Typer comes with several ways to which your posts can be displayed. This tutorial will cover how users can change their post listing style on the Typer theme. These changes apply on your archive pages such as categories or tag pages, therefore the user needs to ensure that their posts are defined with the right category or tags. Typer offers post listings in several types of layouts which are, default list layout, big list, masonry and grid listing.
Default List Layout
This layout displays archive posts in a list format with the inclusion of the featured image. Users can decide which side the featured image should be displayed either on the left or right side of the post. More So users can also choose to enable or disable showing the images for the standard post format in the post listing. Under this style users can opt to make the first post big or not. This style comes with a standard row format to show the number of posts in each row in the sidebar layout and full layout. The sidebar layout allows a maximum of two posts while the full layout allows four posts.
Big List Layout
Big list simply displays your posts in list format also but in a bit different approach. The featured images are displayed below the post excerpt unlike in default listing where it was beside. Users can choose how they want the thumbnails of their posts to be displayed either in a normal or wide layout. Similarly, this style allows users to make the first post big or not. It also comes with a standard row format to show the number of posts in each row in the sidebar layout and full layout.
This type of listing displays your posts in a grid format without the preference of height. In a single post container it shows the image of the post then a category or tag below it is the post title and an excerpt. The masonry layout optimizes the use of space inside the archive page by reducing any unnecessary gaps. Similar settings of posts per row apply in this style as in the previous styles.
This type of listing displays your posts in a perfect sizing of rows and columns. For this case the grid listing contains two columns and a several rows depending on the number of posts in your archive page.
All the four post listing layouts have a general setting to which users can alter. Typer theme users can opt to show different meta names within the archive pages such as author avatar, author name, date posted, and bookmark button. The settings also allow users to change the background color of the post title and positioning of the background image. One can also change the font size in all post listing styles.
Steps To Change Post Listing Styles
To proceed and alter the posting style of your archive page first you have archive pages such as categories and tags.
- Access the customizer options by going to dashboard >> appearance >>customizer. This directs you to a customizing page with a left panel for different settings
- On this panel choose Typer options, usually the first option in the list.
- Under Typer options there are several settings but we are interested with the post listings, simply select it, usually around the 6th option.
- This takes you to the next section where you can alter the posts style. By default, it could be set to masonry or default listing. Users can use the dropdown to select their preferred post listing style.
- One you change your preferred post listing layout ensure you save your changes accordingly.