Displaying Recent Posts in Phlox Tiles Style

Phlox lets you add Recent Posts page to your website, just like all other WordPress themes. It is easily possible by adding a widget. The advantage is that you can give a style to the recent posts by editing the widget options in Widget Areas or in Page Builder. Phlox Recent Posts Widgets let you show your most recent posts on a widget bar of your website, or any page or post you want.

Tiles Recent Posts Widget is one of the Page Builder elements for collecting recent posts in a page/post. This element gives a tiled grid style to your recent posts. Tiles can appear in two different styles and each tile can include the post title and post meta (date, and category/categories).

The tiled layout is best for creating image gallery out of your recent posts and is the best choice for photo blogs.

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Tiles Recent Posts Options in Elementor Page Builder

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin Panel
  2. Click the Pages on the Dashboard
  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 - POSTS section
  7. Choose Tiles Posts or Tiles Carousel Posts

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

  • Layout

Layout

There are 8 different Post Tile styles.

Also, you can set Standard or Dark layout for the items of tiles.

Display

You are able to enable these features to display on your recent posts:

  • Display post title
  • Display post info

Tiles Carousel Posts

If you select Tiles Carousel Posts from the available elements, you can see all of the above options, besides you can customize Carousel settings.

Navigation control can be Bullets or Arrows.

You can choose Navigation type to Move per column, per page, or Scroll smoothly. You can enable Loop navigation, Autoplay carousel, and set an Autoplay delay time in seconds.

 

  • Content

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

Number of posts to show is editable. Also, you are able to Exclude posts without media and custom post formats. If you exclude custom post formats, you are able to Exclude quote and link post formats.

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 posts section

Post Order can be Descending or Ascending.

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

In Start offset field, 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.

Paginate

There are three types for Load more:

  • Infinite Scroll
  • Next Button
  • Next/Prev Button
You can choose none if you do not want any of the mentioned load more types.
  • Style

Image

You can change image aspect ratio to: Horizontal 4:3, Horizontal 16:9, Square 1:1, and Vertical 3:4

Title

You can change the Color, Typography, and Bottom space of the title on Normal or Hover.

Post Info

Many options are available here that let you change Typography, Color, Bottom space, and Space between metas on Normal and Hover.

Excerpt

Customize Color, Typography, and Bottom space of posts excerpt.

Meta

Like previous options, you can change the Color, Typography, and Bottom space for post metas on Normal or Hover.

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


Tiles Recent Posts Options in SiteOrigin Page Builder

Follow below steps to activate the Tiles Recent Posts Widget with SiteOrigin Page Builder:

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

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Choosing a title for the recent posts is optional.

Categories

This section allows you to select all available categories to show posts from them, or choose a specific category.

Number of Posts to Show

You can the number of posts you want to be shown in recent posts.

Exclude and Include Posts

You are able to exclude the posts you do not want to show in the recent posts. These posts are listed below:

  • Posts without Media
  • Custom Post Formats
  • Quote and Link Post Formats

Additionally, in Exclude Posts field, you can enter the ID of the specific posts you do not want to show, and in Include Posts field, you can choose which posts to show by entering their ID.

Order by and Order

  • 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

The posts can be either descending or ascending.

Start Offset

This option indicates the start point. You can write the number of posts you want to skip.

Post Tile Style

There is two available styles for tiles. Standard and Dark. By choosing the second style, the tile become darker when the mouse hovers over it. Also, the title and the post meta will appear at the center of the tile.

More Features

You are able to switch on below features to display:

  • Post Title
  • Post Meta

Extra Class Name

In this section, you are able to set a style for the widget. Write the style on your CSS file, then add the defined class name here.

Here you can find the common styles of widgets in Page Builder.

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