Post & Page Display Options Tab

  • This article is relevant for Barton, Pearl, and Hayes theme users. 

ABOUT POST & PAGE DISPLAY OPTIONS


The Barton, Pearl, and Hayes themes offer a number of different post layouts, which are featured in various Blog Feeds. While the Blog Feeds tab allows you to set up the flow and order of these feeds, the Post & Page Display Options tab allows you to customize specific aspects of each post and page type. 


Accessing Post & Page Display Options

Access the Post & Page Display Options tab by navigating to Appearance > Customize > Post & Page Display Options in the Hayes and Pearl themes.


SETTINGS INCLUDED IN THIS TAB

  • Turning post share buttons on/off
  • Turning post date on/off
  • Opt to display or hide post categories
  • Opt to display or hide a link to the number of comments
  • Control the length of excerpts/summaries seen in blog feeds
  • Select featured image orientation (portrait, landscape, or square image)
  • Customize the "read more" text button (available in select themes and feeds)

Additionally, the Post & Page Display Options provides controls over Single Post display. The Single Post refers to the layout you see when you click in to read a blog post.

Finally, Post & Page Display Options provides controls over the default formatting of Pages, as well as control over which social media sharing icons should display.

Listed below are the unique settings within each tab of the Post & Page Display Options area, and what each controls.


POST OPTIONS BY LAYOUT


Classic Post Options (Barton, Hayes & Pearl Themes)

If you have enabled the Classic Post layout within any blog feed, use this section to:

  • Select featured image size (portrait, landscape or square image) (Barton only)
  • Display or hide social media share buttons
  • Display or hide the post date (i.e., publication date)
  • Display or hide a link to the comments link/comment count
  • Display or hide the post category

Excerpt length

Type in a numeral to set how many words should appear within the feed before the reader must click a button to read the rest of the post. For example, typing in "20" would mean 20 words will appear in the excerpt.

Read More Text

Customize the text for the read more button, which jumps readers to the rest of the post. Examples include "Read More" or "View the Post" or "Continue Reading."


Classic Post (Large) Post Options (Barton and Hayes Themes)

If you have enabled the  Classic Post (Large) layout within any Hayes or Barton blog feed, use this section to:

  • Select featured image size (portrait, landscape or square image) (Barton only)
  • Display or hide the post date (i.e., publication date)
  • Display or hide the post category
  • Display or hide a link to the comments/comment count
  • Display or hide social media share buttons
Excerpt length

Type in a numeral to set how many words should appear within the feed before the reader must click a button to read the rest of the post.

Read More Text

Customize the text for the read more button, which jumps readers to the rest of the post. Examples include "Read More" or "View the Post" or "Continue Reading."


Featured Post Options (Barton and Hayes Theme)

If you have enabled the  Featured Post layout within a Hayes or Barton blog feed, use this section to:

  • Select featured image size (portrait, landscape or square image) (Barton only)
  • Display or hide social media share buttons
  • Display or hide the post date (i.e., publication date)
  • Display or hide the post category
  • Display or hide a link to the comments/comment count
Excerpt length

Type in a numeral to set how many words should appear within the feed before the reader must click a button to read the rest of the post.

Read More Text

Customize the text for the read more button, which jumps readers to the rest of the post. Examples include "Read More" or "View the Post" or "Continue Reading."


Grid Post Options (Barton and Hayes Theme)

If you have enabled Grid Post layout within any Hayes or Barton blog feed, use this section to:

Select Featured Image Size

Choose from a landscape, square, or portrait image orientation.

Display Read More button

Display or hide the "read more" button at the bottom of each Grid post.

Read More Text

Customize the text for the read more button, which jumps readers to the rest of the post. Examples include "Read More" or "View the Post" or "Continue Reading."

In the Barton theme, the Grid Post Options also include:

  • Display or hide the post date (i.e., publication date) 
  • Display or hide the post category 
  • Display or hide a link to the comments/comment count

Offset Post Options (Pearl Theme)

If you have enabled Pearl's Offset Post layout within any blog feed, use this section to:

  • Display or hide social media share buttons
  • Display or hide the post date (i.e., publication date)
  • Display or hide the post category
  • Display or hide a link to the comments/comment count
Excerpt length

Type in a numeral to set how many words should appear within the feed before the reader must click a button to read the rest of the post.


Grid Post Options (Pearl Theme)

If you have enabled Pearl's Grid Post layout within any blog feed, use this section to:

  • Display or hide the post date (i.e., publication date)
  • Display or hide a link to the comments/comment count

SINGLE POST OPTIONS


The Single Post Options tab controls display settings on single post—a.k.a. blog post—pages. Choose from the settings below:

Select your sidebar Layout

You may opt to set a right or left sidebar, or no sidebar as your default. Note that you can always change whether an individual post does or does not feature a sidebar using the Post Attributes dropdown in the post editor. Learn how to change this setting here.

Entry Header Display Options

At the top of each blog post, opt whether to:

  • Display or hide the post date (i.e., publication date)
  • Display or hide the post category
  • Display or hide a link to the comments/comment count (Hayes theme only)
Entry Footer Display Options

At the bottom/footer of each blog post, opt whether to:

  • Display or hide the post category
  • Display or hide a link to the comments/comment count
  • Display or hide the social media share buttons
Related Post Options

Related posts may be featured near the bottom of each post. Learn more about related posts here.

Near the bottom of each post, opt whether you'd like to:

  • Display or hide related posts
  • Add a title for the related posts feature (e.g. "You may also like")
  • Set the number of recent months to display posts from
    • If you have been blogging for a long time, you may wish to set a numeral so that very old content is not displayed. Conversely, if you blog irregularly, a higher number will ensure more content is returned in the related posts feature.
  • Select related posts featured image size (Pearl theme only) 
    • Choose from landscape, square, or portrait image orientations

Comment Section Options

In this section, add settings for the comments on each blog post, including:

  • Add a Comment Form Title (e.g. "Leave a comment")
  • Add Comment Form Submit Text, for the comment submit button (e.g. "Publish" or "Submit")
  • Add a Comments Title for published comments. 
  • Display or hide the comment count (if enabled, this appears in front of the Comments title, i.e. "2 Comments")
  • Display or hide the Comments Title
Post Navigation Options

At the bottom of each post, you may enable buttons that allow users to navigate between older and newer posts. Use these settings to:

  • Display or hide all post navigation
  • Add Older Post Text, for the button that jumps user to the next oldest post
  • Enable or disable the newer posts button
  • Add Newer Post Text, for the button that jumps user to the next newest post (when enabled)

PAGE OPTIONS


The Page Options tab controls display settings on static information pages. Use the settings in this tab to create a default layout for your WordPress pages—whether you'd like to display a sidebar on the right or left of the page, or not at all.

Don't forget you can change the layout of any individual page using the Page Attributes dropdown in the page editor, as well as adding or removing featured images. To learn more about these settings, click here.


404 OPTIONS


The 404 Page displays when visitors follow a link that no longer exists, or access a category page that has no posts. Use the settings in this tab to:

  • Set the 404 page title (e.g. "Nothing found here.")
  • Add 404 page text, which gives the readers a prompt for what to do next (e.g. "It looks like nothing was found at this URL. Try searching again.")

POST SHARING OPTIONS


While you can hide social media sharing altogether in any post display options section as mentioned above, with this tab you can opt to show or hide specific social media platforms. You will also use this tab to enter your Twitter username to populate a mention in the default Twitter share text.

Opt to show or hide:

  • Facebook share
  • Twitter share
  • Pinterest share
  • Share a post by email