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Set Up Your Blog

A blog page is used to keep track and display all of your past posts. This is why this page is an archive.

To set your Blog page, start by creating and naming a page (Dashboard > Pages > Add New). Then, navigate to Dashboard > Settings > Reading and set this page as your “Posts page”. This will apply the Blog Archive template to this page – that means any previous content on this page will not be visible. This is why we use an empty page for this.

Within this option, you can also modify the number of posts to be shown on each page of your Blog archive (the default value is 10 posts).

Once you set this, you can customize your Blog / Archive page and your Posts using the Astra theme Blog option in the Customizer.

Blog / Archive

Astra Walkthrough - Blog / Archive, Astra 3.0+

Within the General tab, if you wish to change a default Content Width set for your whole website, just select “Custom” and set the custom width specifically for your Blog page. 

Astra Walkthrough - Blog, Archive Content Width, Astra 3.0+

You can modify the way the posts are displayed on the Blog page. In the Post Structure and Meta sections, you can set the order of elements in which they are displayed by simply dragging each of them to the desired place in the list.

Also, you can hide any element in the list by clicking on the “eye” icon on it (click the “eye” icon one more time if you decide to have the element displayed again).

The last option, the Post Content, lets you choose if you want to show the Full Content of the posts on the Blog page or only Excerpt.

Astra Walkthrough - Blog, Archive General Settings, Astra 3.0+

Available styling options in the Design tab are setting the Archive Title Font Size (the Blog page title) and the Post Title Font Size (title of each of your posts shown on the Blog page).

Astra Walkthrough - Blog, Archive Design Settings, Astra 3.0+

Single post

A Single post option is used to customize the way your Posts are displayed.

General Tab

Astra Walkthrough - Single Post, Astra 3.0+

Similarly as with Blog / Archive settings, in the General tab you can set the Custom Width for your Posts and modify Structure and Meta.

Astra Walkthrough - Blog, Single Post General Settings, Astra 3.0+

The last option in the General tab allows you to Enable Related Posts and adjust the settings according to your needs. You can set a custom Title for a related posts section, set the Number of related posts, Grid Column Layout, as well as Posts Query and Structure. You can find more details on related posts in this article.

Astra Walkthrough - Blog, Single Post, Enable Related Posts, Astra 3.0+

Design Tab

In the Design tab, you can find options for changing the Post / Page Title Font Size.

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