Support » Plugin: WordPress Popular Posts » Creating a ‘GridBox’?

  • Resolved deeveearr

    (@deeveearr)


    Hi,

    I was using a different trending posts plugin, but wheraas the layout of this other plugin is immaculate, it doesn’t ‘trend’ unless you select ‘all time’ in their settings, which makes it all a little pointless if you only wanted to show last weeks, or last months popular posts.

    The layout that I’m referring to is their ‘gridbox’, which shows a massive first image, then two rows of two equally sized images, all the images having something like a 1px padding (margin?) on them to space it all out a little.

    Any chance of adding this gridbox to the WPP portfolio, or a few instructions on how to construct this?

    Thanks for reading!

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  • Plugin Author Héctor Cabrera

    (@hcabrera)

    Hi @deeveearr,

    A grid like that works nicely when placed outside of the sidebar. Inside a sidebar though, which is where WPP widgets normally live, I’m not sure it would work due to how sidebars normally are: space constrained, often at the side or the bottom of the page. A grid like the one you described in such a tight space would not work – at least not as I imagine it (since you didn’t share a screenshot nor a live URL where I could see it in action.) Hence why I’m not a fan of including such an option as part of the built-in widget themes. I may do a Block version in a future release though as Gutenberg blocks can be used inside larger containers, but that’s still far in the horizon.

    Anyways, I’m 100% certain that replicating such a grid structure (or build a very similar one) is possible with WPP: How can I style my popular posts list to look like [insert your desired look here]?

    Thread Starter deeveearr

    (@deeveearr)

    Hi @hcabrera

    Yes, I’m using the shortcode version of WPP at the moment, so that I can add the posts into a page, and I detest using Gutenberg blocks anyway, preferring to use the classic editor.

    The layout I used with the other plugin looked like THIS IMAGE but I’ve since deleted the other plugin because they just don’t grasp ‘range’ settings.

    Just thought I’d drop the image in here before I read your other documentation.

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