Meta Element

13/01/2021

As part of Avada Layouts, we have created a series of Dynamic Elements that help generate content in the Content Layout Section of a Layout. These are called Layout Elements. In this document, we are looking at the newest of these, the Meta Element.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Layout Elements are only available when editing Content Layout Sections in Avada Layouts.
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Overview

How To Use The Meta Element

The Meta Element is a specific single post / product layout element, designed to add customized meta information anywhere in a Content Layout Section, in any Single Post, Page, Portfolio or WooCommerce product Layout. Of course, you can also use the full range of Design Elements when building your Layout, and combine them with the Layout Section Elements.

When you go to add an Element in a Content Layout Section, the Element dialog opens in a new tab called Layout Elements. This is where you will find the Meta Element.

The Meta Element can be placed anywhere in you Layout Section, and displays a selection of Meta content, based on the options selected in the element, on pages based on the conditions set in the Layout. There are three tabs of options in the element, controlling functionality and design. See the options panels below for specific details on that.

But basically, you select which meta information to enable or disable, add your preferred Separator, and then choose your design options to customize how the meta information displays on the page. You can control Height, Font Size, and Text Colors. Where you place the Meta Element is up to you, but the convention is at the bottom of the Content itself.

See below, for an example of the Meta Element added to the Single Post Layout on the Avada Author Demo.

Meta Element added to Single Post Layout
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Element Options

Location: The edit screen within each Element.

You can deploy most of the Layout Elements only once within each Layout. Within each of the Elements, you will see a tab or tabs that house an array of options that make it possible for you to configure each Element independently, and greatly enhance your flexibility and creative options.

Note: Please note that the displayed options screens below show ALL the available options for the element. If you have Avada’s Option Network Dependencies turned on, you will only see options relevant to your selections, and so the options screen may look somewhat different.

General Tab

  • Meta Elements – Choose the order of meta elements. You can choose from Author, Published Date, Categories, Comments, Tags, Modified Date, Portfolio Skills, Product SKU, Word Count and Reading Time. Drag the ones you want to dispaly to the Enabled Column. Ones in the Disabled Column will not display.
  • LayoutChoose if meta items should be stacked and full width, or if they should be floated.

  • Separator – Controls the choice of separator between each meta item. Add any symbol you like.

  • Reading Time – Set the Average Words Read / Min.

  • Element Visibility – Allows you to control the Element’s visibility. Choose one or more between Small Screen, Medium Screen, or Large Screen.

  • CSS Class – Allows you to add a class for the Element.

  • CSS ID – Allows you to add an ID for the Element.

View The Options Screen

Design Tab

  • Alignment – Select the alignment of the Meta information. Choose from Start, Center, End, Between, Space Around, and Space Evenly.

  • Vertical AlignmentDefines how the meta content should align vertically.

  • Horizontal AlignmentDefines how the meta content should align horizontally. Overrides what is set on the container.

  • Height – Controls the Meta section height. In pixels.

  • Text Font Size – Controls the font size for the meta text. Enter value including CSS unit (px, em, rem), ex: 10px Leave empty for default value.

  • Text Color – Controls the text color of the meta section text. Leave empty for default value.

  • Link ColorControls the link color of the meta section text.

  • Link Hover ColorControls the link color of the meta section text.

  • Background ColorControls the background color of element wrapper.

  • Border SizeControls the border size of the element wrapper. In pixels or percentage, ex: 10px or 10%.

  • Border ColorControls the border color of the element wrapper. Leave empty for default value

  • PaddingIn pixels or percentage, ex: 10px or 10%.

  • Margin – In pixels or percentage, ex: 10px or 10%.

  • Meta Item Background ColorControls the background color of the meta item.

  • Meta Item Border SizeControls the border size of the meta item. In pixels or percentage, ex: 10px or 10%

  • Meta Item Border ColorControls the border color of the meta item.

  • Meta Item PaddingIn pixels or percentage, ex: 10px or 10%.

  • Meta Item MarginIn pixels or percentage, ex: 10px or 10%.

View The Options Screen

Extras Tab

  • Animation Type – Controls the element’s animation type. Choose between None, Bounce, Fade, Flash, Rubberband, Shake, Slide, or Zoom.

  • Direction of Animation – Controls the direction of animation on the Element. Choose between Top, Right, Bottom, Left, or Static.

  • Speed of Animation – Controls the speed of animation on the Element. Choose between 0.1 to 1.

  • Offset of Animation – Controls when the animation will start. Choose between Default, Top of element hits bottom of viewport, Top of element hits middle of viewport, or Bottom of element enters viewport.

View The Options Screen

Global Options

Layout Elements do not have any Global Options.

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