[Resolved] Customize blog and archive pages layout

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Home Forums Support Customize blog and archive pages layout

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    I have looked everywhere, tried to apply filters but it doesn’t work.

    In the blog settings I am displaying images left aligned, above titles and with a certain width. On the blog page only though I want to display posts in 4 columns with the images center aligned. I tried adding a filter:

    add_filter( 'generate_blog_columns','gm_blog_column_count' );
    function gm_blog_column_count( $count ) {
        if ( is_home() ) {
            return 25;
        return $count;

    Does it not work because the filter is only for custom post types?

    Also I am using post images of 1200x400px but for all the archives pages(including the blog) I would like to have them center cropped and have a fixed height of 200px. The blog settings only allow me to set width dimensioans with the height automcatically set to auto, whatever value I enter for the height image attribute.

    GeneratePress 2.0.2
    GP Premium 1.5.6

    Hi, I think I did it!

    I used the generate_blog_columns filter and set it to false.

    add_filter( 'generate_blog_columns','tu_portfolio_columns' );
    function tu_portfolio_columns( $columns ) {
        if ( is_search() || is_archive() ) {
            return false;
        return $columns;

    It worked. Is it the correct way to do it or is there a more bullet-proof way for this?

    I also tackled the CSS issue:

    .blog .inside-article .post-image img {
    	height: 200px;
    	object-fit: cover;
    	object-position: center;
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    The code looks good to me. Basically makes the search page and archive pages single column.

    That CSS should work as well. I would recommend to make sure it looks good on all devices: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/responsive-display/


    Hi Leo, yes, I also applied media queries to the code to cater for mobile as well.

    Ok, if it’s good, I am going to close the ticket.


    Customer Support

    No problem at all 🙂 Glad you figured it all out!

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