How Blogs Work In Avada
A Blog is a section of a website, that typically shows news or articles. The content is usually presented in reverse chronological order (newer content appears first). Individual Blog entries are referred to as ‘Blog posts’. The ‘Posts’ post type is a core WordPress post type, like pages, and individual Blog posts are first created, and then displayed on the site using a variety of methods.
Watch the video below and read the full set of Blog documents, as shown on the left, to get a clear idea of how best to use this powerful, and very flexible, set of publishing tools.
The Blog (Post) Post Type
The first thing to understand about setting up a Blog is that posts are a default post type in WordPress, in the same way that pages are. So, setting up a Blog in Avada requires you to first create Blog posts, and then you can display them on your site in various ways, for example, by using an assigned blog page, or by using the Blog or Recent Posts Element.
The ‘Post’ Post Type gathers your blog items together in a collection, separate from other post types, and also provides options for Categories, and Tags, which allow for further filtering and sorting down the track. The ‘Post’ Post Type and the Blog and Recent Posts Element, together with the Fusion Theme Options and the Fusion Page Options, offer an enormously wide range of choices, to give you a multitude of ways you can set up a Blog on your Avada site.
Overview of the Blog Creation Process
In the other documents in the Blog Category, as you can see on the left hand side of the page, we break down the process of creating a Blog into their individual steps, but in broad terms, to create a Blog on your Avada site, you will follow this general process:
Create your individual Blog posts. These are the individual articles/posts in your blog. The following documents go into much more detail on this process, but there is enormous flexibility here, both for how things are laid out, and options of using Categories, and Tags for further filtering and sorting.
Use the one of the various methods to display your blog posts on your site. Once you have created your individual Single Blog Posts, you have a choice of methods to display them on your site. See the Displaying Blog Posts On Your Site document for all the possibilities.
There are also a range of Blog options in the both the Theme Options and the Post Options to control the layout and functionality of both the General Blog, and the Single Blog Posts.
Blogs themselves are the cornerstone of some sites, and so we have created a system that provides the necessary muscle and flexibility to cover almost any scenario. Make sure you read the remaining Blog docs to see how this great system can work for you.