Setup your blog

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Blog List Page

Lambda has loads of options about the set up of your blog pages. These options can be found in Lambda>Blog.

Setting your blog page

You can set your blog page from Settings>Reading. From the Front page displayssection, select A static page. Then pick up a page to use as a blog page from the Posts pagedropdown. It is suggested that you use a blank page, as all the contents of that page will get overriden by the blog list.

Setting your blog style

Go to Lambda>Blog and scroll to the General Blog Options.Here you can setup the blog options that are used on all the main blog list pages.

  • Blog Style: Select a layout style to use for your blog pages.
  • Show Read More: Show or hide the "read more" link in list view.
  • Blog read more link: The text that will be used for your read more links.
  • Read more style: Display the readmore as button or simple link.
  • Strip teaser: Strip the content before the <--more--> tag in single post view.
  • Pagination Style: How your pagination will be shown.

Using Masonry Blog

This section allows you to set up how your masonry blog page will look.

  • Use Masonry On Posts Page: Blog list pages will use a masonry style.
  • Masonry Items Padding: Space to add between blog items in pixels.
  • Masonry Section Background Image: Upload an image as your masonry blog section background.
  • Masonry Section Transparent: Makes the masonry blog section transparent.

Changing the blog header

Change how your blog header looks.

  • Show Header: Show or hide the header at the top of the page.
  • Show Breadcrumbs: Show or hide the breadcrumbs in the header.
  • Breadcrumb Text Capitalisation: Decides the case of the breadcrumbs.
  • Header Text: Text that will be used for the header.
  • Text Color: Set the text color of the heading.
  • Header Type: Choose the type of header you want to use.
  • Header Font Size: Choose size of the font to use in your header.
  • Header Font Weight: Choose weight of the font to use in the header.
  • Header Alignment: Align the text shown in the header left, right or center.
  • Fade out when leaving page: Fades the heading out when the heading leaves the page.
  • Extra Classes: Space separated extra classes to add to the heading.
  • Margin Top: Amount of space to add above this element.
  • Margin Bottom: Amount of space to add below this element.
  • Text Shadow: Adds a text shadow to all the text in this row.
  • Inner Shadow: Adds an inner shadow to the inside of this row.
  • Section Width: Choose between padded-non padded section.
  • Optional class: Add an optional class to the section (separated with spaces).
  • Optional id: Add an optional id to the section.
  • Optional label: Add an optional label for this section, used in bullet nav tooltips.
  • Overlay Colour: Set the colour of the video & image overlay.
  • Overlay Opacity: Set the opacity of the video & image overlay.
  • Overlay Grid: Adds an overlay pattern image.
  • Background Video mp4: Enter url of an mp4 video to use for this rows background.
  • Background Video webm: Enter url of a webm video to use for this rows background.
  • Background Image: Choose an image to use for this rows background.
  • Image Background Size: Set how the image will fit into the section.
  • Image Background Repeat: Set how the image will be repeated.
  • Background Position vertical: Set the vertical position of background video and image. 0 value represents the top horizontal edge of the section. Positive values will push the background down.
  • Background Image Attachment: Set the way the background image is attached to the page.
  • Background Image Parallax Effect: Toggles the background image parallax effect.
  • Parallax Effect Start Position: Sets the position of the image in pixels that the parallax effect will start from.
  • Parallax Effect End Position: Sets the percentage of the image in pixels that the parallax effect will end up at.
  • Section Height: Section will vertically cover the entire viewport if Full Height is selected
  • Section Transparency: Section will be tranparent if On is selected.
  • Section Content Vertical Alignment: Align the content of the section vertically.

Single Post Page

Changing the look of your single post

This section allows you to set up how your single post will look.

  • Display categories: Toggle categories on/off in post.
  • Display tags: Toggle tags on/off in post.
  • Author bio: Display/hide the authors bio after the post.
  • Display avatar in Author bio: Toggle avatars on/off in Author Bio Section.
  • Display comment count: Show the number of comments.
  • Social Networks: Select which social networks you would like to share posts on.
  • Show related posts: Show Related Posts in a slider after the post content.
  • Number of related posts: The total number of related posts.
  • Number of related posts columns: Choose how many columns are displayed in the related posts section after the post content.