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Blog Page Setup

The Total theme of course also includes support for a blog via the standard posts and you have 3 methods you can use to create your “main” blog page. You can use the blog template, use the WordPress reading settings or use the WPBakery Page Builder or Elementor to insert your posts on any page. Below you will find the various methods for setting up the blog page as well as instructions on adding your posts.

Blog Template

If you are using the homepage as a static page you can create your blog page using the included blog template. Simply create a new page and under the Page Attributes section select the Blog template. Then publish your page. Now all you have to do is add blog posts and customize your blog using the Blog options in the Customizer.

Reading Settings

Alternatively you can leave your blog page using the default template and set your blog page under Settings->Reading this way it will use the index.php template file instead.

Blog Setup Using WPBakery or Elementor

You can also create a “Blog” using a blank page and inserting any of the available theme elements to display your blog posts – I would recommend the Post Cards element for displaying any posts on the site. This element allows you to display any post type (not just posts) and choose from various preset entry designs or you can create your own via the Card Builder.

The screenshot above is taken from the WPBakery Page Builder where I simply inserted the Post Cards element on a page and set it to display the site posts.

Further Reading

Below is a list of article that you may find useful for setting up your blog and single blog posts:

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