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  • #1292509

    Hi, I was trying to set up a Masonry Blog, but unfortunately I can’t get what’s expected.

    I found this post: https://kriesi.at/support/topic/masonry-blog-not-working/
    but it doesn’t help, so I try to explain what exactly happens.

    In Enfold > “Theme Options” > “Where do you want …” I didn’t select a page as mentioned in the post above. Whatever I select, I can’t see my Masonry Layout, it’s still empty and doesn’t display any post.
    In “Dashboard” > “Settings” > “Read” I selected the page “Blog” to display the posts. This is showing them, but in a different grid layout and Sidebar, which is defined here: Enfold > “Theme Options” > “Blog-Layout”

    In the posts (on each page) I enabled comments, which are also not displayed in the front end.
    I’d like to get a Masonry Blog Layout without a Sidebar, what’s going wrong?

    Best regards, Dirk

    #1292941

    Hey Dirk,

    Thank you for the inquiry.

    Please reset the Settings > Reading panel options to default, then select the blog page in the Enfold > Theme Options > Where do you want to display the blog settings. After that, set the Enfold > Blog Layout > Blog Layout to the very last option (Use the advance layout builder..). You can now use the advance layout builder for the blog page and it should show the content.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1292996

    Hey Ismael,

    that’s exactly what I did before and now: My layout is not visible, everything is white!
    The blog page contains a color section and the Masonry element inside and everything what I set in the settings of the page, e.g. “No Sidebar” etc. is not showing.
    What is wrong?
    Thanks for helping,
    Dirk

    #1293364

    I really need support on this, it should be something close to this article from 2014?
    #post-217746

    #1293411

    Hi Dirk,

    Thanks for the update. First off, could you try updating the theme to the latest version (4.8.1) to see if that helps please? https://kriesi.at/documentation/enfold/how-to-install-enfold-theme/#theme-update. If that doesn’t help, then please post admin WordPress login details in private.

    Best regards,
    Rikard

    #1293471

    Hi Rikard,

    I updated to the latest version (4.8.1) and the Blog page shows the post, great!
    Now it’s closer to the Enfold Masonry example page, but the single posts still don’t show any dates, comments, category or tags.

    Could you please check, which settings are wrong or missing? I posted the credentials for you.

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    #1293745

    Hi Dirk,

    Thanks for the update. I see that you have used the Layout Builder to create your posts. When that is the case, then everything needs to be added manually to posts. You can use the Comments and Post Metadata elements for example.

    Best regards,
    Rikard

    #1293893

    Hi Rikard,

    that’s exactly what was missing! Great, now I changed everything to our needs.

    Thanks a lot for helping, great support ;)

    Best regards and have a nice day!!!
    Dirk

    #1294211

    Hey, there is only one little thing missing.

    Because I created the posts with the Layout Builder, text excerpts are not visible on the Blog page.
    Once I activate the Excerpts box for each post I only see this excerpt text in the Masonry. I’d like to have the post image, headline and the excerpt as seen in the Enfold Masonry example page.

    How can I control this?

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    #1294251

    Hi,

    Thank you for the update.

    Since you are using the layout builder, you will have to manually add the summary in the Excerpt box for each post. If the box is not available in the post editor, click the Screen Options in the top right corner of the dashboard, then tick the Excerpt checkbox.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1294286

    Hi Ismael,

    that’s what I meant: “Once I activate the Excerpts box for each post…” – so I activated Excerpt for each post, put some text in and saved it.
    In the Masonry this text is only displayed and not the combination of image, title and some text down under. In the Masonry settings I enabled Title and Excerpt.

    Controling the output of this would be great…

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    #1294552

    Hi,

    Thank you for following up.

    Did you also add the “combination of image, title and some text down under” inside the excerpt box? By default, only text is allowed in the summary or excerpt, and any html markup will be stripped or removed, which is probably why they are not visible.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1294559

    Hi Ismael,

    I only added text in the Excerpt box as mentioned and was expecting that it’s shown below the post image and title.
    I need a solution for controlling the output in the Masonry, so that the text excerpt shows up.

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    #1295063

    Hi,

    Thank you for the info.

    We tried logging in again to the dashboard, but the account above is no longer valid. Did you remove it? Please enable it again so that we could check the issue properly.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1295200

    Hi Ismael,

    I activated the same cretentials for you.
    I’d like to achieve a design similar like this, which means 15px margin around the entries and more space for the text excerpt below.

    Great, if you can help?

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    #1295680

    Hi,

    Thank you for the info.

    The Excerpt box is actually disabled, so we enabled it from the Screen Options and added a short text in the field. (see private field)

    You should now see the text “This is an excerpt” under the first post in the blog overview page.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1295747

    Hi Ismael,

    it happens exactly what I described before. If I enter more text than the 2 words you did, there’s is only text and image and title disappear.
    Looks like the Entries Box has a fixed height? I want the box to extend below as in your example page or in my screenshot. Now I removed the text and there is an automatical excerpt on the Blog page (only for the first post) and the image is cut off.

    Please check this.

    The other task is to get a post navigation on each post page above the comments, I couldn’t find it in the Layout Builder?

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    #1296021

    Hi,

    Thank you for the info.

    If I enter more text than the 2 words you did, there’s is only text and image and title disappear.

    That happens because the content or excerpt container in the masonry element is actually an overlay, which is above the image. To adjust the size of the image or to make most of it visible, you can use the following css code.

    .av-fixed-size .av-masonry-entry .av-inner-masonry-sizer {
        padding-bottom: 150%;
    }
    

    Default bottom padding value is 80%.

    You can also try a different masonry size settings.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1296146

    Hi Ismael,

    I used the code with 120% and it’s ok on a 15″ MacBook, but doesn’t do the trick on larger screens or responsive. Please check it.
    It’s also depending on the text length of the excerpt I enter or the already existing title so the image height is not even.

    Is there another solution?
    And how to get a post navigation on each post page above the comments, I couldn’t find it in the Layout Builder?

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    #1296679

    Hi,

    but doesn’t do the trick on larger screens or responsive

    You can create more css media queries to adjust the bottom padding value on different screen sizes or devices. Example:

    @media only screen and (min-width: 1300px) {
        .av-fixed-size .av-masonry-entry .av-inner-masonry-sizer {
            padding-bottom: 200%;
        }
    }

    The code above will apply the changes when the screen width is larger than 1300px. You may also need to control the number of characters in the excerpt, the maximum and minimum characters allowed, to make sure that the masonry grid is consistent.

    Other solution is to use a different masonry size settings as we suggested above. You could also hide the excerpt and add a read more text instead.

    // https://kriesi.at/support/topic/read-more-buttin-in-masonry-blogelement/#post-1282623

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1296930

    Hi Ismael,

    unfortunately the CSS only extends the height, I tried “min-width: 1800px” and “padding-bottom: 250px”.
    The issue is that the whole container is too narrow and doesn’t extend to the whole page width as before (screenshot).

    Meanwhile it’s getting more and more complicated. Why is the Masonry Blog not responsive and has to be customized that much?

    And again: How can I add the post navigation (previous and next post) on the post page itself using the Layout Builder?

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    #1297291

    Hi,

    Why is the Masonry Blog not responsive and has to be customized that much?

    The element is actually responsive but it does not work well with too much excerpt. It is suppose to highlight the featured images, not be covered with text.

    Have you tried using a different Size Settings such as the Flexible Masonry? The advantage with this size option is that the image and the caption have separate containers so they do not overlap each other. Just make sure that the uploaded images have the same size and aspect ratio to get a perfect grid. The same thing can be done with the Portfolio Grid element, or the Blog Posts element set to grid layout.

    whole container is too narrow and

    You can also adjust the maximum container width for larger screens with css.

    @media only screen and (min-width: 1800px) {
        .responsive .container {
            max-width: 1600px;
        }
    }

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1297685

    Hi,

    The element is actually responsive but it does not work well with too much excerpt. It is suppose to highlight the featured images, not be covered with text.

    So why is what I expected exactly seen in the Enfold example page?
    I didn’t try the Flexible Masonry, or is this the layout in the example above?

    Unfortunately your latest provided CSS doesn’t work, the container doesn’t extend. Could you check this with your Admin credentials or change it?

    And I still don’t have a clue, how to get a post navigation in the single posts! This is part of this post and Rikard also responded to my questions about the single posts above…

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    #1297901

    Hi,

    In the demo, did you notice that the summary are short and concise, not more than two lines per item? That many characters in the excerpt should work fine, but the content container will still cover part of the image, almost 30% of the image in the demo’s case. In your site, you are trying to add longer excerpt, so the content container covers most of the image.

    In the demo, the excerpt is also hidden on smaller screens using css.

    @media only screen and (max-width: 989px) {
        .responsive .av-masonry-entry .av-masonry-entry-title+.av-masonry-entry-content {
           display: none;
        }
    }

    If you have any additional questions at this time we kindly ask that you open them up in a separate thread. The longer threads get in the forum, they become more difficult to support as they tend to drift off topic and they also make it troublesome for users trying to search for solutions. Keeping threads relevant to their original inquiry ensures that we can keep better track of what has been resolved and that users can more effectively find answers to similar issues they might be experiencing.

    Thanks!

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1297965

    Hi,

    I opened a new thread now.

    Best regards,
    Dirk

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by diggital.
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    #1299649

    Hi,

    I just replied to your thread here – https://kriesi.at/support/topic/masonry-blog-and-posts-created-with-layout-builder/. Let us continue there :)

    Best regards,
    Yigit

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