What does the Mai Post Grid block do?
It displays a list or grid of selected blog posts from your site. The reader clicks on any post in the list to read the full version of that post.
When you write new content in WordPress you should use posts, not pages, wherever possible. Because posts can be organized using categories and tags.
You can use WordPress to retrieve and display groups of posts from any category, or posts that are tagged with any tag.
So for instance. You could tell WordPress to get the first six posts from your “Business Tips” category. And then display those posts in a 3×3 post grid.
Using Mai Reach post grid block
Adding a post grid block to your page…
- click the add block (+) plus icon
- expand the widgets tab
Then select the post grid block
But take care! There is a post grid block and a term grid block. You want the POST GRID block.
Mai Post Grid settings
After adding a post grid block to your page. You can access the post grid settings, in the block settings sidebar, at the right of your post editor screen.
There are three post grid settings tabs…
- Display: (show or hide the post title, featured image, post excerpt etc).
- Layout: (how many columns will your post grid have).
- Entries: (which category will you draw the posts from and how many posts will be in this grid).
The post grid display tab
1.) tick a box to toggle elements on or off, to show or hide them
2.) adjust featured image orientation and position
3.) align the text left,center or right
4.) use boxed or unboxed styling around each post in the grid
Post grid layout tab
5.) choose how many columns your post grid will have, desktop and mobile settings are available
6.) choose how the adjacent columns will align
7.) set the column and row gap, or gutter
The post grid entries tab
8.) draw your post grid from posts or pages
9.) choose a category to draw the posts from
10.) how many posts do you want to display in your post grid
11.) you can skip the first x number of posts in this category, eg: do not show the first 3 posts in this category, start my post grid using post number 4
12.) you can order the posts by the date the post was published, the post title or the post URL (slug)
13.) you can select any posts you do not want to show in this grid and exclude those specific posts