Latest Post

Latest Post

Latest Post is a way to share the latest post information on a single page by using an aggregator to retrieve the post information

  1. Featured Image
  2. Post Title
  3. Post excerpt
  4. Link to
In the Dashboard  menu
  1. Select Page
  2. Select Add New
  3. Add page title
  4. Category for the page
    1.  Enter Aggregator as the category
  5. Select either Save Draft or Publish
  6. Click Edit with Elementor
In the Elementor search field type Genesis Featured Posts
  1. Select Genesis Featured Posts Widget and drag it over
While in Edit with Elementor
  1. Select Content
  2. Title
  3. Set Category to Posts
  4. Set Number of Posts to 6
  5. Set Order By to Date
  6. Set Sort Order to Descending
  7.  Click Show featured image
  8. Set Image Size to Thumbnail
  9. Click on UPDATE
While still in the Edit with Elementor Content section
  1. Image Alignment set to Left
  2. Click Show post title
  3. Click Show Category Archive Link
  4. Click UPDATE
While in Edit with Elementor
  1. Select Advanced
  2. In the Custom CSS area add the following code

.entry-image.attachment-post {
margin-right: 12px;
}

Click on UPDATE

Setting Up Jetpack

Connecting to WordPress.com

Jetpack allows you 3 ways to connect your website to their tools.

  1. WordPress.com account
  2. Connect using google
  3. Create New Account

For this example we will be using Create New Account to setup the connect between the website and WordPress.com

 

Fill in the

  1. Email Address
  2. User Name
  3. Password

Then click Create your account to complete this step of the process.

Approve the connect.

This page asks you about what type of website you are building.

You don’t need to fill this in right away.

I suggest clicking skip. 

This page asks you to enter a keyword to describe your website.

You don’t need to fill this in right away.

I suggest clicking skip. 

When asked to choose a plan select the free option below the three paid options.

You should now be connected.

Downloading Elementor Templates

Downloading Elementor Templates

Elementor template files are available in zip format and contain all the pieces needed to use the Lakekit basic site.

Files

Theme builder parts – All the Elementor theme builder parts in a zip file. Contains header, footer and post layouts.
Pages – all the individual page content created using Elementor in one zip file

What’s an online sitebuilder?

A Sitebuilder is software that is accessed online that allows the construction and maintenance of websites without the need of manual code editing.

Here is an article by someone that has tested and rated many of the available sitebuilder systems. – more info»

Examples of online  site builders 

Is WordPress a sitebuilder?

WordPress is considered a content management system or CMS and is not considered a sitebuilder.

Site builders focus on front end simplified control systems that offer users features such as drag and drop systems while limiting aspect such as third party integration, truly unique site customization or the ability to add new features.

WordPress begins as a CMS and then adds in the sitebuilder features by incorporating  plugin such as Elementor, Beaver builder, Page Builder and through the use if it’s modular based design WordPress extend it’s workflow to match the necessity of the website owner and the people that enjoy using the website.

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