Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Elixir Demo for WordPress
The Latest Blogs particle displays your latest posts or featured content, along with images and text. You can vary the way these items appear, making them more appealing to the eye and magazine-like.
Here are the topics covered in this guide:
These options affect the main area of the particle, and not the individual items within.
|Particle Name||This is the name of the particle used for back end management. It does not appear on the front end.|
|Content Source||Choose whether to have content load from particle items or the CMS.|
|CSS Classes||Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the particle.|
|Title||Set a title for the particle.|
|Upper Title||Enter a title to appear above the main title.|
|Grid Column||Set the number of columns items appear in.|
These items make up the individual featured items in the particle.
|Item Name||This is the name of the item. This appears as the item's title on the front end.|
|Image||Set an image to appear in the item.|
|Description||Enter a text description for the item.|
|URL||Enter a URL you would like the item to link to.|
|Target||Select a target window for the URL to open through.|
|Categories||Select the categories of posts this particle will display.|
|Posts||Select the number of posts you would like the particle to fetch.|
|Sticky Posts||Choose to Show or Hide sticky posts.|
|Number of Posts||Enter the maximum number of posts to display.|
|Start From||Enter offset specifying the first post to return. The default is '0' (the first post).|
|Order By||Choose the type of factor to order by.|
|Ordering Direction||Choose between Ascending and Descending as the post ordering method.|
This section configures how posts are displayed.
|Image||Choose to Show or Hide the image.|
|Content Type||Choose between showing the Content or Exerpt text to display. You can also Hide text completely.|
|Content Limit||Set a limit (in characters) of the post's text to appear.|
|Content Formatting||Select between Plain Text and HTML text formatting.|
|Title||Choose whether or not the title of an post should be shown.|
|Title Limit||Set a character limit for titles.|
|Link Target||Set the target for the button. You can choose between Self which opens the link in the current tab or New Window which opens links in a new tab.|