How to adjust the post/page layout

How to adjust the post/page layout

You are able to choose the page layout you’d like to have across your site either to cover the entire site, or you can choose on a per page basis.  The layout options you have available are:

Choose for your entire site

In order to choose the layout option you’d like that covers the entirety of your site, you’ll navigate to GENESIS > THEME SETTINGS.  Once there you’ll scroll down to the DEFAULT LAYOUT box where you’ll see this:

You can simply click on the option you’d like from these little screen icons.

Please note that in some of our themes we force a specific layout option on the home page occasionally for structural reasons.  If you are making changes here that aren’t affecting your home page or a custom page template on your site, it’s because it’s been forced to appear that way.

Choose per page, post, or product

If you’d like to have most of your site one layout but you’d like a specific page or post to appear differently, you can do that as well.  A great example of this is you want all your blog posts to have the content/sidebar format, but you want a lot of your pages to be full width.  You can see this displayed through our own site.

To do this, navigate to PAGES/POSTS > EDIT the page/posts you’d like to change.  Once there scroll down a little bit until you see the LAYOUT SETTINGS and you’ll simply click the option you’d like from the little screen icons.

If you are not seeing this box when editing a page or post, scroll all the way to the top and select SCREEN OPTIONS in that tab at the very top right corner of your screen.  It will drop down and you’ll just be sure the LAYOUT SETTINGS option has a checkmark next to it.  Now you’ll have that option available.

Post Content Features

Post Content Features

Blockquote

Blockquotes are used to highlight quotes or specific aspects of your content are are styled to look different.

This is a blockquote example.

To add a blockquote to your own post or page, you’ll highlight your text and then use the icon on the toolbar when you’re editing a post that looks like a quote.

Ordered List

You can also add Ordered List to your posts/pages by highlighting your text and then using the icon on the toolbar that looks like 3 lines with little numbers next to it. An example of an ordered list is as follows:

  1. Ordered list item #1
  2. Ordered list item #2
  3. Ordered list item #3
  4. Ordered list item #4
  5. Ordered list item #5

Unordered List

You can also add Unordered List to your posts/pages by highlighting your text and then using the icon on the toolbar that looks like 3 lines with little dots next to it. An example of an unordered list is as follows:

  • Unordered list item
  • Unordered list item
  • Unordered list item
  • Unordered list item
  • Unordered list item

 

What is the difference between a page and a post?

What is the difference between a page and a post?

Post

If you’re going to have a blog, you’ll mostly be working in the Posts area of your WordPress dashboard.  Posts are your actual blog posts.  View them as articles in a newspaper.  When you publish a new one, the last one gets pushed down and the new one is at the top and the most recent.

Posts can also be filed into Categories and Tags to help sort through your blog posts.  After many years of blogging you’ll likely have hundreds of posts so having an organized filed system in place will make finding older posts easier when you file them within categories and tags.  For more information about the difference between a Category and a Tag, see this.

Page

A page is static information.  For example, your About page is a page you create once and it remains.  It’s not filed within your blog posts but remains static unless you go back and edit the page in the future.

What is the difference between a category and a tag?

What is the difference between a category and a tag?

Category

Categories are meant for organizing your posts like a filing system. They are typically broad terms like “Recipes” or “DIY Projects”. These are your general topics that you write about. Typically you’ll have a few of these.. maybe 10 of your primary categories. Don’t get to specific with your Category titles like “ground beef”.. that is what tags are for below.

You can also do sub-categories where you have categories listed under a primary category. An example of this is “Recipes > Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner” Where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all sub-categories of Recipes. This option doesn’t have to be used, but if you need to break your categories down a bit further, this is how you’ll do it.

Tag

Tags are for describing very specific details of your blog post. These are used to micro-categorize things. For example, you could use “ground beef” as a tag, and then anyone who wants to look at all posts that mention “ground beef” those can be found.