Blog and Post

Customize the blog and posts of your Joomla website.

YOOtheme Pro provides default templates for the blog and categorized articles, further referred as posts, which come with several layout settings.

The following settings can be found in the Layout → Blog and Layout → Posts panels of YOOtheme Pro. Make sure to browse to the blog or a single post in the preview on the right to see the changes immediately.

Note YOOtheme Pro allows you to create templates for the blog and posts with the YOOtheme Pro page builder. Additionally, individual post layouts can also be created with the YOOtheme Pro page builder. In both cases the default template is not loaded which is why the following settings are not applied.


Blog Layout

Use the following options to style the blog layout.

Setting Description
Width Set the blog width.
Padding Set the vertical padding.
Column Gap Set the size of the gap between the grid columns.
Row Gap Set the size of the gap between the grid rows.
Breakpoint Set the breakpoint from which the grid items will stack.
Masonry Enable masonry effect and create a layout free of gaps even if grid items have different heights.
Parallax Enable parallax effect and move single grid columns at different speeds while scrolling. Define the vertical parallax offset in pixels.

Note The number of columns displayed on the blog overview page can be defined in the Article Manager Options in Joomla under Blog/Featured Layout. Mind that setting the number of columns in the Menu Item will override the option from the Article Manager.


Blog Image

Use the following options to configure the post images in the blog overview.

Setting Description
Image Margin Set the top margin if the image is aligned between the title and the content.
Image Width Set the width of the image.
Image Height Set the height of the image.

Note The image position can be defined in the Article Manager Options in Joomla under Editing Layout.

Learn more about images in the files and images documentation.


Blog Content

Use the following options to style the post title, meta text, content and link in the blog overview.

Setting Description
Alignment Center the title, meta text and button.
Title Style Set the title style.
Title Margin Set the top title margin.
Meta Margin Set the top meta margin.
Content Length Limit the content length to a number of characters and add the "Continue Reading" button.
Content Margin Set the top content margin.
Content Alignment Center the content on the blog overview page only.
Button Set the style for the "Continue Reading" button.
Button Margin Set the top button margin.

Blog Navigation

Use a numeric pagination or previous/next links to browse between blog pages.

Blog navigation option

Additionally, you can show or hide Start/End links for the numeric pagination.

Start/End links


Joomla Blog Options

Joomla offers many additional blog options. To layout the blog overview, edit your blog menu item and open the Blog Layout tab. Here is a list of the most important options.

Setting Description
Leading Articles Set a number of leading articles to display full-width at the beginning of the page.
Columns Set the number of columns.
Multi Column Order Order posts down or across columns.

To layout posts in the blog overview, edit your blog menu item and open the Options tab. Here is a list of the most important options.

Setting Description
Show Title Show or hide article title.
Show Intro Text Show the intro text of the article. If set to Hide, only the part after the "Read More" break will show.
Show Category Show or hide article category.
Show Author Show or hide article author.
Show Publish Date Show or hide publish date of the article.
Show Navigation Show or hide a navigation link between articles.
Show "Read More" Show or hide the "Read more" link.
Show Tags Show or hide the tags for each article.

For more information and full list of article options, refer to the Joomla documentation.


Excerpt

To show an excerpt instead of the intro text in the blog overview, create a custom field with the name excerpt and use a Text Area field type.

Excerpt

Make sure to set the Automatic Display option to Do not automatically display in the Options tab.

Excerpt automatic display option

Now if you edit a post, you can add an excerpt text in the Fields tab. YOOtheme Pro will automatically show the except in the blog overview.


Post Layout

Use the following options to style the single post layout.

Setting Description
Width Set the post width.
Padding Set the vertical padding.
Remove Top Padding Remove the top padding.
Content Width Set an explicit content width which doesn't affect the image or inherit the post width.

Post Image

Use the following options to configure the post images in the single post view.

Setting Description
Image Margin Set the top margin if the image is aligned between the title and the content.
Image Width Set the width of the image.
Image Height Set the height of the image.

Note To place an image between the title and the content, open Joomla's article manager options, go to the Editing Layout tab and set the Intro Image Float option to Right or Left.

Learn more about images in the files and images documentation.


Post Content

Use the following options to style the post title, meta text, content and link in the single post view.

Setting Description
Alignment Center the title and meta text.
Title Margin Set the top title margin.
Meta Margin Set the top meta margin.
Meta Style Display the meta text in a sentence or a horizontal list.
Content Margin Set the top content margin.
Drop Cap Set a large initial letter that drops below the first line of the first paragraph.

Joomla Article Options

Joomla offers many additional article options for the article view. Open Joomla's global article manager options and click on the specific tab. Here is a list of the most important options.

Setting Tab Description
Position of Article Info Articles Position the meta text above or below the title.
Show Category Articles Show or hide article category.
Show Author Articles Show or hide article author.
Show Publish Date Articles Show or hide publish date of the article.
Show Navigation Articles Enable a navigation link between articles.
Show Tags Articles Show or hide the tags for each article.
Image Float Editing Layout Choose the left or right option to display the image between the title and the content. Choose None to display the image at the top of the article.
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