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  • #852982
    Elaine

    I downloaded Dispatch and have no idea how to use it. Is there a tutorial? I’ve never used Show Posts and am fairly beginner at WordPress. I’ve used it but only for basic themes.

    GeneratePress 2.2.2
    #853229
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    All of the Posts included within Dispatch site show how the site is built, but that may be a little daunting to begin with if you haven’t used WP Show Posts before. So the base documentation is here:

    https://docs.wpshowposts.com

    First off the post grids and lists you see on the home page and on the sidebar are set-up in Dashboard > WP Show Posts. Lets look at the homepage breakdown:

    1. Hero Grid – this is set up using a GP Header Element. It automatically displays the 4 latest posts. You don’t need to do anything. the current blank square you see is because of the Hello World post that has no featured image.

    2. The rest of the lists on the page are the added in the editor using shortcodes. Some are wrapped in some HTML to give them their special look. Each one is listed by name in the WP List. This post breaks down the lists:

    https://gpsites.co/dispatch/using-wp-show-posts/

    You can edit each of the lists to display a different category etc.

    For the first list which is the Standard list doesn’t use a taxonomy. I would suggest editing the list, go to More Settings tab and change the Order to Descending and in the Offset field add 4. So that way your header grid will show the 4 latest posts and this will display the next set of latest posts.

    3. All the rest of the lists are set by a particular taxonomy which again can be changed in the the relevant list.

    Let me know if that helps

    #871105
    kentchow

    I really like the Dispatch layout. Nice work!

    How to setup this? I am very confused.

    “1. Hero Grid – this is set up using a GP Header Element. It automatically displays the 4 latest posts. You don’t need to do anything. the current blank square you see is because of the Hello World post that has no featured image.”

    #871171
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    the Dispatch Site should just be imported from the GP Site Library on a clean WP install.

    https://docs.generatepress.com/article/using-the-site-library/

    The comment that you quoted was particular to that Users site.

    #872175
    kentchow

    Hi David, thanks for quick reply. I did import the site library, but by the default, it didn’t include the top widget (4 posts) with combination of portrait and landscape.

    It would be awesome if you have specific screenshots about how the Hero Grid configuration was setup with the Header element. Thanks!

    #872258
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Do you have the site set-up? If so you mind starting a new topic where you can share a link to site?

    #876848
    Xavier

    Hello David,

    Following the subject: I’m using Dispatch (nice theme BTW!) with a child theme and I have some questions about specific customization:

    In the author page (post’s author index) there is a “generate-columns-container” class in the code, but I can’t see any ‘WP Post List’ or ‘element’ for this layout and I wonder where the code or the layout is generated.

    I’d like to change the avatar size and show or hide some elements in the layout.

    you can see the page here: https://www.tempsart.cat/el-temps-de-les-arts/author/francesc_fontbona_autor/

    Thanks in advance.

    #877048
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    generate-columns-container is generated by GP Premium when columns are turned on in Customize > Layout > Blog. It’s using the standard GP blog archive.

    What are you wanting to do with the avatar? We can use CSS to adjust it.

    To remove elements (like the comments link), you can use the options in Customize > Layout > Blog.

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