Post links and sidebar
Hi, I have a couple of questions I’m hoping you can help me out with:
1. Post links
I am wanting to use the link style from the category/home pages in regular pages (or add elements to category/home pages), so I can maintain the Aquene style, but use other elements as required. I haven’t launched the site yet, but have included screenshots below. The first is a category page, with the style I would like for all my link posts. The second shows the style of links I’m getting on pages, and an example of the information I’d like to include.
Is it possible to adjust (reduce in this case) the width of the sidebar? How would I go about this?
The blog I need help with is: wastanley.com
Thank you for including screenshots.
“I am wanting to use the link style from the category/home pages in regular pages …”
– Unfortunately, single page views cannot have a layout for the posts similar to the one which is shown in archive views.
Archive views are generated automatically by a WordPress core based on available posts. By default, regular pages are not designed to display a list of posts. You can use a special WordPress block to display posts on a regular page but this block comes with its own structure and layout.
“Is it possible to adjust (reduce in this case) the width of the sidebar? How would I go about this?”
– Please see this solution: https://premium-themes.forums.wordpress.com/topic/changing-sidebar-width/#post-148281
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
Many thanks for getting back to me.
I was hoping there was a way of adjusting the WordPress block to resemble the archive layout. I’ve managed to work around this by using featured posts with additional information, but it would have been handy to be able to use the view.
Thanks for the link regarding changing the sidebar; it looks pretty achievable!
I do have one last question, which you may or may not be able to assist with, since I’m not sure if it’s a quirk of the theme or of WordPress. Following activating the site, I shared a link to a post on Twitter. On mobile, it loads up an alternate, simplified version of the post (not the mobile version), but navigating to the page on the site brings up the mobile version. Do you know why this is, or if there’s any way to force it to load the version of the post that looks good? I have only encountered this on mobile. Screenshots are below.
Normal mobile view:
“I was hoping there was a way of adjusting the WordPress block to resemble the archive layout…”
– We can add some custom CSS to try to change styles of some elements in the block but since the block comes with a totally different structure, it might not be possible to have an identical layout.
Based on a provided screenshot, I can see that your block has extra spacing. It seems you’ve used a pre-made template which adds the spacing to that block. Try to add a fresh new block of Recent Posts (https://wordpress.com/support/wordpress-editor/blocks/blog-posts-block/) to your page. It should eliminate extra spacing.
“… On mobile, it loads up an alternate, simplified version of the post (not the mobile version) …”
– It looks like the Mobile theme is active on your site. Please follow these steps to disable it on your site: https://wordpress.com/forums/topic/how-to-disable-mobile-view/#post-2896936
Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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