[vc_row inertia=”0.1″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Choose the layout that’s right for your site. The theme includes 4 styles: Grid, Rows, Image Above and Image Left. Each blog can have any of these layouts and there is no limit to the number of blogs you can create. Setting up your blog is easy. You can fully customize the styling for your website including image sizes, excerpt lengths, post format icons and a lot more.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inertia=”0.1″][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”3602″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” img_link=”http://demo.vellumwp.com/blog/” border_color=”grey”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Image Above Posts

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]This layout provides space for large images, long post titles and lots of post details. These features make blogs easy to maintain and very consistent. Each post shows on one line and image sizes can be specified or you can allow the height to adjust automatically for each image for variation and a more natural look.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”3599″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” img_link=”http://demo.vellumwp.com/blog/grid-fluid/” border_color=”grey”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Grid Display Posts

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Specify any number of columns for your custom grid. The posts in fluid grid layouts automatically shift into position, fitting together like a puzzle and maximizing screen space. Any blog layout can be customized for your site by adding sidebars, breadcrumbs, paging, custom headers, custom footers, and a lot more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inertia=”0.1″ margin_bottom=”0″][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”3603″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” img_link=”http://demo.vellumwp.com/blog/image-left/” border_color=”grey”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Image Left of Posts

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The most popular layout style for high profile blogs showing the blog image on the left. The advantage of this layout is is uses less space than having the image above the content but still allows for long titles with a large font size. This layout also provides space for longer excerpts without extending the page length.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”3598″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” img_link=”http://demo.vellumwp.com/blog/grid-rows/” border_color=”grey”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Rows Display Posts

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]A clean and organized series of posts in an aligned display. Each row is the same height making it ideal for items with similar content allowing the viewer to quickly scan the page. The uniform presentation in rows also allows multiple posts on each row instead of one per line like  a traditional blog layout.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding=”0″ inertia=”0.1″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Default Settings

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Blogs can be enabled as the default home page, from a page template or by inserting a shortcode. The blog settings let you configure each option exactly as needed. When using a blog shortcode you can specify the options for each blog individually.

Configure the default blog settings from the “Settings > Blog Options” area of your admin.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3679″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_single_image image=”3682″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Example Blogs

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]We’ve created a series of example blogs so you can see the results. These demonstrate just a fraction of what you can customize and the variety of layout variations possible. Customize the blog to fit your website with sidebars, widgets, headers and footers. With all these options the potential is virtually endless. Check out some of the example blog pages.[/vc_column_text][vc_wp_custommenu nav_menu=”58″][large_separator][vc_column_text]

Content Builder

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The theme has a custom interface for the Visual Composer plugin (included) to make it easier to setup your blog shortcode.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3700″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” img_link_large=”yes”][large_separator][vc_column_text]

Shortcode Attributes


The blog shortcode can be added manually or using the content builder integrated into Visual Composer. When manually inserting the blog shortcode you can use the parameters below to customize the output.

Optional. The number of posts per page.
Optional. The template style: blog-image-top, blog-image-left, grid-rows, grid-rows-filtered, grid-staggered, grid-staggered-filtered
Optional. The post type source. Default: post
Exclude this parameter for no excerpt. Value: true
Optional. The length of the excerpt.
Optional. The number of columns in grid templates.
Optional. The image width.
Optional. The image height.
Split results into multiple pages. Value: true, false
Optional. The text for the read more button.