How Blogs Work In Avada

Last Update: February 19, 2024

A Blog is a section of a website, that typically shows news or articles. The content is usually presented in reverse chronological order (newer content appears first). Individual Blog entries are referred to as ‘Blog posts’. The ‘Posts’ post type is a core WordPress post type, like pages, and individual Blog posts are first created, and then displayed on the site using a variety of methods.

Watch the video below and read the full set of Blog documents in this category to get a clear idea of how best to use this powerful, and very flexible, set of publishing tools.

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The Blog Post Type

The first thing to understand about setting up a Blog is that posts are a post type in WordPress, in the same way that pages are. So, setting up a Blog in Avada requires you to first create Blog posts, and then you can display them on your site. This can be done in various ways, but the most current method that also provides the most flexibility is to use a Layout and a Post Card to display the posts. See the Legacy documentation on previous methods, such as the Blog and Recent Posts Element.

The ‘Post’ Post Type gathers your blog items together in a collection, separate from other post types, and also provides options for Categories, and Tags, which allow for further filtering and sorting down the track.

Overview of the Blog Creation Process

In the other documents in the Blog Category, we break down the process of creating a Blog into their individual steps, but in broad terms, to create a Blog on your Avada site, you follow this general process:

  • Create your individual Blog posts. These are the individual articles/posts in your blog. The following documents go into huge detail on this process, as there is enormous flexibility here, both for how things are laid out, and options of using Categories, and Tags for further filtering and sorting.

  • Display your posts on your site. See the Displaying Blog Posts On Your Site document for a full run down on this.

Blogs themselves are the cornerstone of some sites, and so we have created a system that provides the necessary muscle and flexibility to cover almost any scenario. Make sure you read the remaining Blog documents to see how this great system can work for you.