The Alter Grid widget is a first-hand element of the Ultimate Post Kit add-on. This tool helps you make the perfect blogging site by rearranging posts into a smart grid formation.
Let’s have a look at how it works!
Find the Alter Grid widget from the widget menu in the Elementor page editor and drag it inside your webpage.
The Content tab holds the base settings for the widget and lays the foundation of the layout of the final content. It’s divided into three parts for the blogging widget.
Go to Content> Layout
In this section, you can adjust column gaps for the posts as well as set the position of the content for the Elementor Post grid.
There are 3 styles for the content layout where the numbers 2 & 3 support primary and secondary posts viewers. You can set the height of the post image below the style option. This works for both the primary and secondary images of the Alter grid for Elementor.
Go to Content> Query
Here, you need to define the number of posts shown on the display. The source can be selected from posts, pages, and landing pages. You can show categories, tags, as well as set the order of the posts.
Go to Content> Additional
This section is made with a number of switchers that can be turned on/off to show/hide the specific item on the display. These are for the titles, category, avatar, date, etc.
The style tab allows you to change or customize the appearance of the Alter Grid widget content layout. The options include color settings, borders, paddings, etc.
There are several sections on this tab.
Go to Style> Items
Add borders around the posts including color & radius for both the normal and hover mode. Use the box-shadow option to add a 3D vibe to the post blocks of the blogging widget. You can use Content Padding for better visuals.
Go to Style> Title
The Title section mainly gives you the option to change the text color and typography of the titles for the Alter Grid widget. The color option is available for both active & hover modes. There is another switcher called Advanced Style at the bottom.
Turning it on will reveal more options such as background type & color, text-shadow, border, padding, etc. These options will give extra visual effects on the titles.
Go to Style> Text
Change color & typography of the post description as well as adjust the margin from this section.
Go to Style> Author
Of course, each post has an author that will be displayed at the bottom of the post block. However, the author’s name can be customized by color & typography through this section for the Elementor post grid.
Go to Style> Date
Lastly, the date. Change the text color and typography of the date beside the author info for all posts.
Go to Style> Category
The category option enables you to customize the category text on top of the content area of the Elementor post grid. Set their color, border, typography and make it more eye-catching.