Setting up Blog Listing Page and Blog Posts


Setting up Blog Listing Page


  1. Please navigate to Pages => Add New
  2. In the VamTam Drag & Drop Page  Builder click on the "Blog" button. Once the element is inserted you can click on the "edit" button located on the right side of the element to  change its setting. You can control - number of the posts per page,  pagination on/off, image on/off , showing particular category or a post.
  3. Publish.






In VamTam Theme Options => General Settings => Posts you will find options to hide the meta info and pagination type.

Blog Archive Pages : Categories, Post formats, Tags, Monthly  Archives. These blog listings are created automatically. InVamTam Theme  Options => Layout - you can change the default layout and  respectively the layout of the blog archive pages.


Setting up Blog Posts


Creating Blog Post


  1. Please navigate to Posts => Add New
  2. Choose the category, tags or post format from the options on the right hand side.
  3. Set the post format settings according to the help text above the editor.
  4. Publish.



You can customize the layout and style of your Blog Post in two locations:


Global Layout and Styles


Global Layout

If you need to change the layout - please navigate to VamTam theme options - Layout.

if you need the change particular area of the website go to the tabs - header, body, footer.


Global Styles

If you need to change the style (colors, backgrounds, typography) please navigate to VamTam theme options - Styles

if you would like to style particular area of the website go to the tabs - header, body, footer.

In VamTam theme options - General Settings - Posts you will find options to hide the meta info.

In VamTam theme options - General Settings - Media you will find options to resize bog images.

These options control the size of some of the images used by the  theme.Changes are not immediate. If you have changed any of these  options, please use theRegenerate thumbnailsplugin in order to update  your images.



Local Layout and Styles


You have an option to override some of global options . These options are located just bellow your text editor . You can create unique style  and layout for any blog post. Show Body Top Widget Areas, Page Layout  Type, Custom Sidebars, Page Background are such options.



Please make sure  you select the right post format. If you don’t – you’ll be wondering why the theme isn't working for you.Please note that the different post  format have different properties so please read the help text.


Post Formats


Standard

Just use the editor below.


Aside

Just use the editor below. The post title will not be shown publicly.


Single view:

Listing view:


Link

Use the editor below for the post body, put the link in the link option field .


Image

Use the standard Featured Image option.


Single view:




Listing view:



Video

Put the url of the video in the option field. You must use an oEmbed  provider supported by WordPress or a file supported by the [video]  shortcode which comes with WordPress.


Audio

Put the url of the video in the option field. You must use an oEmbed  provider supported by WordPress or a file supported by the [audio]  shortcode which comes with WordPress.


Quote


Gallery

Use the "Add Media" in a text/image block element to create a gallery.This  button is also found in the top left side of the visual and text  editors.