Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Zenith Demo for WordPress
The Latest News particle displays your latest posts or featured content, along with images and text.
Here are the topics covered in this guide:
These options affect the main area of the particle, and not the individual items within. You can set the title of the particle, as well as give it an introductory paragraph here.
|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 between Particle and WordPress as the Content Source.|
|Title||Set a title for the particle.|
|CSS Classes||Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the particle.|
|Grid Column||Set the number of columns items appear in.|
These items make up the individual featured items in the particle. Items in this section will only appear if Particle is selected as the Content Source.
|Item Name||This is the name of the item. This appears as the item's title on the front end.|
|Layout||Choose between Photo, Photo Large, and Text as the layout type for the item.|
|Image||Set an image to appear in the item.|
|Description||Enter a text description for the item.|
|News Date||Add a date to be applied to the item on the front end.|
|URL||Enter a URL you would like the item to link to.|
|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 whether to Hide or Show 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||Display the image assigned to the post's Intro, Full or None.|
|Content Type||Choose between Content, Exerpt, and Hide for the post text to be displayed.|
|Content Limit||Set a limit (in characters) for the post text displayed.|
|Content Formatting||Choose between HTML and Plain Text formatting for the post's text.|
|Date||Show or Hide post dates.|
|Date Format||Set the format that dates will be displayed in.|
|Title||Show or Hide the post's title.|
|Title Limit||Enter the maximum number of characters in the title to display.|
|Read More||Show or Hide the Read More link.|
|Read More Label||Enter a text label to appear as the read more link|
|Target||Set a target window for the read more link.|
|Button CSS Classes||Enter any CSS Class(es) to apply to the items.|
Note: When using WordPress Content source, images can utilize Photo and Photo Large layouts by adding photo or photo-large to the Alt Text field for either the Intro or Full image of the Article(s) you are displaying.