Blogging is core WordPress functionality, and with Avada, we have added many ways to get the most out of this core custom post type. For a full rundown on how to blog, in conjunction with Avada, please see the full series of Blog documentation here.
One of the best ways to add blog posts to a page however, is to use the Blog Element. This is a fantastic method to use, because it allows you to place your blog posts on any page, select any of our layouts, assign custom categories to display, and so much more. Using the Blog Element gives you the flexibility to add a blog feed on any page, and indeed, anywhere on the page. Each Blog element can have a different set of categories, layouts and other unique blog settings. It’s also great to use if you want to only display a few posts on a page along with other content. Before you can display blog posts, you must, of course, first create them.
How To Use The Blog Element
The Blog Element is the most versatile way to add blog posts anywhere on your site.
Step 1 – Create a new page or edit an existing one.
Step 2 – Add a container then select your desired column layout.
Step 3 – Click the ‘+ Element’ button to bring up the Elements window. Locate the ‘Blog’ element and click it to bring up its options window.
Step 4 – Configure the Blog element to your liking. This is where the action happens. The Blog Element comes with 7 different blog layouts for you to choose from. They can then all be customized to your liking. To view the possibilities of this element, make sure you visit the Blog Element Demo page. There are way too many options to list for this element, but if you start with your preferred layout, and then slowly go down the options list, customizing its appearance to suit your wishes, you will soon get the blog page you are looking for! There is almost nothing that cannot be customized, and it is truly the most versatile way to add blogs to a page.
Step 5 – Once you have finished configuring the options, click ‘Save’ to insert the element into the page. Preview the page to view the Blog element output, and remember you can come back into the element to fine tune it.
Location: The edit screen within each Element.
You can deploy as many individual Elements in pages and posts as you need, there is no limit. 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: The Default setting will use the global settings assigned for this element in your Theme Options > Fusion Builder Elements > Blog Element section. Also, 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.
Location: WordPress Dashboard > Avada > Theme Options > Fusion Builder Elements > Blog Element.
The Avada Advanced Options Network gives you amazing flexibility with additional Global Options that allows you to control individual Elements en masse.