set dimensions for single post featured images in pixels.
  • Alignment of Featured Image
    Set alignment for single post featured images.
  • Navigation
    Enable/disable post navigation block.
  • Author Bio
    Enable/disable the author bio block. Author bio block is displayed on the post page.
  • Related posts
    Enable/disable the related posts block. Related posts block is displayed on the post page.
  • Allow Comments
    Enable/disable comments for blog posts.
  • Gallery Slider
    Replace the default WordPress gallery shortcode with an enhanced jQuery carousel.
  • Lightbox for images in a content
    Automatically adds lightbox for images in a post content.
  • Additional post meta
    Enable/disable additional post meta.

Assigning the blog page

The first method we will cover is the standard WordPress method, setting up an assigned blog or “post” page. It’s as simple as making a new page, and then telling WordPress to use that page as the post page.

Follow these Steps to assign a Posts Page

  1. Navigate to Pages and click Add New.
  2. Input a new name for your page, then find the Page Attributes box on the right side.
  3. Select the Default page template from the dropdown list.
  4. Select any number of page options in the Page Options Box.
  5. Click "Publish" to save the page.
  6. To set the page as your posts page, navigate to Settings > Reading and select your blog page name for the Posts Page. Doing this will automatically pull your blog posts and place them on the page.