Blog Designer PRO WordPress Plugin Help Document

Getting Started




Introduction

We appreciate your decision of using our Blog Designer PRO Plugin. Thanks you for purchasing Blog Designer PRO plugin for WordPress.

This document has been written in such a way that it can be easily understood by beginners as well as advanced users or developers. The document has been divided into 4 main sections.

1) Getting Started : This section will be very helpful to you for Quick Start journey with plugin and understand how plugin works with the default settings.
2) Detailed Document : This section explains every thing about Blog Designer PRO plugin with each and every settings.
3) Widgets : This section explains every thing about Blog Designer PRO plugin widgets and it's usage. (This is an optional but good for your WordPress blog.)
4) Other : This section provides information about miscellaneous items like plugin features, translation, FAQ, automatic plugin update, etc.

If you have an any query that is beyond the scope of document, please feel free to contact us at support@solwininfotech.com

Blog Designer PRO
We offer plugin customization as well. Get in touch for a quote if you want to customize your WordPress blog with Blog Designer plugin.
Quick Search Tip: Access your browser search with keyboard shortcut "Crtl+F" (Windows) or "CD+F" (OSX) for instant results.

Installation

Please extract that codecanyon downloaded zip in your local PC. There are 2 items inside it.

  1. 1) blog-designer-pro-document.zip
  2. 2) blog-designer-pro.zip

You need to select that blog-designer-pro.zip

1. Installation via WordPress Admin area

  1. Step 1. Login into your WordPress admin area.
  2. Step 2. Click on the left side plugin menu.
  3. Step 3. Now at top of the page, you can see Add New button, click on that button.
  4. Step 4. Again at top of the page, you can see/view Upload Plugin button, click on that button for next process.
  5. Step 5. Now upload the plugin zip file (blog-designer-pro.zip) via drag and drop or direct file upload selection. After file selection, click on Install Now button and then click on Activate Plugin link.

Plugin Installation

Plugin Upload

Plugin Upload

Plugin Installation

2. Installation Via FTP

  1. Step 1. Extract the above selected zip file (blog-designer-pro.zip). It will create 'blog-designer-pro' folder with all plugin files & folder inside it. (Remember this extracted folder path)
  2. Step 2. Using your FTP program like Filezilla or cPanel, upload the non-zipped plugin folder into the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your server.
  3. Step 3. Go to Dashboard » Plugins » Installed Plugins page and find 'Blog Designer PRO' from plugin list.
  4. Step 4. Click on Activate to activate Blog Designer PRO plugin.
Before going to the detail document, preview the Quick Guide and One Click Blog of the Blog Designer.

Quick Guide

Quick guide will help you to easily setup your blog page layout in 3 easy steps within 1 to 2 minutes. However, you can set it up in only 2 steps. 3rd step is required only in certain conditions like direct shortcode usage or if you're using page builders like Visual Composer, Beaver Builder, Elementor, etc.

Please follow below quick steps.

Create a new Blog Layout

Create a new blog layout

Please follow below steps.

NOTE: If you are using old version of Blog Designer PRO then first update your plugin copy.

Video Tutorials




Blog Designer Pro installation Video tutorial



Blog Designer PRO customize category page tutorial



Blog Designer PRO – setup different template for different page (Multiple Blog pages)



Read This First

Getting Started Screen 1. Getting Started

Once you activate the plugin, it will redirect to getting Started page for initial setup.

2. Reading Settings

To check the reading settings, click Settings > Reading in the WordPress admin menu. Please make sure your Posts page selection to default one.

3. Shortcode Support

Copy and paste a shortcode [wp_blog_designer id="xx"] in any WordPress post or page.

Copy and paste a PHP code <?php echo do_shortcode("[wp_blog_designer id="xx"]");?> into a template file within your theme.

4. Setup Blog with Dummy Posts

Register Product

Getting Started Screen 1. Register your plugin copy

2. Update History

Product Support

Product Support 1. Documentation 2. FAQ 3. Ask our experts 4. Customize The Plugin

Tools

Product Tools 1. Create New Sample Blog layout
2. Text Domain Change
3. Template Name Update
4. Single file Override

Recommend Plugins

Recommend Plugins

We also suggest some plugin to make your site more strong using it with Blog Desigenr PRO Plugin.

System Status

System Status

Here you can get all the details about your server information and your WordPress site details like below.

Upgrade from Free to PRO version

If you are using Blog Designer lite version and you want to move on Pro version then you can directly do it from your dashboard as shown below.

Upgrade from Free to PRO version

After clicking on Upgrade to PRO Button it will redirect to codecanyon.net Blog Designer PRO plugin page where you can purchase the PRO version.


Detail Document




Create a New Layout

  1. Step 1. Go to Dashboard » Blog Designer
  2. Step 2. Click on "Create New Layout" Button.
  3. Create new layout
  4. Step 3. Fill all the settings as per your preferences.
  5. Step 4. Click on "Save Settings" button at the bottom of page and enjoy the Blog Layout.

Blog Layout Settings




General Settings

General Settings

1. Blog Designs

Template design option to select the template for creating the blog layout.

2. Template Color Preset

Color preset to add the color combination to your selected template.

3. Layout Name

Unique layout name to identify your blog layout on listing page.

4. Display Timeline Layout

This option provides 4 different values:

NOTE: Display Timeline Layout option displays only in "Timeline template".

5. Post Display Year Or Months Wise

This option displays If you select 'Order By' Publish Date or Modified Date provides 3 different values:

NOTE: Post Display Year Or Months Wise option displays only in "Timeline template".

6. Year Or Month Display BackGround Color

This option Display If you select Order By Publish Date or Modified Date and you select Post Display Year Or Months Wise Display Year or Display Months

NOTE: Year Or Month Display BackGround Color option displays only in "Timeline template".

7. Select Post type

The post type selection option will allow you to display your custom post type posts on your page.

8. Select Page for Blog

Page selection option will allow you to display your posts on the selected page.

9. Number of Posts

Manage the number of posts to display on a single page.

10. Display Post Category

To display post category, simply select the yes option otherwise no.

11. Display Post Tag

To display post tag, simply select the yes option otherwise no.


12. Display Author

To display author of post, simply select the yes option otherwise no.


13. Display Date

To display date, simply select the yes option otherwise no.


NOTE: Display Filter by Date option displays only in Overlay Horizontal layout and Cool Horizontal layout template.

14. Display Comment Count

To display total no. of comments according to posts, simply select the 'yes' option otherwise select 'no'.


15. Display Post Like

To display total number of post like according to posts.

16. Custom CSS

To apply own css to specific content.

Example: If you want dark background in story template same like our live demo then add your css in custom css settings. Custom CSS

Here 'site-main' is the upper level wrapper class of the blog template.
You have to add your blog template's wrapper class to set the background.

Standard Settings

Standard Settings

1. Main Container Class Name

Enter main blog container class name.

2. Blog Grid Columns (Desktop - Above 980px)

This option provides 4 different values for grid templates in Desktop view:

3. Blog Grid Columns (iPad - 720px - 980px)

This option provides 4 different values for grid templates in iPad view:

4. Blog Grid Columns (Tablet - 480px - 720px)

This option provides 4 different values for grid templates in Tablet view:

5. Blog Grid Columns (Mobile - Smaller Than 480px)

This option provides 4 different values for grid templates in Mobile view:

NOTE: Blog Columns option displays only in "Boxy Template, Boxy Clean Template, Brit Co Template, Chapter Template, Media Grid Template, Glossary Template".

6. Blog Posts Template Color

To set the color on specific div based on template.

NOTE: Template color option is available only in "Classical, Boxy Clean and Timeline blog template".

7. Background Color for Blog Posts

To set the post background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Background color option is available only in "Boxy, Boxy Clean, Glossary, Navia, Timeline, Offer Blog and Spektrum blog template".

8. Alternative Background Color

To set the alternative post background color, simply select the yes option otherwise no.

NOTE: Alternative Background Color option is available only in "Region Template, News Template, Evolution Template, Lightbreeze Template, Winter Template".

9. Choose Alternative Background Color

To set the alternative post background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Choose Alternative Background Color option displays only when Alternative Background Color option is selected.

10. Story Startup Text

To write Story Startup Text.

NOTE: Story Startup Text option displays only in "Story Template".

11. Story Startup Background Color

To select the startup Background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Startup Background Color option displays only in "Story Template".

12. Story Startup Text Color

To select the startup text color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Startup Text Color option displays only in "Story Template".

13. Story Ending Text

To Write Story Ending Text.

NOTE: Story Ending Text option displays if you select Pagination Type NO Pagination only in "Story Template".

14. Story Ending Link

To Add Story Ending Link.

NOTE: Story Ending Link option displays if you select Pagination Type NO Pagination only in "Story Template".

15. Story Ending Background Color

To select the story ending background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Ending Background Color option displays if you select Pagination Type NO Pagination only in "Story Template".

16. Story Ending Text Color

To select the story ending text color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Ending Text Color option displays if you select Pagination Type NO Pagination only in "Story Template".

17. Choose Link Color

To select the link color using the color picker.

18. Choose Link Hover Color

To select the link hover color using the color picker.

19. Blog Unique Design

It will show unique design for first post of your blog page.

NOTE: Blog Unique Design option available only in "Boxy clean Template, Deport Template, Invert grid Template, Navia Template, News Template, Media grid Template".

20. Select Unique Design for first post or Featured posts

Select post option to select unique design as first post or featured post.

NOTE: Select Unique Design for first post or Featured posts option available only in "Boxy clean Template, Deport Template, Invert grid Template, Navia Template, News Template, Media grid Template".

21. Blog Grid Height

To set Grid height on specific div on template.

NOTE: Blog Grid Height option available only in "Explore Template, Hoverbic Template".

22. Blog Grid Skin

To select Grid skin from available options

NOTE: Blog Grid Skin option available only in "Explore Template & Hoverbic Template".

23. Blog Grid column space

To select Grid column space or add space in input box in pixels.

NOTE: Blog Grid column space option available only in "Explore Template, Hoverbic Template".

24. Blog Posts hover Background Color

To set the color of post hover background color.

NOTE: Blog Posts hover Background Color option available only in "Explore Template, Hoverbic Template".

25. Background Hover Color for Blog Posts

To set the color of post hover background color.

NOTE: Background hover Color for Blog Posts option available only in "Boxy clean Template".

26. Choose Dash Color

To select dash color using color picker.

NOTE: Choose Dash Color option available only in "Deport Template".

27. Choose Category Background Color

To select the category background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Choose Category Background Color option available only in "Winter Template".

28. Pagination Type

This option provides 4 different values:


29. Pagination Template

Select pagination layout from dropdown.

NOTE: Display pagination templates when Paged option is selected in Pagination Type in Standard Setting tab.

30. Button Template

Select Load more button layout from given template.

NOTE: Display loader template when "Load More Button" & Load On Page Scroll option is selected in Pagination Type.

31. Loader Style

Select Loader style from loaders library by clicking on "Select Loader" button.

NOTE: Display loader template when "Load More Button" & Load On Page Scroll option is selected in Pagination Type.

Title Settings

Title Settings

1. Post Title Link

To enable and disable the link from post title.

2. Post Title Color

To select the post title color using the color picker.

3. Post Title Background Color

To select the post title background color using the color picker.

4. Typography Settings

Post Content Settings

Content Settings

1. For each Article in a Feed, Show

To display full text for each post, select full text option, otherwise select the summary option.

2. Show Content From

To display text from post content or from post excerpt.

NOTE: If Post Excerpt is empty then Content will be populated automatically from Post Content.

3. Display HTML tags with Summary

To display HTML tags output with the post content.

4. First letter of post content as drop cap.

Set First letter of post content large size.

5. First letter of Post Content Font Size.

Select First letter of post content font size.

6. First letter of Post Content Font Family.

Select First letter of post content font family.

7. First letter of Post Content Color.

Select First letter of post content font color.

8. Post Content Length

To Manage your post content length, in words.

9. Advance Post Contents

To set advance post content.

10. Stopage From

Set Stopage condition from dropdown box.

11. Stopage

To set post content last paragraph of after some or before some selected characters like . | ? | , | ; and : etc...

12. Post Content Color

To select the post content color using the color picker.

13. Display Read More Link

To display single post link on Readmore button.

14. Read More Text

To Manage your “Read More” text for posts.

15. Read More Link

To set read more link or custom post link.

NOTE: Click on custom link button to set custom link, Otherwise it show default post link.

16. Read More Text Color

To set the text color for “Read More” text using the color picker.

17. Read More Text Background Color

To set the background color for “Read More” text using the color picker.

18. Read More Text Hover Background Color

To set hover background color for “Read More” text using the color picker.

19. Typography Settings

Media Settings

Media Settings

1. Display Post Feature Image

To display post feature image on post use display post feature image option.

NOTE: Display Post Feature Image option is available only when the Easy Timeline templateis selected.

2. Effect

To apply effect from available options.

NOTE: Effect option is available in "Easy timeline template" only.

3. Post Thumbnail Skin

To select Post Thumbnail Skin from square or circle.

NOTE: Post Thumbnail Skin option is available only on specific template like "Deport template, News template, Story template".

4. Post Image Link

To display blog post feature image as link use post image link option.

5. Post Image Effect

To apply post image hover effect.

6. Select Post Hover Effect

Select image hover effect type from list.


6. Select Post Default Image

Select default post image for all post.

NOTE: Post feature image is display only in that post which post has not added any feature image.

7. Select Post Media Size

Set the size of Blog Post featured image

Blog Designer PRO provide below types of featured image size for blog layout.

8. Add Custom Size

Add the custom height and width of Blog Post featured image

NOTE: The options Select Post Media Size and Add Custom Size are not display in Explorer Layout, Hoverbic layout, Cool Horizontal Layout, and Overlay Horizontal Layout Templates.

Horizontal Timeline Settings


NOTE: Timeline Settings is only for "Cool Horizontal" and "Overlay Horizontal" blog template.
Timeline Settings

1. Hide Timeline Bar

To display Timeline Bar in timeline template, simply select the yes option otherwise no.

2. Active Post

To start timeline layout with some specific post, select that post using Active post.

3. Effect

To set the transition effect in blog layout, select the effect from the already available effects.

4. Item Width

To set the width of the post, use item width option.

5. Image Height

To set the height of the image, use image height option.

6. Margin between Blog Post (px)

To set margin between timeline and blogpost, use margin between blog post option.

7. Enable Autoslide

To slide posts automatic in timeline template, simply select the yes option otherwise no.

8. Scrolling Speed

To set the slide speed use scrolling speed option.

Slider Settings


NOTE: Slider Settings is only for "Crayon Slider, Sallet Slider and Sunshiny Slider" Template.
Slider Settings

1. Slider Effect

Set Slider animation Effect like slide and fade.

2. Slider Columns (Desktop - Above 980px)

Set Slider column layout for Desktop screen.


NOTE: Slider layout Settings is only for "Crayon Slider, Sallet Slider and Sunshiny Slider" Template.

3. Slider Columns (iPad - 720px - 980px)

Set Slider column layout for iPad screen.


NOTE: Slider layout Settings is only for "Crayon Slider, Sallet Slider and Sunshiny Slider" Template.

4. Slider Columns (Tablet - 480px - 720px)

Set Slider column layout for Tablet screen.


NOTE: Slider layout Settings is only for "Crayon Slider, Sallet Slider and Sunshiny Slider" Template.

5. Slider Columns (Mobile - Smaller Than 480px)

Set Slider column layout for Mobile screen.


NOTE: Slider layout Settings is only for "Crayon Slider, Sallet Slider and Sunshiny Slider" Template.

6. Slider to Scroll

Select slide scroll limit.

7. Display Slider Navigation

Display Slider navigations.

8. Slider Navigation

Select slider navigation buttons layout.

9. Display Slider Controls

Display sliders controls.

10. Select Slider Controls

Select sliders controls arrows.

11. Slider Autoplay

Select slider autoplay mode.

12. Slider Autoplay Intervals

Enter autoplay intervals in microseconds. (i.e. 3000).

13. Slider Speed

Enter slider speed in microseconds.

Filter Settings

Filter Settings

1. Blog Posts within Time Period

Select Blog post display filer by time like below.

2. Display Date

Select blog display order type from date.

Note: Display Date view only this blog layout Boxy, Cool Horizontal, Overlay Horizontal, News, Invert Grid & Brit Co

3. Date Format

Select date format for blog psot from below option.


4. Blog Order By

Select blog display order type from list.


5. Post Status

Select blog display order type from post status.


6. Select Post Categories

Select post category or custom taxonomy to display category wise posts on a page.

If you don't check the "Exclude Selected Category" checkbox, it will display only the list of posts that are contained the selected category from the list.

If you check the "Exclude Selected Category" checkbox, it will display only the list of posts that are not contain the selected category from the list.

7. Select Post Tags

Select tags to display tag wise posts on a page.

If you don't check the "Exclude Selected Tag" checkbox, it will display only the list of posts that are contained the selected tags from the list.

If you check the "Exclude Selected Tag" checkbox, it will display only the list of posts that are not contain the selected tags from the list.

8. Select Post Authors

Select multiple authors to display author wise posts on a page.

If you don't check the "Exclude Selected Author" checkbox, it will display only the list of posts that are contained the selected authors from the list.

If you check the "Exclude Selected Author" checkbox, it will display only the list of posts that are not contain the selected authors from the list.

9. Advance Filter?

Click to enable advance filter for post.

10. Filter between Post Categories and Post Tags

Click "Categories OR Tags" to show any one selected category or tag related post.

Click "Categories AND Tags" to show only that selected category or tag related post.

11. Filter Author Post

Click "OR Author" to show any one selected author related post.

Click "AND Author" to show only that selected author related post.

12. Show Sticky Post

Click "Yes" to show sticky posts.

NOTE: Sticky Post not count in the number of post to be displayed in blog layout page.

13. Label for featured posts

Set label for featured post.

NOTE: Leave blank if you want to disable featured post label.

Custom Read More Settings

Custom Read More Settings

1. Display Custom Read More

Display custom read more text before loop or after loop.

2. Custom Read More Text

Enter custom read more text to show in front.

3. Custom Read More Text Link

Provide link to custom read more text.

4. Open Link

Open custom read more link in new tab or in same tab.

5. Custom Read More Text Color

Apply color to read more text.

6. Custom Read More Text Background Color

Apply background color to read more text.

7. Custom Read More Text Hover Color

Apply hover color to read more text.

8. Custom Read More Text Hover Background Color

Apply hover background color to read more text.

9. Custom Read More Text Font Family

Apply custom read more text font family.

10. Custom Read More Text Font Size

Apply text font size of custom read more text.

11. Custom Read More Text Style Options

Custom read more text style options like font-weight, line height etc.

NOTE: Custom Read More Settings available when you select "No Pagination" in Pagination Type from General setting tabTemplate.

Social Share Settings

Social Share Settings

1. Social Share Style

Click enable to show social icon on blog post.

2. Social Share Style

Default and Custom social share button option.

3. Available Icon Themes

Show 10 predefined different social sharing icons for layouts.

NOTE: Available Icon Themes option is available only when the default option for social share style is Selected.

4. Shape of Social Icon

To display a social icon in a circle or square shape.

NOTE: Shape of Social Icon and Size of Social Icon option is available only when the custom option for social share style is Selected.

5. Size of Social Icon

To manage the size of a social icon as large or small or extra small.

NOTE: Shape of Social Icon and Size of Social Icon option is available only when the custom option for social share style is Selected.

6. Facebook Share Link

To display a Facebook share option in the posts.To hide Facebook share count, hide Facebook share count option is also available.

7. Google+ Share Link

To display a Google+ share option in the posts.To hide Google+ share count, hide Google+ share count option is also available.

8. Linkedin Share Link

To display a Linkedin share option in the posts.To hide Linkedin share count, hide Linkedin share count option is also available.

9. Pinterest Share link

To display a Linkedin share option in the posts.To hide Pinterest share count, hide Pinterest share count option is also available.

10. Pinterest Share Button with Featured Image

To display an pinterest share button with featured image in the posts.

11. Twitter Share Link

To display a twitter share option in the posts.

12. Pocket Share Link

To display a pocket share option in the posts.

13. Telegram Share Link

To display a telegram share option in the posts.

14. WhatsApp Share Link

To display whatsApp share option in the posts.

15. Reddit Share Link

To display reddit share option in the posts.

16. Digg Share Link

To display digg share option in the posts.

17. Tumblr Share Link

To display Tumblr share option in the posts.

18. Skype Share Share Link

To display Skype share option in the posts.

19. WordPress Share Link

To display WordPress share option in the posts.

20. Share Via Mail

To display a share via mail option in the posts.

21. Mail Share Content

To create custom Email message format for mail sharing option.


22. Social Share Count Position

This option provides 3 different values:

Show Preview

You can preview each and every post layout at the time of creation and modify it and save valuable time.

Show Preview Show Preview

Create New Archive Layout

Step 1. Go to Dashboard » Blog Designer » Archive Layouts

Step 2. Click on "Create New Archive Layout" Button. Add Archive Layout Step 3. Fill all the settings as per your preferences.

Step 4. Click on "Save Changes" button at bottom of page. And Enjoy the Blog Archive Layout.

Archive Layout Settings




General Settings

General Setting<b>s</b> | Archive Layout

1. Archive Designs

Template design option to select the template for creating the archive layout.

2. Template Color Preset

Color preset to add color combination to your selected template.

Unique layout name to identify your archive layout on listing page.

3. Archive Layout Name

Unique layout name to identify your archive layout on listing page.

4. Display Timeline Layout

This option provides 4 different values:


NOTE: Display Timeline Layout option displays only in "Timeline template".

5. Post Display Year Or Months Wise

This option Display If you select Order By Publish Date or Modified Date provides 3 different values:


NOTE: Post Display Year Or Months Wise option displays only in "Timeline template".

6. Year Or Month Display BackGround Color

This option Display If you select Order By Publish Date or Modified Date and you select Post Display Year Or Months Wise Display Year or Display Months

NOTE: Year Or Month Display BackGround Color option displays only in "Timeline template".

7. Select Archive Type

Select Archive Type option allows you to select Archive Type like Category page, Tag page, Author page, Date page, and Search page.

You can make 30+ different archive page layout design of above 4 different pages. It's amazing!

8. Number of Posts

Manage the number of posts to display on archive pages.

9. Select Post Tags

Select tags to display tag wise posts on archive page. If Select Archive Type select as Tag.

Select post category to display category wise posts on archive page. If Select Archive Type select as Category.

NOTE: You can't select both category and tag in archive page, it will depends on 'Select Archive Type' option, when you select Archive Type as Category then 'Select Post Categories' section will display and if select as Tag page then 'Select Post Tag' section will display. Author and date archive page will not display both sections Select Post Categories & Select Archive Type because in these pages author and date wise posts will display.

10. Display Post Category

To display post category, simply select the Yes option otherwise No.


11. Display Post Tag

To display post tag, simply select the Yes option otherwise No.


12. Display Author

To display author of post, simply select the Yes option otherwise No.


13. Display Post Published Year

To display Post Published Year, simply select the Yes option otherwise No.

14. Display Post Published Date

To display post published date, simply select the Yes option otherwise No.


15. Display Comment Count

To display total no. of comment according to posts, simply select the Yes option otherwise No.


16. Display Post Like

To display total no. of like according to posts, simply select the yes option otherwise no.

17. Custom CSS

To apply own CSS to specific content.

Standard Settings

Standard Settings

1. Main Container Class Name

Enter main archive container class name.

2. Archive Grid Columns (Desktop - Above 980px)

This option provides 4 different values for grid templates in Desktop view:

3. Archive Grid Columns (iPad - 720px - 980px)

This option provides 4 different values for grid templates in iPad view:

4. Archive Grid Columns (Tablet - 480px - 720px)

This option provides 4 different values for grid templates in Tablet view:

5. Archive Grid Columns (Mobile - Smaller Than 480px)

This option provides 4 different values for grid templates in Mobile view:

NOTE: Archive Columns option displays only in "Boxy Template, Boxy Clean Template, Brit Co Template, Chapter Template, Media Grid Template, Glossary Template".

6. Archive Posts Template Color

To set the color on specific div based on template.

NOTE: Template color option is available only in "Classical, Boxy Clean and Timeline archive template".

7. Background Color for Archive Posts

To set the post background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Background color option is available only in "Boxy, Boxy Clean, Glossary, Navia, Timeline, Offer and Spektrum archive template".

8. Alternative Background Color

To set the alternative post background color, simply select the yes option otherwise no.

NOTE: Alternative Background Color option is available only in "Region Template, News Template, Evolution Template, Lightbreeze Template, Winter Template".

9. Choose Alternative Background Color

To set the alternative post background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Choose Alternative Background Color option displays only when Alternative Background Color option is selected.

10. Story Startup Text

To write Story Startup Text.

NOTE: Story Startup Text option displays only in "Story Template".

11. Story Startup Background Color

To select the startup Background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Startup Background Color option displays only in "Story Template".

12. Story Startup Text Color

To select the startup text color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Startup Text Color option displays only in "Story Template".

13. Story Ending Text

To Write Story Ending Text.

NOTE: Story Ending Text option displays if you select Pagination Type NO Pagination only in "Story Template".

14. Story Ending Link

To Add Story Ending Link.

NOTE: Story Ending Link option displays if you select Pagination Type NO Pagination only in "Story Template".

15. Story Ending Background Color

To select the story ending background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Ending Background Color option displays if you select Pagination Type NO Pagination only in "Story Template".

16. Story Ending Text Color

To select the story ending text color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Ending Text Color option displays if you select Pagination Type NO Pagination only in "Story Template".

17. Choose Link Color

To select the link color using the color picker.

18. Choose Link Hover Color

To select the link hover color using the color picker.

NOTE: Choose Link Hover Color option is available only in "Offer Template, News Template, Boxy Template, Classical Template, Lightbreeze Template, Timeline Template".

19. Archive Unique Design

It will show unique design for first post of your archive page.

NOTE: Archive Unique Design option available only in "Boxy clean Template, Deport Template, Invert grid Template, Navia Template, News Template, Media grid Template".

20. Select Unique Design for first post or Featured posts

Select post option to select unique design as first post or featured post.

NOTE: Select Unique Design for first post or Featured posts option available only in "Boxy clean Template, Deport Template, Invert grid Template, Navia Template, News Template, Media grid Template".

21. Archive Grid Height

To set Grid height on specific div on template.

NOTE: Archive Grid Height option available only in "Explore Template, Hoverbic Template".

22. Archive Grid Skin

To select Grid skin from available options..

NOTE: Archive Grid Skin option available only in "Explore Template".

23. Archive Grid column space

To select Grid column space or add space in input box in pixels.

NOTE: Archive Grid column space option available only in "Explore Template, Hoverbic Template".

24. Archive Posts hover Background Color

To set the color of post hover background color.

NOTE: Archive Posts hover Background Color option available only in "Explore Template, Hoverbic Template".

25. Background Hover Color for Archive Posts

To set the color of post hover background color.

NOTE: Background hover Color for Archive Posts option available only in "Boxy clean Template".

26. Choose Dash Color

To select dash color using color picker.

NOTE: Choose Dash Color option available only in "Deport Template".

27. Choose Category Background Color

To select the category background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Choose Category Background Color option available only in "Winter Template".

28. Pagination Type

This option provides 4 different values:


29. Pagination Template

Select pagination layout from dropdown.

NOTE: Display pagination templates when Paged option is selected in Pagination Type in Standard Setting tab.

30. Button Template

Select Load more button layout from given template.

NOTE: Display loader template when "Load More Button" & Load On Page Scroll option is selected in Pagination Type.

31. Loader Style

Select Loader style from loaders library by clicking on "Select Loader" button.

NOTE: Display loader template when "Load More Button" & Load On Page Scroll option is selected in Pagination Type.

Author Data Settings

Author Data Settings

1. Display Author Data

To display author data at the top of the author archive page, simply select the Yes option otherwise No.

2. Author Box Background Color

Set author box background color using color picker.

3. Display Author Title

If you want to add prefix or suffix or both to the author name, simply write the text here.

NOTE: Use [author] to display author name dynamically.

4. Author Title Color

Set author title color using color picker.

5. Typography Settings For Author Title


6. Display Author Biography

Enable to show author's biography(info).

7. Author Content Color

Set author biography content color.

8. Typography Settings For Author Content


NOTE: Author Data Settings section will display only, if you select 'author' value in Select Archive Page option.

Post Title Settings

Archive Title Settings

1. Post Title Link

Posts title will display with link(permalink) if enabled otherwise display title without link(permalink).

2. Post Title Color

To select the post title color using the color picker.

3. Post Title Link Hover Color

To select the post title link hover color using the color picker.

4. Post Title Background Color

To select the post title background color using the color picker.

5. Typography Settings

Content Settings

Content Settings

1. For each Article in a Feed, Show

To display full text for each post, select full text option, otherwise select the summary option.

2. Show Content From

To display text from post content or from post excerpt.

NOTE: If Post Excerpt is empty then Content will be populated automatically from Post Content.

3. Display HTML tags with Summary

To display HTML tags output with the post content.

4. First letter of post content as drop cap.

Set First letter of post content large size.

5. First letter of Post Content Font Size.

Select First letter of post content font size.

6. First letter of Post Content Font Family.

Select First letter of post content font family.

7. First letter of Post Content Color.

Select First letter of post content font color.

8. Post Content Length

To Manage your post content length, in words.

9. Advance Post Contents

To set advance post content.

10. Stopage From

Set Stopage condition from dropdown box.

11. Stopage

To set post content last paragraph of after some or before some selected characters like . | ? | , | ; and : etc...

12. Post Content Color

To select the post content color using the color picker.

13. Display Read More Link

To display Readmore button on blog page.

14. Read More Text

To Manage your “Read More” text for posts.

15. Read More Link

To set read more link or custom post link.


NOTE: Click on custom link button to set custom link, Otherwise it show default post link.

16. Read More Text Color

To set the text color for “Read More” text using the color picker.

17. Read More Text Background Color

To set the background color for “Read More” text using the color picker.

18. Read More Text Hover Background Color

To set hover background color for “Read More” text using the color picker.

19. Typography Settings


NOTE: Use Read more Color Selection on Date option is available only on specific template like "Spektrum template".

Media Settings

Media Settings

1. Display Post Feature Image

To display post feature image on post use display post feature image option.

NOTE: Display Post Feature Image option is available only when the Easy Timeline template is selected.

2. Post Image Effect

To apply effect from available options.

NOTE: Effect option is available in "Easy timeline template" only.

3. Post Thumbnail Skin

To select Post Thumbnail Skin from square or circle.

NOTE: Post Thumbnail Skin option is available only on specific templates like "Deport template, News template, Story template".

4. Post Image Link

To display archive post feature image as link use post image link option.

5. Select Post Default Image

Select default post image for all post.

NOTE: Post feature image is display only in that post which post has not added any feature image.

6. Select Post Media Size

Set the size of Archive Post featured image


7. Add Custom Size

Add the custom height and width of Archive Post featured image

NOTE: The options Select Post Media Size and Add Custom Size are not display in Explorer Layout, Hoverbic layout, Cool Horizontal Layout, and Overlay Horizontal Layout Templates.

Timeline Settings


NOTE: Timeline Settings is only for "Cool Horizontal and Overlay Horizontal" archive Template.
Timeline Settings

1. Hide Timeline Bar

To display Timeline Bar in timeline template, simply select the yes option otherwise no.

2. Active Post

To start timeline layout with some specific post, select that post using Active post.

3. Effect

To set the transition effect in archive layout, select the effect from the already available effects.

4. Post Width

To set the width of the post, use item width option.

5. Image Height

To set the height of the image, use image height option.

6. Enable Autoslide

To slide posts automatic in timeline template, simply select the yes option otherwise no.

7. Scrolling Speed

To set the slide speed use scrolling speed option.

Slider Settings


NOTE: Slider Settings is only for "Crayon Slider, Sallet Slider and Sunshiny Slider" Template.
Slider Settings

1. Slider Effect

Set Slider animation Effect like slide and fade.

2. Slider Columns (Desktop - Above 980px)

Set Slider column layout for Desktop screen.

NOTE: Slider layout Settings is only for "Crayon Slider, Sallet Slider and Sunshiny Slider" Template.

3. Slider Columns (iPad - 720px - 980px)

Set Slider column layout for Desktop screen.

NOTE: Slider layout Settings is only for "Crayon Slider, Sallet Slider and Sunshiny Slider" Template.

4. Slider Columns (Tablet - 480px - 720px)

Set Slider column layout for Desktop screen.

NOTE: Slider layout Settings is only for "Sunshiny Slider" Template.

5. Slider Columns (Mobile - Smaller Than 480px)

Set Slider column layout for Desktop screen.

NOTE: Slider layout Settings is only for "Sunshiny Slider" Template.

6. Slider to Scroll

Select how many slide scroll.

7. Display Slider Navigation

Display Slider navigations.

8. Slider Navigation

Select slider navigation buttons layout.

9. Display Slider Controls

Display sliders controls.

10. Select Slider Controls

Select sliders controls arrows.

11. Slider Autoplay

Select slider autoplay mode.

12. Slider Autoplay Intervals

Enter autoplay intervals in microseconds. (i.e. 3000).

13. Slider Speed

Enter slider speed in microseconds.

Filter Settings

Filter Settings

1. Display Date

Select date type to show it blog post.


2. Date Format

Select date display format for blog post like below.


3. Blog Order by

Select archive display order type from list.

Select blog order type ascending or descending.


4. Post Display Year Or Months Wise

Select option for display post to year or month wise.


5. Post Status

Select option for display post status wise.


6. Year Or Month Display BackGround Color

Select color for year or month display background color.


7. Show Sticky Post

Select to display sticky posts.

Social Share Settings

Social Share Settings

1. Social Share Style

Click enable to show social icon on blog post.

2. Social Share Style

Default and Custom social share button option.

NOTE: Available Icon Themes option is available only when the default option for social share style is Selected.

3. Available Icon Themes

Show 10 predefined different social sharing icons for layouts.

NOTE: Shape of Social Icon and Size of Social Icon option is available only when the custom option for social share style is Selected.

4. Shape of Social Icon

To display a social icon in a circle or square shape.

5. Size of Social Icon

To manage the size of a social icon as large or small or extra small.

6. Facebook Share Link

To display a Facebook share option in the posts.To hide Facebook share count, hide Facebook share count option is also available.

7. Google+ Share Link

To display a Google+ share option in the posts.To hide Google+ share count, hide Google+ share count option is also available.

8. Linkedin Share Link

To display a Linkedin share option in the posts.To hide Linkedin share count, hide Linkedin share count option is also available.

9. Pinterest Share link

To display a Linkedin share option in the posts.To hide Pinterest share count, hide Pinterest share count option is also available.

10. Pinterest Share Button with Featured Image

To display an pinterest share button with featured image in the posts.

11. Twitter Share Link

To display a twitter share option in the posts.

12. Pocket Share Link

To display a pocket share option in the posts.

13. Telegram Share Link

To display a telegram share option in the posts.

14. WhatsApp Share Link

To display whatsApp share option in the posts.

15. Reddit Share Link

To display reddit share option in the posts.

16. Digg Share Link

To display digg share option in the posts.

17. Tumblr Share Link

To display Tumblr share option in the posts.

18. Skype Share Share Link

To display Skype share option in the posts.

19. WordPress Share Link

To display WordPress share option in the posts.

20. Share Via Mail

To display a share via mail option in the posts.

21. Mail Share Content

To crate create custom Email message format for mail sharing option.


22. Social Share Count Position

This option provides 3 different values:

Show Preview

Show preview also available in archive pages. Click here to Show Preview

Create New Single Layout

Step 1. Go to Dashboard » Blog Designer » Single Layouts

Step 2. Click on "Create New Single Layout" Button. Add Single Layout
Note: Before applying or creating single post layout under Blog Designer PRO plugin. Please make sure your theme is compatible for Blog Designer PRO plugin to get total control of your single post pages.
Click here to find out your theme.
Step 3. Fill all the settings as per your preferences.

Step 4. Click on "Save Changes" button at bottom of page. And Enjoy the Blog Single Layout.

Single Post Layout Settings




General Settings

Single Post General Settings

1. Single Post Designs

Single Post design option to select the template for creating the single post layout.

2. Template Color Preset

Color preset to add color combination to your selected template.

3. Single Layout Name

Unique layout name to identify your single layout on listing page.

4. Override Single Page Design

To Override the design of Single Page.

Note: Standard Settings, Title Settings, Content Settings, Related Post Settings, Social Share Settings and below options are available when you check "Override Single Page Design" option.

5. Select Single Page Override Type

This option allow you to select single page override type based on category, tag.


6. Display Post Title

To display post title on single post page.

7. Display Post Category

To display post categories on single post page.


7. Display Post Tag

To display post tags on single post page.


8. Display Post Author

To display Author name on single post page.


9. Display Post Date

To display date on single post page.

10. Display Date

To display date, simply select the yes option otherwise no.


11. Date Format

Select date display format for blog post like below.


12. Display Comments

To display post comments count on single post page.


13. Display Post Like

To display total no. of like according to posts, simply select the yes option otherwise no.

14. Display Post Views

Display post views in single post layouts, Show Today's view or all views in single layout.

15. Custom CSS

Add your own css for specific content.

Standard Settings

Single Post Standard Settings

1. Background Color for Single Posts

To select the single post's background color using the color picker.

2. Single Post Template Color

To set the color on specific div based on single post template.

3. Choose Link Color

To select the link color using the color picker.

4. Choose Link Hover Color

To select the link hover color using the color picker.

5. Choose Category Background Color

To select the category background color using the color picker. This option is available only in Winter Template.

NOTE: According to layout design, some options are available only on selected templates.

6. Story Startup Text

To write Story Startup Text.

NOTE: Story Startup Text option displays only in "Story Template".

7. Story Startup Background Color

To select the startup Background color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Startup Background Color option displays only in "Story Template".

8. Story Startup Text Color

To select the startup text color using the color picker.

NOTE: Story Startup Text Color option displays only in "Story Template".

Title Settings

Single Post Title Settings

1. Post Title Color

To select single post title color using the color picker.

2. Typography Settings

Content Settings

Single Post Title Settings

1. First letter of post content as big one.

To display First letter of post content large size.

2. First letter of Post Content Font Size

To Select font size of First letter of post content from available font size options.

3. First letter of Post Content Font Family

To select the First letter of Post Content font family from available font family options. This option updated with Google Font Family Option.

4. First letter of Post Content Color

To select color of First letter of post content using color picker.

5. Post Content Color

To select single post content color using the color picker.

6. Typography Settings

Media Settings

Post Media Settings

1. Display Post Featured Image

Click to show post feature image in single post page.

2. Select Post Media Size

Set the size of single blog post featured image

Blog Designer PRO provide below types of featured image size for single post layout.

Post Navigation (Next/Previous) Settings

Post Navigation (Next/Previous) Settings

1. Display Post Next/Previous Navigation

To display navigation(Next/Previous) section in single post, simply check "Yes" option otherwise "No".

2. Apply filter on Post Navigation

To apply filter on post navigation.

3. Display Post Navigation Title

To display navigation post's title in single post, simply check "Yes" option otherwise "No".

4. Display Post Navigation Feature Image

To display post navigation featured image, simply check "Yes" option otherwise "No".

5. Display Post Navigation Date

To display post navigation date, simply check "Yes" option otherwise "No".

To change date format go to Dashboard » Settings » General » Date Format.

Author Data Settings


Author Data Settings

1. Display Author Data

To display author data at the top of the author archive page, simply select the Yes option otherwise No.

2. Display Author Biography

To display author biography(Author Information) in post page.

3. Display Author Title

To display author title in post page.

NOTE: Use [author] to display author name with link dynamically.

4. Author Title Font Size

Select author title font size.

5. Author Title Font Family

Select author title font family.

Related Post Settings

Related Post Settings

1. Display Related Post On Single Page

Enable if display Related Post On Single Page.

Note: Below options are available when you check "Display Related Post On Single Page" option.

2. Select Post Media Size

Set the size related post featured image.

Blog Designer PRO provide below types of featured image size for blog layout.

3. Add custom Size

To set custom(random) size to show feature image for Related Post Section

4. Related Post Title

Customize your related post title.

5. Related Post Title Font Size

Select font size to change related post title size.

6. Related Post Title Font Family

Select font family to change related post title font. This option updated with Google Font Family Option.

7. Related Post Title Color

Select related post title color.

8. Show Related Posts By

Display Related Posts By Tag or category wise.

9. Show Related Posts Order By

Display Related Posts By below order.


10. Number Of Related Posts

Display Number Of Related Posts on single page and options are 2 post,3 post, or 4 post.

11. Show Content From

To display text from post content or from post excerpt.

12. Post Content Length

Display number of words display in post content.

Social Share Settings

Social Share Settings

1. Social Share Style

Click enable to show social icon on blog post.

2. Social Share Style

Default and Custom social share button option.

NOTE: Available Icon Themes option is available only when the default option for social share style is Selected.

3. Available Icon Themes

Show 10 predefined different social sharing icons for layouts.

NOTE: Shape of Social Icon and Size of Social Icon option is available only when the custom option for social share style is Selected.

4. Shape of Social Icon

To display a social icon in a circle or square shape.

5. Size of Social Icon

To manage the size of a social icon as large or small or extra small.

6. Facebook Share Link

To display a Facebook share option in the posts.To hide Facebook share count, hide Facebook share count option is also available.

7. Google+ Share Link

To display a Google+ share option in the posts.To hide Google+ share count, hide Google+ share count option is also available.

8. Linkedin Share Link

To display a Linkedin share option in the posts.To hide Linkedin share count, hide Linkedin share count option is also available.

9. Pinterest Share link

To display a Linkedin share option in the posts.To hide Pinterest share count, hide Pinterest share count option is also available.

10. Pinterest Share Button with Featured Image

To display an pinterest share button with featured image in the posts.

11. Twitter Share Link

To display a twitter share option in the posts.

12. Pocket Share Link

To display a pocket share option in the posts.

13. Telegram Share Link

To display a telegram share option in the posts.

14. WhatsApp Share Link

To display whatsApp share option in the posts.

15. Reddit Share Link

To display reddit share option in the posts.

16. Digg Share Link

To display digg share option in the posts.

17. Tumblr Share Link

To display Tumblr share option in the posts.

18. Skype Share Share Link

To display Skype share option in the posts.

19. WordPress Share Link

To display WordPress share option in the posts.

20. Share Via Mail

To display a share via mail option in the posts.

21. Mail Share Content

To crate create custom Email message format for mail sharing option.


22. Social Share Count Position

This option provides 3 different values:

Override Archive Post Design

In Blog designer plugin, the design of archive post is according to WordPress default theme. It may not design proper with your current theme. To make it compatible with your current theme, Blog designer plugin gives facility to override archive post design.

Follow the below steps to override template

Step 1: Create new folder named 'bdp_templates' in your current active theme.
Step 2: Create new folder named 'archive' in newly created 'bdp_templates' folder.
Step 3: Copy your theme's archive.php file in above created 'archive' folder and remove code from main while loop start(while (have_posts()) : the_post();) to end(endwhile;).
Step 4: Open file archive.php from plugin path(wp-content/plugins/blog-designer-pro/bdp_templates/archive/archive.php). Copy code from main area(<main id="main" class="site-main" role="main">) and paste it in place of removed code of newly created file.

Override Single Post Design

In Blog designer plugin, the design of single post is according to WordPress default theme. It may not design proper with your current theme. To make it compatible with your current theme, Blog designer plugin gives facility to override single post design.

You can override a single post file by one of the two methods. Follow the below steps to override template

1: Override file using Plugin Editor

Step 1: Go to Dashboard » Blog Designer » Getting Started » Tools.
single file override
Step 2: Click on Copy File to theme Button, it will create single.php file in bdp_templates/single folder in your currently active theme

Step 3: Open created single.php file from theme path (wp-content/themes/your_active_theme/bdp_templates/single/single.php). Remove code before and after the main area(<main id="main" class="site-main" role="main">).( Delete the code OutSide the <main id="main" class="site-main" role="main"> )

Step 4: Open your theme's single.php file copy code before the main while loop start(while (have_posts()) : the_post();) and after the loop end(endwhile;).

Step 5: Paste it in place of removed code from newly created file.

2: Override file Manually

Step 1: Create new folder named 'bdp_templates' in your current active theme.

Step 2: Create new folder named 'single' in newly created 'bdp_templates' folder.

Step 3: Copy your theme's single.php file in above created 'single' folder and remove code from main while loop start(while (have_posts()) : the_post();) to end(endwhile;).

Step 4: Open file single.php from plugin path (wp-content/plugins/blog-designer-pro/bdp_templates/single/single.php). Copy code from main area(<main id="main" class="site-main" role="main">) and paste it in place of removed code of newly created file.


Theme patches for Blog Designer PRO

We worked on number of well known themes based on customer requirements and created those above theme patches files. You can directly download that theme patch, extract it in local PC and upload that whole 'bdp_tempaltes' folder within your active theme directory.

To download theme patches for Blog Designer PRO plugin, please check below link:
https://www.solwininfotech.com/knowledgebase/awesome-list-of-theme-patches-for-blog-designer-pro-users/#themelist

- Let's assume you're using Avada theme with your website. And you're getting ugly design with single post pages. Yes, you can resolve it with below steps.

  • Find the correct theme patch zip file from the above link. We assumed here Avada then, our theme's zip file name may be 'avada.zip'.
  • Extract that zip file in your local PC or system.
  • Open the extracted folder, you will get one folder inside it. Yes, we need to upload that "bdp_templates" folder inside your active theme directory.
  • To upload files, you can use any file upload tools like Filezilla or cPanel whatever you are most familiar with.
  • Now, cross check your single post page and archive pages design on frontend. Everything looking good or not?

If you have still more query and your issue not resolved via theme patch files implementation then please create a support ticket on our support portal. Our support team will reply to you within 2 working days.

Import & Export

1. Import

  1. Step 1. Go to Dashboard » Blog Designer » Import Layouts.
  2. Step 2. Now, Choose .txt file to import layouts.

Import Admin Screen

2. Export

  1. Step 1. Go to Dashboard » Blog Designer » Layouts.
  2. Step 2. Now, Check which layout you want to Export Layout and select the export option as shown in below images.
Layout Admin Screen

Widgets




Most Viewed Post

Most Viewed Post Widget

Blog Designe PRO Plugin provide you Most Viewed Post Dashboard widget area.
Here you can see all new most view post with post count.

BDP → Recent Post Widget

BDP → Recent Post admin
BDP → Recent Post front

Blog Designe PRO Plugin provide you BDP → Recent Post widget to display most viewed recent post in your page sidebar widget area.

Blog Designer PRO Widget

Blog Designer PRO Widget admin
Blog Designer PRO Widget front

Blog Designe PRO Plugin provide you Blog Designer PRO widget to display blog post in your page sidebar widget area.

Other




Blog Designer plugin features

Translation

Blog Designer plugin is language compatible, thus can be translated into multiple languages. You can use POEdit plugin for translation.

  1. Step 1. Install Poedit tool and open it
  2. Step 2. Open .POT file from /wp-content/plugins/blog-designer/languages/ that you want to translate
    .pot file editin in Poedit tool
  3. Step 3. Now, click on "Save"
  4. Step 4. A popup will appear, enter your Language code ( Ex :- "ca_CA" for English (Canada)) in language option

    Translation property
  5. Step 5. Then select source path tab and you have to modify this path to full path of your plugin that you want to translate.

    Select path
  6. Step 6. Then press ok button.
  7. Step 7. Then give file name like this blog-designer-pro-ca_CA.po for English (Canada) language.
  8. Step 8. Then save file inside language folder in plugin that you want to translate and all strings are appear in your poedit editor POT file
  9. Step 9. Select your string that you want to translate and in bottom side there are two options one is Source Text and another one is Translation Translate string
  10. Step 10. Source Text keep as it is and in Translation section enter your translated string of selected string that you want to translate and then save it.
  11. Step 11. Repeat step 10 untill your all strings to be translate.
  12. Step 12. Now you will get two separate files – a .po file and a .mo file.

    Note : When you save the files, you must name them according to your language code. Find a list of language codes at WordPress in your Language. For example, the language code for English (Canada) is ca_CA, so you would save the translated files as ca_CA.po and ca_CA.mo.

    PO MO file
  13. Step 13. Then go to wp-config.php file then enter the below code.
    define('WPLANG', 'Your language code'); for Ex.(ca_CA for English (Canada)) then save it.
  14. Step 14. Select language from admin side, Go to Dashboard » Settings » General in that check Site Language options.

    Select language
  15. Step 15. Check language prefix in front end, view HTML.

    Language prefix
For more about translating WordPress themes please visit the following link : https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/functionality/localization/

FAQ

1. How can I get the Blog Designer Plugin design instead of theme design for the blog section on the blog page?

Step 1. Go to Dashboard » Settings » Reading.

Blog Page

2. Is it possible to override archive page with a Blog Designer PRO? How?

Yes, Create a directory in theme directory name with bdp_templates, create another directory archive within bdp_templates directory, then simply copy paste archive.php from the plugin directory to theme directory.

3. Can I apply this blog designer only for my hot categories?

Yes, there is one backend option to select multiple categories, blog designer shortcode will show post that selected categories only.

4. Is there any social option available as I can show social share button on my blog page with every post?

Yes, Social share setting available. With the help of this settings you can get multiple social share variation according your design.

5. Can I control my content length on blog page?

Yes, you can. “Post Content Length” option will give you ability to control your content characters on blog page.

6. I want to hide post details like post author, post date, etc., Can I?

Yes, There is “General Settings” panel where you can manage your post details as you want to show or not.

7. Can I manage my “Read More” text on blog page?

Yes, you can change the text like View More, Continue Reading and you can decorate it also. i.e. font-size, background color, etc.

8. Can I modify my single blog page with blog designer?

Yes, there is a single layout page available. You can use that single page design out of 30+ single post layout.

9. What is the key feature of single blog post?

There are lots of features. i.e. Related Post, Custom Post Support, Single Post Layout, Author Biography Management, etc.

10. I have one custom post type “movie”. Can I use blog designer for that?

Yes, Custom post type selection feature gives you the capability to show your listing with any custom post type.

11. I have one website with blog designer shortcodes, Can I copy from that?

Yes, we have import/export feature to copy blog designer layout.

12. Can you please give me a list as which blog templates are providing me Timeline features?

Cool Horizontal, Overlay Horizontal, Easy Timeline, Story and Timeline templates are providing Timeline Layout.

13. Can you please give me a list as which blog templates are providing me Grid features?

Boxy and Boxy Clean,Brit Co, Chapter, Explore, Glossary, Hoverbic & Media Grid Templates are providing Grid Layout.

14. I am getting message like "Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page." while accessing Blog Designer panel. How can I resolve it?

There is a major update available with version 1.5. According to that changes, some backend links are updated with new URL. Please try "http://yoursitename.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=layouts" to access Blog Designer panel.

15. How do I make the full post display in the same/similar theme as the blog page?

You have created blog layouts for your blog page only. For full post display or for single post display same like blog page, you need to create "Single Layouts". That will give you total control of your single post pages also.

Update Blog Designer PRO Plugin

You can update Blog Designer PRO Plugin using below two ways.

1) Update plugin manually


2) Update plugin from admin panel

Blog Designer PRO Plugin Update

Blog Designer PRO plugin supported themes

Blog Designer PRO plugin using standard WordPress functions. So, each and every themes are compatible with the plugin but depends on different theme structure with every themes, we may need to work with your theme files. We worked on well know themes and created theme patches for 200+ themes for you. Please go to knowledgebase link to download your theme's Blog Designer PRO plugin theme patch zip file.

NOTE: In case you didn't find your theme in the above list, please create support ticket with subject "Blog Designer PRO compatibility required for theme_name" and also share your theme copy via google drive or dropbox shared link.

Thanks for using Blog Designer PRO Plugin!

We would like to thank you for using our Blog Designer PRO Plugin! If you have any difficulties with Blog Designer PRO Plugin or need any additional service, do not hesitate to contact us. We provide priority support with all our premium WordPress themes and plugins.

Just contact us on support.solwininfotech.com

We will be happy to assist you!

Credits

I've used the following jQuery Plugins as listed.