The blog posts section shows 1 - 4 articles/blog posts, and will spotlight the first article as featured by default, but in Whisk version 4.0.0 you can remove the first article spotlight in the section settings. You can control the order of the articles and even show articles from different blogs if you want to. Each article is it's own block, but it's settings are configured on the section and are noted below. Example:
When this section is the first one at the top of the page, make sure this box is checked. It helps with SEO and page performance in the following technical ways:
- It will load the featured article image as loading="eager" instead of loading="lazy"
- It will remove the fade in image animation if it is active in Style/Theme settings so that the image loads onto the page
The text for the heading.
The size of the text for the heading.
Add a sentence or two of copy to describe the articles and blog. This will sit below the heading.
Choose a size for the text.
If you want to have a link to a blog main page, add the blog here. The link will show below the articles. The button text will read "See more articles".
Show article featured image on card
Show date published
Show the article published date on the card. You can change the format that this date displays in on Theme settings/Styles/Preferred date format.
Show article author on card
Show teaser text
Show a few lines of text for the article. The teaser text is either the first 20 words of the article excerpt, or the first 20 words of the article content if there is no excerpt.
Text box shape
The box can be a rectangle, or have an arch shape on one side.
Spotlight first article
Check this box to spotlight the first article as featured so it's large and in it's own row.
Spotlight article color scheme
If the above checkbox is checked and the first article is shown as featured, you can choose from one of the theme's color schemes for its text box.
(Whisk 5.0.0 and above)
Adjust top and bottom padding within the section.
Add space above or below
(Whisk 4.3.1 and below)
Depending on the sections that are above or below this section, you may want to add some extra space for a more pleasing layout.