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  • #24343

    Hey guys,

    just seeking a bit of practical advice on how to structure the blog on my site (I find it not so intuitive to understand how to do that):

    http://www.vacationrentalsecrets.com

    Basically, I inserted in the menu a page called “Sharing The Secrets (Blog)” and would like it to be the main platform for accessing the articles.

    I chose the ‘single author full width’ page, because I’d like to list samples of the articles that way. The page I build consists of two elements within the Avia builder at the moment:

    -Blog Posts

    -Post Slider

    Is there any video tutorial on how to build the blog within Enfold? Is the blog architecture and the way it blends in the website different from creating a page (the “blog homepage”) and its subpages (the posts)?

    How do I get rid of the dummy data blog pages without deleting them from my backend? They keep showing up on my general Blog page although they are not part of it, nor they are in any of the categories I made as default.

    Any suggestions? Any examples you use I could look at to get inspiration and mostly understand how those pages are structured?

    Thanks!

    Antonio

    #123222

    Also, the original blog page I am using from the dummy data doesn’t respond to the “show extracts with read more” only feature I assigned and it shows up the entire blogposts one after the other without the possibility to add any comment.

    How do I solve that? Should I delete the blog page, make a brand new one and assign the modules within the Avia builder then put it on the menu?

    Thanks

    #123223

    Hi,

    Please watch this video.

    In order to create a Blog, just create a new page name it New Blog for example. Insert the Blog Post element, configure the options. Go to Enfold > Theme Options > Frontpage Settings, select your frontpage. Another setting will pop out that will allow you to choose the Blog page, select your New Blog page. Save changes. You can then configure your menus on Appearance > Menus.

    Regards,

    Ismael

    #123224

    Hi Ismael,

    thanks for your reply. I’ve done what you said.

    Which video should I watch. There was no link in your message?

    Thanks! I’ll follow your instructions!

    Take care,

    Antonio

    #123225

    Hey!

    I tagged this thread for Ismael.

    Best regards,

    Peter

    #123226

    Hi ,

    I have many difficulties with this as well.

    1- When I want to use the enfold admin to select the page where the blog will be displayed, I have the breadcrumb menu which I don’t want. Can you tell me how to get rid of it?

    2- If I want to use instead a blog module on a page I call “blog” I have two problems. The page looks blurry, and if I select show full post thinking it would show my post where I have inserted a “read more” option (when I wrote the post) it overwrite it and shows the full post.

    If on the contrary I use the excerpt option, the text is cut but I want it to be cut exactly where I put the “read more” option and this is not possible.

    So, I am unable to create my blog page.

    Can you give me solutions for these two problems: get rid of breadcrumb menu when using enfold admin to display blog AND make that is i use a blog module on a page it doesn’t look blurry.

    Kind regards,

    #123227

    Hi

    I forgot to tell that I cannot find how to translate “HOME” in the breadcrumb menu. I used WPML and could translate anything I want but I can’t find “home” and I want to change it in French.

    Kind regards,

    #123228

    One last precision sorry :-/

    It’s not only the breadcrumb I would like to disable from the blog page set up with enfold admin, it’s the whole header with breadcrumb navigation…(but in case I want to use it one day I still want to know how to be able to translate “home” ) ;-)

    Thanks

    #123229

    Hi,

    Oops.. I forgot the link for the video.

    Watch these videos, you will always learn something: https://vimeo.com/channels/aviathemes

    1.) To remove the breadcrumb and the header you can use this respectively.

    .breadcrumb.breadcrumbs.avia-breadcrumbs {
    display: none;
    }

    .main-title {
    display: none;
    }

    If you want to remove the block entirely, use this instead

    .stretch_full.container_wrap.title_container {
    display: none;
    }

    2.) You can set the excerpt using the <!–more–> tag: http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

    Or enable the Excerpt metabox. Edit a post, look for Screen Options > check the Excerpt option. You can manually specify the excerpt. I prefer to use the <!–more–> tag because it works for the archive page as well.

    3.) Visit Appearance > Menu, look for Home.

    Regards,

    Ismael

    #123230

    Hi,

    Thanks Ismael, I used the last CSS you gave and it does what I want, perfect!

    I didn’t use the more tag before but as I didn’t have too much post I added it in them (time consuming but worth it). So I know that I’m ok now on all my pages (blog, category and archives). The only issue is there is too much space between the posts on my blog page.. I don’t think it’s due to the more tag but maybe the single author small preview style is set up with a specific width between the post ? Is there a possibility to reduce it?

    Finally, I went on Appearance> Menu but the only “Home” I found was on the demo enfold menu which I don’t use. In doubt I translated it but it didn’t change a thing.

    Do you think if I translate the theme in .po files it with resolve that issue?

    Actually I have a question about that, I am learning how to use WPML and I’m just at the beginning. I translated the main expressions I needed thanks to WPML directly in wordpress but it didn’t show too much things to translate compared to when I open your .po file. So if I translate the theme with poedit and upload the.po file on my site, is it safe or will there be a conflict with the work I’ve already done with WPML?

    Kind regards

    #123231

    Personally I’d recommend to use coodestyling: to translate the theme po files. Install the plugin, go to Tools > Localization and select “Themes”. Then search for “Enfold” select (or create) your language, scan the files and then translate the required strings from the “avia_framework” textdomain.

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