Choose common content/layout of blog/CPT archive page
Sometimes the user wants more control over the look & feel of the posts listing pages (archive pages). With Loyde, it's possible to define a fully customized listings page (i.e. archive page) using the page builder.
By default, WordPress behavior is this:
- a page is selected to be a "blog archive" (to show blog posts) in WP admin -> Settings -> Reading
- WordPress uses this page only to render blog posts using the built-in theme layout & styling. However, any content added to the page (in WordPress admin editor) is explicitly ignored.
But using Loyde, it's possible to change this, and explicitly force WordPress to display the Blog page content (built using page builder) instead of simply rendering the posts.
- Open the Blog page in WPBakery Page Builder editor. The blog page is the page chosen at WP admin -> Settings -> Reading.
- Build the page content in page builder. To list posts, use our custom "Blog Post List" WPBakery element.
- Go to WP admin -> Loyde -> Theme Options -> Blog -> "Use Custom Blog Page Content?" and choose "Yes".
After that, the theme will internally force WordPress to actually load and render the content of the Blog page, edited in WordPress administration.
To turn off this feature, and go back to the default blog listings layout:
- Go to WP admin -> Loyde -> Theme Options -> Blog -> "Use Custom Blog Page Content?" and choose "No".
Case Study Archives
For Case Studies listings (archives), the process is a little different. In this case, user explixitly selects a page that has been built as a custom-built archives page (e.g. constructed using the page builder).
For example, for case studies this is done at WP admin -> Case Study Custom Post Type - Archive -> Choose Archive Page. If left empty, the default WordPress archive will be used.
Team Members Archives
The process is almost identical like for case studies. Choosing a template page is done at WP admin -> Team Members - Archive -> Choose Archive Page.
The process is almost identical like for case studies. Choosing a template page is done at WP admin -> Events - Archive -> Choose Archive Page.