Creating a Portfolio Post

Updated on January 2, 2019

A portfolio is an essential section in your website for getting more business and building your professional brand. Jupiter really shines when it comes to portfolios, as it offers a lot of customization.

 

Creating a portfolio post is the first step to creating a portfolio on your website. This article also covers how to use Visual Composer with portfolios, add a sidebar and widgets, as well as how to configure the portfolio posts.

To see some of the Jupiter portfolios, check out the Jupiter main demo.


Creating a Portfolio Post

Creating a portfolio post is the first step into creating and displaying a portfolio on your website. Jupiter let’s you create different types of portfolio posts, like images and videos. These types differ in how they work both in the portfolio archive and in the portfolio single post.

Creating a Simple Image or Video Post

To create an image or video post:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Portfolios and click on Add New.

Creating a portfolio post - Add new

2Enter a title and scroll down to Jupiter Portfolio Post Options.
3From the Post Type dropdown, select Image or Video.

Creating a portfolio post - Jupiter Portfolio Post Options

Image Type

If the image type is selected, to upload the image:

1Click on Set Featured Image in the right sidebar.

Creating a portfolio post - Featured image

2Upload the image or select one from the media library and click on Set Featured Image.
3Click on Publish to publish the page.

Video Type

If the video type is selected, some options will appear underneath to upload the video:

Setting Description

Video siteSelect the website where your video is uploaded to.
Video IDSet the ID of the video.

Configure the necessary settings and click on Publish.

Creating a Post with WPBakery Page Builder

In order to create portfolio posts with Visual Composer, it needs to be enabled.

To enable Visual Composer for portfolio posts:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to WPBakery Page Builder > Role Manager.

2Under the Post Types option, select Custom and enable Portfolio.

3Click on Save Changes.

Once the Visual Composer is enabled for portfolio posts, you will notice that when creating a portfolio post you will be able to use Visual Composer shortcodes just like on any other page.


Configuring the Post Layout

The layout can be defined globally or page specifically. A sidebar can be added to portfolio posts which will then allow adding widgets as well.

Adding a Global Sidebar

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Theme Options > Portfolio > Portfolio Single Post.

2From the Layout dropdown, select the desired option.

3Click on Save Settings.

Adding a Page Specific Sidebar

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Portfolios and enter a portfolio post.
2Scroll down to Jupiter Page Options.
3From the Layout dropdown, select the desired option.

Creating a portfolio post - Jupiter Page Options

4Publish or update the post.

Adding Widgets

To add widgets to the portfolio post sidebar:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Widgets.

Creating a portfolio post - Widgets

2On the Widgets page, drag and drop a widget into the Single Portfolios Widget Area.

Creating a portfolio post - Single Portfolios Widget Area

3Configure the widget and click on Save.

Configuring the Post Page

There are a few settings which can be used to configure the portfolio post page.

To configure the post page:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Portfolios.
2Enter a specific portfolio that you wish to configure.

Jupiter Page Options

Setting Description

Manage page elementsChanges the page’s general layout by making structural changes.
Stick templateEnabling this removes the padding after the header and before footer.
Page preloaderEnables the page preloader only for this post.
Page title alignChanges the title and subtitle alignment.
BreadcrumbEnables or disables breadcrumbs for this post.

Jupiter Portfolio Post Options

Setting Description

Show featured imageToggles between showing the featured image or hiding it in the portfolio single post.
Similar postsDisplays the similar posts section in the portfolio single post.
Social shareDisplays the social share section in the portfolio single post.
Custom URLChanges the permalink of the thumbnail.
Masonry image sizeChanges the image size in the masonry loop style.
Item hover skinChanges the item hover skin color in the Grid & Masonry loop style > Zoom Out Box hover scenario.
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