Creating Portfolio Posts
Before you can display your Portfolio items on a page, you first need to create them. Portfolio posts are a custom post type, much like a blog post, and each individual portfolio item must be created for it to show up on the Portfolio page.
Avada offers several options for portfolio posts, and with the ability to assign custom categories to each post, you can easily display a set of posts based on category. Each portfolio post offers several ways to add tags, categories, and skills. Categories are the filters you see above the post that allows the viewer to sort the posts. Skills and Tags are used to add additional meta info to the post. See below for information on how to create portfolio posts.
How To Create A Portfolio Post
Step 1 - Navigate to the Portfolio tab in your WordPress admin.
Step 2 - Click on the Add New button to create a post. Insert a title, then insert your post content in the editing field. You can use any of our shortcode builder elements inside the post.
Step 3 - Add Categories from the right side. To assign, check the box next to the Category name. These Categories are the filters above your portfolio images. They allow you to filter different types of projects.
Step 4 - Add Tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field and separate multiple tags with commas.
Step 5 - Add Skills from the right side. Click Add New, type in your skill text and hit enter. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the Skill name.
Step 6 - For a single image, click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click 'Set Featured Image'. IMPORTANT: you must upload a featured image to each post for the post to load on portfolio pages.
Step 7 - For a slideshow, insert more than one Featured Image and each image will be a slide in the slideshow. Five featured image boxes show by default, to add more change the 'Post Image Slideshow' number in Theme Options > Slideshows tab.
Step 8 - For a video post, paste the iFrame embed from either Youtube or Vimeo into the Video Embed Code field.
Step 9 - Select any number of options for the portfolio post in the Fusion Page Options box.
Step 10 - Once you are finished, click Publish to save the post.
Here is a screenshot that shows the various areas of the Portfolio Post Page as described above.