03040 – How To Setup a Latest Blog Posts Block

The Latest Blog Posts Block will allow you to show your latest blog post in any of your Campaign Pages.

To do this:
  • Go to Campaigns on the left side-bar menu.
  • Select the related page and then click the page icon or the Edit button (pencil icon) to edit it.
  • Click the + sign on the block (grey area)  and select Latest Blog Posts block on the left side-bar.

 

Below is an overview of the various Latest Blog Posts Block settings.

  • Number of Posts – The number of post that will appear on the block.

  • Number of Posts per Row – The number of post that will appear per row.

  • Blog Post View – The view or style of the post.

You may also select the items that you want to show on the block and customize everything depending on your preferences.

Font Title

This tool will help you fully customize the font style of your Latest Blog Posts block Title.

  • Font Family
    Use this feature to change your Latest Blog Posts Title font type.
    Click on the drop-down and select the Font type you prefer.
  • Font Size
    This setting changes the size of your Latest Blog Posts title.
    Simply click on the slider and move it left or right to increase or decrease the text size.
  • Line Height
    This setting increases or decreases the space between the lines of text.
    Click on the drop-down and select the line height you prefer.
  • Text Color
    This setting changes the color of your Latest Blog Posts title.
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in field provided e.g. #000000 = black or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
Font Date

This tool will help you fully customize the font style of your Latest Blog Posts date.

  • Font Family
    Use this feature to change your Latest Blog Posts Date’s Font type.
    Click on the drop-down and select the Font type you want.
  • Font Size
    This setting changes the size of your Latest Blog Posts date.
    Simply click on the slider and move it left or right to increase or decrease the text size.
  • Line Height
    This setting increases or decreases the space between the lines of text.
    Click on the drop-down and select the line height you prefer.
  • Text Color
    This setting changes the color of your Latest Blog Posts date.
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in field provided e.g. #000000 = black or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
Font Text

This tool will help you fully customize the font style of your Latest Blog Posts text.

  • Font Family
    Use this feature to change your Latest Blog Posts Text’s Font type.
    Click on the drop-down and select the Font type you want.
  • Font Size
    This setting changes the size of your Latest Blog Posts text.
    Simply click on the slider and move it left or right to increase or decrease the text size.
  • Line Height
    This setting increases or decreases the space between the lines of text.
    Click on the drop-down and select the line height you prefer.
  • Text Color
    This setting changes the color of your Latest Blog Posts text.
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in field provided e.g. #000000 = black or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
Button

This feature will allow you to customize your button on the Latest Blog Posts block.

  • Button Label
    This will allow you to change the name of your button.
  • Color
    This will allow you to change the button text color.
  • Font Family
    Use this feature to change button’s Font type.
    Click on the drop-down and select the Font type you want.
  • Font Size
    This setting changes the size of your button text.
    Simply click on the slider and move it left or right to increase or decrease the text size.
  • Line Height
    This setting increases or decreases the space between the lines of text.
    Click on the drop-down and select the line height you prefer.
  • Align
    This option will allow you to change the alignment of the button. You may choose from Left, Center and Right.
  • Background Color
    This setting changes the color of the button itself.
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in field provided e.g. #000000 = black or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
  • Padding
    You can add padding around your button, so that there is additional space. Simply add the numeric (pixel) value to the Top, Bottom, Right or Left Padding field provided. This is particularly helpful if you want to add spaces inside your button border.
Background

This setting allows you to change the background color of the Latest Blog Posts block. By default it’s set to transparent.

To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in field provided e.g. #000000 = black or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.

Borders

This feature allows you to add a border around your Latest Blog Posts block.

  • Borders
    Select whether you want a full border where block is wrapped in a border or simply one side of the block has a border e.g. None, All Border (full border), Top Border, Bottom Border, Right Border, Left Border, Left and Right Borders
  • Border Type
    You can select the style for your border.

TIP 01 In order to see the border around your block, you need to select one of the actual style options available e.g. Solid, dashed or dotted. If the setting is left on No Border Style, your selection in the Borders setting will not work.

TIP 02 To add space between your Blog post and the border, remember to add Padding.
For more info on how to do this, scroll down to the Spacing section below.

  • Border Size
    You can change thickness of the border by selecting the pixel width you prefer.
  • Border Radius
    You can add rounded edges to the border by selecting the relevant pixel or percentage width. You may now control each side by entering the number on Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Right and Bottom Left box.
  • Border Color
    You can change the color used for the border. To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in field provided e.g. #000000 = black or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
Spacing

This feature allows you to add more space around your Latest Blog Posts block.

  • Padding
    You can add padding around your block, so that there is additional space. Simply add the numeric (pixel) value to the Top, Bottom, Right or Left Padding field provided.
    This is particularly helpful if you want to add spaces inside your block border.
  • Margin
    You can add margin around your block, so that there is additional space.
    Simply add the numeric (pixel) value to the Bottom Margin field provided.
Options

This feature allows you to use the available options for extra coding (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)

  • Element Id:
    This shows the element id of a specific block, which can then be used by CSS and JavaScript to perform certain tasks for the element with the specific id value. To learn more, please check here
  • Classes:
    This feature allows is used to define equal styles for elements with the same class name. To learn more, please check here
Animation

This tool allows you to add animation effects to your Feature Box.

  • Type
    From this drop-down you can choose a trigger to activate the animation i.e.
    + None = no animation will be applied
    + On Page Load = the animation is triggered as the page loads
    + On Page Scroll = the animation is triggered only when the user scrolls to that section.
  • Style
    This feature adds an animation style to your Feature Box. Simply choose the preferred option from the drop-down menu.
    + Fade In = the Feature Box will fade in from the background
    + Scale In = the Feature Box scales in from the background
    + Top = the Feature Box will slide in from the top
    + Right = the Feature Box will slide in from the right
    + Bottom = the Feature Box will slide in from the bottom
    + Left = the Feature Box will slide in from the left
  • Delay (ms)
    If you want to add a time delay for when the Feature Box appears, simply add the delay in milliseconds e.g. 3000ms will be 3 second delay.
Mobile

This feature allows you to adjust the size of the font when in mobile view.

  • Title Font Size
    You can enter the size of the Title for mobile view
  • Date Font Size
    You can enter the size of the Date for mobile view
  • Text Font Size
    You can enter the size of the Text for mobile view
  • Button Font Size
    You can enter the size of the Button for mobile view

That’s it, click on SAVE CHANGES and you are done!