Adding Masonry and Grid Portfolio

Masonry and Grid Portfolios are two of the available elements to showcase your recent portfolios on an archive page.
The options for both elements are the same, however, there are some differences on the appearance. These elements include various options to edit. You can simply customize the style of your recent portfolios.

Masonry and Grid Portfolios Options in Elementor Page Builder

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin Panel
  2. Click the Pages on the Dashboard Sidebar
  3. Click the Add New
  4. Navigate to the top left hand of the WordPress text-box and find Edit with Elementor button.
  5. Check out Elements
  6. Scroll down to PHLOX - PORTFOLIO section
  7. Choose Masonry/Grid Portfolios

After adding recent products to your post or page, you are able to customize it by available options:

  • Layout


You are able to change the number of columns (up to 6) on desktop, tablet, and mobile.

You are able to enable these features:

  • Display title/categories/like button
  • Deeplink

You can deeplink your portfolio, for SEO or sharing a specific portfolio filter with a unique URL.

To index a portfolio filter on your website, enable deeplink and write a slug for it. (Ex:

You need to specify slug for portfolio filters, too. To do so, select the filter you want on WordPress Admin Panel -> Dashboard Sidebar -> Portfolio -> Filters and change the slug. Like the below screenshot:

  • Content


You are able to choose one or more than one Category for your recent posts, or even show the posts of all available categories and select a specific category.

Number of posts to show is editable and it is possible to Exclude posts without media.

You can Order posts by:

  • Date: Order the posts by their publication date
  • Menu Order: Order by page order
  • Title: Order by post title
  • ID: Order by post ID
  • Random: Your posts appear randomly
  • Comments: Order the posts by number of comments
  • Date Modified: Order by last modified date
  • Author: Order by the posts' author
  • Inserted post IDs: In the order you write post IDs on Include portfolios section

Post Order can be Descending or Ascending.

In Include/Exclude portfolios field, you can enter the the specific posts IDs that you want/do not want to show.

In Start offset section, you are able to set a number to choose the number of posts you want to skip, and start the output with the next posts.



On recent portfolios, you are able to show some items on top of the element. The Filter bar allows visitors to sort portfolio items easily. Portfolios can be filtered by Categories, Tags, or Filters.

To add this filter bar to your portfolio, you need to enable Display filters.

You are able to change the Filter Control Alignment to Left, Center, or Right.

There are 9 available Filter Button Style:
Slide up, Fill, Cube, Underline, Float Frame, Bordered, Float Underline, Dropdown


Transitions make your portfolio better. You can change the transition by customizing the duration while portfolio items are going to appear and be hidden, and the delay between reveal and hide. Please note that all of the options are in milliseconds.


You can add pagination to your portfolio by enabling Paginate. Also, it is possible to change the number of items per page.

  • Style


Space adds some space between portfolio items.

Portfolio Hover Type

Hover type hover preview
Classic There is no hover action.
Classic with Lightbox Style 1

Classic with Lightbox Style 2

Overlay Title Style 1

Overlay Title Style 2

Overlay Title with Lightbox Style 1

Overlay Title with Lightbox Style 2


You can change the Color, Typography, and Spacing on both Normal and Hover.


Like previous options, you can change the Color, Typography, Space between metas and Bottom space on Normal and Hover mode.


Editable options on wrapper are Padding, Background and Border Type. There are different types for border: Solid, Double, Dotted, Dashed, and Groove. The width and color can be changed too.

Check out this article to know more about Advanced tab and start working with Elementor.

Enable SiteOrigin Page Builder

First of all you need to make sure page builder tab is available on your portfolio pages. To enable page builder, please follow the below instructions:

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin Panel
  2. Click Settings on the Dashboard
  3. Go to Page Builder
  4. Enable Portfolios on General -> Post Types
  5. On the bottom of the page, Save Settings

Grid & Masonry Layouts

Grid portfolio can showcase your portfolio items on specified rows and columns. All of the thumbnails in this layout have equal size. The height and widths of all images are the same and the space between them are set to the specified values.

Grid Portfolio Masonry is a grid layout, however, the thumbnails in Masonry are full-view and they do not have fixed height and width. One of the example websites using this layout, is Pinterest. If you prefer dynamic dimensions for the thumbnail images of your works, you can set Masonry layout.

Masonry Portfolio

Follow below steps to add Portfolio via SiteOrigin page builder in your posts and pages content:

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin Panel
  2. Click the Pages/Posts on the Dashboard Sidebar
  3. Select Add New
  4. Navigate to the top right hand of the WordPress editor and find Page Builder, beside text tab
  5. Click Add Widget
  6. Navigate to Phlox and choose [Phlox] Recent Portfolio on Grid, Tile and Masonry
  7. Click Edit on the right side of the widget on Page Builder

If you do not want to have featured image on your single page anymore, you can hide it on Portfolio Options -> Portfolio Information under WordPress text editor.

Check out this article to get to know better Phlox portfolios and SiteOrigin page builder options.

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