Make layout like demo site (9 posts)

  1. cholme
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So, it seems like it should be simple but it is almost 1:00 in the morning and I can't see it. I want my blog to have the same layout as the Pinboard demo site - like the screenshot on this page. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/pinboard

    Basically it looks like a header with a top menu and 2 columns of content and a sidebar. I tried changing the columns in the options and it only changes the older posts; the two newest always show as full size in one column.

    Also, is there a trick so when you crop the header it actually crops it instead of cropping and stretching so it is distorted?

    Sorry if these are basic questions, I am new to WordPress.

  2. CaineDorr
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. BobbyB123
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @CaineDorr, can't speak for cholme but that's pretty much what I'm looking for.

    On your "News" and "Prose" pages, how did you get the images to show with the text? My images and links are not coming through in post previews. And how did you get 3 in a line?

    It would also be nice to know how to get a bigger header image and place it underneath the top menu. Speaking of the top menu, I don't see any place that I can edit it -- it automatically appears in Alpha order which I don't want.

    Social media links are not working for me, as well.

    Thanks to you or anyone else that can answer this.

  4. CaineDorr
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I would love to take credit but really its just one style of page type (there are 10 I think) offered built into this theme. They have page types that are like this:
    -sidebar content sidebar
    -sidebar content
    -content sidebar
    -content no sidebar
    -content full page width

    and so on and so on. The prose and news pages are simply one type of page style offered inside the PINBOARD theme but I've seen several themes that have several page layout styles built into them. I was trying to emulate the http://moviepilot.com/stories website - which I like the look of and I think I came fairly close for someone who can't program. :)

  5. KLR007
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Apologies for the lack of knowledge, I am also stuck like the above people.

    I think I understand this, to get the image showing underneath the text in those boxes, as above, you set a featured image, but how do you get those posts on the page to show in a row of 3?

    I am using pinboard and made a very nice site (yet to launch) but I cannot find any info on how to do some of the simplest of things!

  6. Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you're not contributing to the original poster, you should create your own thread on the issue.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. Your problem - despite any similarity in symptoms - is likely to be completely different.

  8. KLR007
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My issue is the same as the original poster and they appear to not yet have the answer they seek.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Are you using the same version of WordPress on the same physical server hosted by the same hosts with the same plugins, theme & configurations as the original poster?

    No? Then your problem - despite any similarity in symptoms - is likely to be completely different. So please help us to help you and post a new topic when we ask you to.

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