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  • #454963
    sampath

    Hey, I am new to wordpress(php) development. I have purchased generatepress plugin recently. I was able to modify single posts page successfully to my requirement.

    1. I have some meta data as custom fields for each post, I am trying to add this meta data to the posts on the home page instead of date, author, category meta data.

    2. I also want to style or change the post format to my requirement. Does changing css will be enough and right way to do it?>

    I am not able to find the right place to add it. look like post-meta.php is the right place but i need more help: whats the right way to add and where ?

    Thanks in advance

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    #454983
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You can use this hook to add your custom PHP into the meta area: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/generate_after_entry_title/

    As for the post format, the <article> element has the post format as a class which you can use to apply your CSS.

    Let me know if you need more info 🙂

    #454993
    sampath

    hey thanks, overriding generate_post_meta function to add custom meta data to posts on homepage worked, but as soon as i enabled ‘blog’ from the GP plugin my changes are gone???

    #455332
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You shouldn’t need to override anything – you can just create your own fresh function and insert it into that hook.

    #455390
    sampath

    Yeah, adding a new function to the hook works too!
    Also, i found out why my meta data is not showing when i enable ‘blog’, its because i have unchecked ‘display post data, author, categories, tags’ and its hiding my custom meta data too with a css style – display: none.

    How do I show my custom meta with the ‘blog’ activated from the GP Plugin.

    I really appreciate your support Tom.

    #455601
    sampath

    changing the div class name from entry-meta to someother class worked.

    Thanks

    #455630
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Glad you got it working! You can also just override that display: none CSS to display: block with an !important or a more specific selector 🙂

    #455643
    sampath

    okay thanks
    When I add a css class to a div element I am seeing the same class in both homepage and single page.

    Is there a way to apply css class only to homepage elements??
    I was modifying ‘generate_post_classes’ and ‘generate_main_classes’ functions
    Thanks

    #455822
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    You would just add .home at the start of the selector.

    For example, .inside-article would be .home .inside-article

    #455910
    sampath

    i am trying to add bootstrap column class to article element i.e ‘col-lg-4 col-sm-6 col-xs-6’ but they are being applied to both home posts and single posts page.

    your solution might not be helpful in this case

    edit: also i did not find any .home class already in there, did you mean to ‘add a new .home class to inside-article element and style it’?

    #455916
    sampath

    this helped me to know current view page https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/83887/return-current-page-type and i added classes based on the ‘current view’

    edit: or just ‘is_single()’ function.

    thanks

    #456076
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer
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