Blog Theme Options

07/06/2019

There is a range of both global and local options for the various parts of the Blog system. Here, let’s look at the various global options that affect the Blog.

General Blog Options

Firstly, the General Blog Options are located at Avada > Theme Options > Blog > General Blog, from the WordPress dashboard.

As noted at the top of the page: “The options on this tab only control the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading”, blog archives or the blog single post page, not the blog element. The only options on this tab that work with the blog element are the Date Format options and Load More Post Button Color.”

Archive pages are the automatically generated pages you get when you click on a Category, or Tag on the front end. These archive pages display according to the options chosen here. See the Blog Archive Pages documentation for more information on this.

  • Blog Page Title Bar – Controls how the page title bar displays on single blog posts and blog archive pages.

  • Blog Assigned Page Title BarControls how the page title bar displays on the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading”.

  • Blog Page TitleControls the title text that displays in the page title bar only if your front page displays your latest post in “Settings > Reading”.

  • Blog Page SubtitleControls the subtitle text that displays in the page title bar only if your front page displays your latest post in “Settings > Reading”.

  • Blog LayoutControls the layout for the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading”. Choose from Large, Medium, Large Alternate, Medium Alternate, Grid, Timeline, or Masonry.

  • Blog Archive LayoutControls the layout for the blog archive pages.

  • Pagination TypeControls the pagination type for the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading” or blog archive pages.

  • Load More Posts Button ColorControls the background color of the load more button for ajax post loading. Also works with the blog element.

  • Number of ColumnsControls the number of columns for grid and masonry layout when using it for the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading” or blog archive pages. IMPORTANT: Masonry layout does not work with 1 column.

  • Column SpacingControls the column spacing for blog posts for grid and masonry layout when using it for the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading” or blog archive pages. In pixels.

  • Equal HeightsTurn on to display grid boxes to equal heights per row.

  • Blog Archive Grid Text PaddingControls the top/right/bottom/left padding of the blog text when using grid / masonry or timeline layout. Enter values including any valid CSS unit, ex: 30px, 20px, 25px, 25px

  • Blog Archive Grid Content AlignmentControls the content alignment of the blog text when using grid / masonry or timeline layout.

  • Blog Content DisplayControls if the blog content displays an excerpt or full content or is completely disabled for the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading” or blog archive pages.

  • Excerpt LengthControls the number of words in the post excerpts for the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading” or blog archive pages.

  • Strip HTML from ExcerptTurn on to strip HTML content from the excerpt for the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading” or blog archive pages.

  • Featured Image / Video on Blog Archive PageTurn on to display featured images and videos on the blog archive pages.

  • Blog Alternate Layout Month and Year FormatControls the month and year format for blog alternate layouts. Formatting Date and Time.

  • Blog Alternate Layout Day FormatControls the day format for blog alternate layouts. Formatting Date and Time

  • Blog Timeline Layout Date FormatControls the timeline label format for blog timeline layouts. Formatting Date

Fusion Theme Options - Blog - General Blog

Blog Single Post Options

The Blog Single Post tab is below the General Blog tab. The options here cover the default options for the Blog Single Posts, which can also be overridden on a blog post by post basis. See below for the Global options and see the Blog Post Options for more info on how to override these options on a post by post basis.

  • 100% Width Page – Allows you to display blog posts at 100% browser width. Turn Off to follow the site width, instead.

  • Featured Image/Video On Single Blog Post – Allows you to show or hide Featured images or video on blog single posts.

  • Previous/Next Pagination – Allows you to show or hide the previous/next pagination on single blog single posts.

  • Post Title – Allows you to set the position of the title relative to the Featured image. Choose between Below, Above or Disabled.

  • Meta Data Position – Allows you to choose the position of the post’s meta data. You can choose from Below Article or Below title.

  • Author Info Box – Allows you to show or hide the Author Info box below blog single posts.

  • Social Sharing Box – Allows you to show or hide the Social Sharing Box below blog single posts.

  • Related Posts – Allows you to show or hide Related Posts.

  • Comments – Allows you to show or hide the comments.

Fusion Theme Options - Blog - Blog Single Post

Blog Meta Options

The Blog Meta tab deals with how the Blog Meta data displays on various parts of the site. As noted at the top of the page, “The on/off meta options on this tab only control the assigned blog page in “Settings > Reading” or the blog archives, not the blog element. The only options on this tab that work with the blog element are the Meta Data Font Size and Date Format options.”

  • Post MetaTurn on to display post meta on blog posts. If set to “On”, you can also control individual meta items below. If set to “Off” all meta items will be disabled.

  • Post Meta AuthorTurn on to display the post meta author name

  • Post Meta DateTurn on to display the post meta date.

  • Post Meta CategoriesTurn on to display the post meta categories.

  • Post Meta CommentsTurn on to display the post meta comments.

  • Post Meta Read More LinkTurn on to display the post meta read more link.

  • Post Meta TagsTurn on to display the post meta tags.

  • Meta Data Font SizeControls the font size for meta data text. Enter value including CSS unit (px, em, rem), ex: 12px.

  • Date FormatControls the date format for date meta data. Formatting Date and Time

Fusion Theme Options - Blog - Blog Meta

Sidebars > Blog Posts

There are also Blog options in the Sidebars > Blog Posts, and Sidebars > Blog Archive sections. These two sections allow you to control the display and content of any sidebars you might want on your Single Blog Posts and Blog Archive Pages.

  • Global Blog Post Sidebar 1 –  Select sidebar 1 that will display on all Blog posts.

  • Global Blog Post Sidebar 2 – Select sidebar 2 that will display on all Blog posts. This can only be selected in Sidebar 1 is also selected.

  • Force Global Sidebars For Blog Posts – Turn on if you want to use the same sidebars on all Blog posts. This option disables the Sidebars tab in the Fusion Page Options on Blog Posts.

  • Global Blog Sidebar Position – Controls the position of sidebar 1 for all Blog posts and archive pages. If sidebar 2 is selected, it will display on the opposite side.

Fusion Theme Options - Sidebars - Blog Posts

Sidebars > Blog Archive

  • Blog Archive Sidebar 1 – Select sidebar 1 that will display on the Blog archive pages.

  • Blog Archive Sidebar 2 – Select sidebar 2 that will display on the Blog archive pages. Sidebar 2 can only be used if sidebar 1 is selected.

Fusion Theme Options - Sidebars - Blog Archive

Fusion Builder Elements > Blog Element

Finally, in the Fusion Builder Elements > Blog Element area of the theme options, you can set the default behavior of the Blog Element, which as well can be overridden in any instance of the Element you place on a page.

View the Displaying Blog Posts On Your Site, or the Blog Element documentation for more information on how to use this Element to display your Blog posts across your site.

  • Number of Columns – Set the number of columns per row for grid and masonry layout. IMPORTANT: Masonry layout does not work with 1 column.

  • Column SpacingControls the column spacing for blog posts for grid and masonry layout. In pixels.

  • Blog Grid Text PaddingControls the top/right/bottom/left padding of the blog text when using grid / masonry or timeline layout. Enter values including any valid CSS unit, ex: 30px, 20px, 25px, 25px.

  • Content DisplayControls if the post content displays an excerpt, full content or is completely disabled for blog elements.

  • Excerpt LengthControls the number of words in the excerpts for blog elements.

  • Blog Date Box Color – Controls the color of the date box in blog alternate and recent posts layouts.

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