Configuring the Blog Archive

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The blog archive is an accumulation of blog posts. It contains all your blog posts in one place.

In this article we will explain how to access the blog archive and it’s settings. Note that if you are looking to create a blog you should check out the creating a blog post and displaying blog posts articles.

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Note: If you set one of your pages to be the default blog page from Settings > Reading, none of the styles and options related to the blog archive page will be applied to that page. In order to have a customized blog page, please only use the blog shortcode in a page and consider it as your blog page.

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Configuring the Blog Archive

Archives are special auto-generated pages in WordPress that show a list of blog posts. There are limited options in Ken to configure this auto-generated page. We instead recommend that you add a page and use the Blog Shortcode to generate a more configurable archive page for your blog loop.

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Note: To learn more about creating a blog page, please read the Creating a blog post and Displaying blog posts articles.

To access the blog archive settings:

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From the WordPress left menu, go to Theme Settings > Blog.

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Configure the settings and click on Save Settings.

Archive Layout

To change the layout of the blog archive:

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From the WordPress left menu, go to Theme Settings > Blog.

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SettingDescription
Archive layoutDefines the layout of the archive page.
Archive loop featured image heightSets the height of the featured image.
Archive loop page titleThis option allows to enable/disable page title section (including breadcrumbs).
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Configure the settings and click on Save Settings.

Adding Widgets to the Sidebar

If your blog archive layout has a sidebar, you can add widgets to it:

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From the WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Widgets.

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From the widgets page, drag-and-drop one of the widgets into the Archive widget area.

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Configure the widget and click on Save.

Archive Style

To change the style of the blog archive:

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From the WordPress left menu, go to Theme Settings > Blog.

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SettingDescription
Archive loop styleDefines the style of the blog loop. Available options are: Classic, Masonry, Thumb, Tile, List.

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Note: To view styles examples, visit the Ken demo page and hover over Blog menu item.
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Configure the setting and click on Save Settings.

If you have any questions regarding Blog archive configuration, feel free to contact our support team.

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