I would like to keep more or less the default frontpage template, except change the bottom element to be blog posts. The template builder, however, inserts a blog element with a vertical scroll of blog posts, and I would like to display blog posts like the portfolio feature or the woocommerce plugin does, with an image-based grid format (horizontally scrollable would be great too!).
How can I do this? I am relatively novice when it comes to WP development, and the backend of this theme is so "automated" that I don't know how to change much (I am accustomed to simply tweaking the stylesheet as needed). I am willing to put some serious time into figuring this out and/or money to pay for plugins if necessary, just need some help to point me in the right direction!