Changing Post Layout

When creating a post you don’t always need to use default layout. Depending on what content the post displays, sometimes you need to change your post page layout on the website’s page. Let’s find out how to change post layout options.
Changing Post Layout
  1. To begin post layout customization, enter Administration panel (Dashboard) and find Posts tab in the left column.
  2. If a post you want to change, already exists, navigate to All Posts sub menu and click on Edit link for the post, which layout you want to change.
  3. If you still have to create a post, proceed to Add New sub menu. In both cases, you’ll be able to scroll down the newly opened window with default post editor, and you’ll see Page Settings panel right below the default post editor.
  4. Find Layout Options section in the Page Settings panel. That is where you need to apply changes.
Post Layout Options

Let’s go through the layout settings, which are represented in this block.

  • Sidebar layout — this option helps you to add a sidebar to the single post’s page. A sidebar can be added to the left side of a page, to the right side, or it can be hidden. You can also use Inherit setting to make the page inherit sidebar position from other website’s pages.
  • Header layout — here you can change how the header is displayed at your post’s page. You can choose boxed layout if you want a header to be displayed boxed. Otherwise, choose the fullwidth setting to expand a header to the full width of a website’s page. There is also Inherit setting, that enables inheriting header position from other website’s pages.
  • Content layout — the option changes your post’s page layout.  You can choose if you want to make page’s content boxed or fullwidth or use Inherit settings to display page’s content similar to how it is displayed on other pages of this website.
  • Footer layout — you can change footer layout the same way you’ve changed the header and content layouts, choosing if you want to display it in the boxed or fullwidth form. You can otherwise make the footer layout settings inherited from the other website’s pages.

When you have finished managing post layout settings, click on Preview button to see if the changes satisfy you. In the case that everything is ok, click on Publish button.

This tutorial is based on LifeisWild Wild Life WordPress theme.

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