Installation and Setup
This assumes you have installed the Filtering Section on your site. Any problems, reference Pagelines Store Overview.
Drag Section into your Page Template or Content Area
- Select either the Page Template or Content Area
- Select the Page to add it to
- Drag the Filtering Section into Active Section
- While you can’t clone the Filtering Section (have more than one Filtering Section on a page) you can have different Filtering options for different pages.
- This means you can have a Filtering Section for posts and categories and if you want another page with the Filtering Section with posts and tags or a custom post type and taxonomy.
- You can have the Filtering Section on different Page templates too, just can’t have two in the same template.
Add or Edit Page using that Page Template
- Once you have the right template selected, save the page as a draft so that the Filtering Tab shows up in Pagelines Meta Settings for that page.
- You can use the Filtering Section without changing any options if you are displaying all categories for your standard posts. Otherwise continue with the directions to customize Filtering.
Using on Blog Page
Using Filtering as a replacement for your Blog index page is setup a little differently.
- Select the Content Area
- Click on Blog
- Drag out the Post Loop and Post/Page Pagination Sections
- Drag into Active Sections Filtering
To edit the settings on Blog Page
- Click on Pagelines -> Page Options
- Click on Blog
- Click on Filtering
- Make sure the post type is Post and the taxonomy you choose goes with Posts (category, post_tag, a custom taxonomy created that goes with posts).
- Follow the directions after Post Type & Taxonomy Options to continue to customize your page.
Using Filtering on Custom Post Type Archive
- In Pagelines Drag & Drop, click on Content Area and then archive template for your custom post type.
- Drag out the Post Loop and replace with Filtering
- Go to Pagelines -> Page Options -> Site Defaults -> Filtering
- Choose the custom post type for Post Type and the taxonomy that goes with that custom post type.
- Follow the directions after Post Type and Taxonomy options to customize your page.
Post Type and Taxonomy Options
- Filtering is set up to use the standard post type and category taxonomy.
- Make sure your taxonomy matches your post type, i.e. post and categories or post tags, custom post type and taxonomy .
- Here the Demo post type has been selected with the Kind custom taxonomy.
- Filtering lets you exclude categories, terms or tags. Just enter then name of the category, term or tag to exclude it. Separate multiple terms with a comma. If nothing is entered, all categories/terms/tags will display.
- Or, if you have a shorter list of terms to include, put in your list and choose Include from the drop down box.
- If you don’t want child categories or terms to display check the box to hide them.
- Set a width for each post. Default is 250 px.
- Change the word used for displaying all posts. Default is “Show All.”
- Set the post order. Default is Post ID.
- Choose to show the image on top, show image only or show text only
- Choose to show the post date and author.
- Choose your date format.
- You can show the excerpt. If you have manually crafted excerpts that excerpt will display (no word limit).
- Otherwise the excerpt is pulled from the beginning of the post and trimmed down to number of words you select.
Extra Image Options
- By default Filtering uses the thumbnail size of your featured images
- You can change the image width and height if you don’t want to use the featured image thumbnail (Make sure not to set the width wider than the item width set under Display Options).
- You may have posts without a featured image. Here you can upload or choose from the media library an image to use when no featured image is present.
- Add a nice frame and rounded corners to your images by checking the Add a Frame to Images.
- Filtering works best without pagination. If you want to use pagination set the number of posts to display per page.
- Try and set the number of posts to display to be equal to or more than what is in your WordPress -> Settings -> Reading option.
- Using Pagination on your Blog and Custom Post Type Archive Pages can create an issue with pagination if the number of posts is smaller than what is in your WordPress Settings. Pages 2/3 and on will return a 404 error.
- To fix pagination errors, choose to override the setting for either the Blog/Home if for regular posts or Custom Post Type Archive.
- Add a custom style to get the look you want with Filtering
- Try entering custom-style to get a different Filtering Navigation