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How can I have posts in a two-colum view? Difficult (4 posts)

  1. jinxyhoodwink
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What I'm trying to do is quite specific.

    I have excerpts of three of my blogs on my front page.

    I love the adaptability of Suffusion. However there's a feature that I absolutely love in another template (magazine basic) that I REALLY want to implement).

    Basically what I want is to have the first blog excerpt displayed as-normal (i.e. a single column stretching across the body of my blog area). Then I want the two blogs excepts that follow beneath to be displayed side-by-side in a two-column view.

    I know this is quite tough. I'm doing quite well with the other features, but can't get my head around this one thing. Suffusion is an amazing template, and it feels like this ought to be something it can do. At the very least I'd like to be able to display all of my blogs on the front-page in a two-column view.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks guys!

  2. Sayontan Sinha
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    This cannot be done in Suffusion without significant code surgery.

  3. mikemcd22
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I use Suffusion on a couple of sites and absolutely love it. It has a high learning curve but it's worth it. Thanks to Sayontan Sinha for the fine work and for keeping it free (though I don't know how!).

    @jinxy I did come across this theme package (commercial) and it might solve your issue... http://bizzthemes.com/

    Very clever use of shortcode.

  4. Sayontan Sinha
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Actually sorry, I misunderstood the question the first time. If you are simply looking to display a full post at the top, then 2 "tiles" side by side below it, it is quite easy in Suffusion.

    You can go to Other Graphical Elements → Layout: Excerpt / List / Tile / Mosaic / Full → Layout Settings for the Front Page and set that to "Display tiles". Then for "Number of Full content posts on Front Page" set it to 1. If your number of posts per page is 3, then this will give you what you are looking for.

    If you want to control the number of posts per page, you will need a plugin.

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