[Resolved] Blog Main Page Post elements not formatting correctly

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  • #950704
    Zachary

    For some reason, my Blog show entries on the Blog main page isn’t formatting as it looks in Elementor. Instead of the “read more” button aligning just right of the thumbnail image and under the excerpt and no social media plugs, the live version of my site is placing the “read more” button under the image and adding the shar icons. It looks really clunky. How can I fix this? I’ve already tried the “WP Show Posts” section to fix.

    how it should look with Read more button

    How it actually formats....ugly

    Thanks!

    #950780
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    Any specific reasons you are using WP Show Posts and Elementor for the main blog page instead of using the default posts page?

    Let me know 🙂

    #950792
    Zachary

    Yes, i use the default “posts” page to input my posts which are formatting just fine when you see the entire post, but its the Excerpt or blog menu page that I’m having issues formatting. Am I missing something?

    #950828
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Sorry I’m a bit confused.

    The page you linked named Blog is not actually the posts page – it’s just a static page using WP Show Posts.

    If you want that page to be the posts page, it needs to be assigned under Settings > Reading.

    And it shouldn’t involved Elementor at all.

    Does that make sense or I’m still missing something?

    #950852
    Zachary

    I’m a noob so i’m learning as I’m going. I did what you said and made my blog page the “posts” page and now it looks even worse…than the content/sidebar simple layout that I had.
    https://www.cutthebear.com/blog/

    #950858
    Zachary

    Ok so I was able to alter some settings in GP and it is now looking fine. I guess there’s no way ot get that single column look with the posts, but it looks good now. Thanks!

    What’s confusing is when I should be using GP, Elementor, or WP Settings to make alterations. Do you have any rules or best practice suggestions for that?

    Thanks!

    #950879
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    You can absolutely use the single column layout – simply uncheck the “Display posts in columns” option:
    https://docs.generatepress.com/article/using-columns-in-the-blog/

    Personally I don’t use Elementor so I can’t really say when to use which – it really depends on what you are trying to create and your comfort level with HTML and CSS.

    Elementor free can’t be used to modify the main blog page though.

    #951490
    Zachary

    Thank you Leo…that helped me get it to look the way I wanted. I just need to learn when to use GP premium vs Elementor vs WordPress in house options.

    #951508
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support
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