To get the plugin navigate to our downloads section and click on Premium WordPress Plugins, locate Ignition Widgets for Elementor and click the download button.
Once you have downloaded the plugin’s zip file, navigate to Plugins > Add New in your WordPress dashboard. Click on the Upload Plugin button, next click Choose File, locate and select the downloaded zip and click Install Now.
After the installation finishes you can press the Activate Plugin button to activate it.
Using the widget
Edit any post or page with Elementor and scroll down in the widgets list to the Theme Widgets section. There you will find the post types widget which you can drag & drop in your content.
Selecting source posts
Start by selecting the post type from which you would like to pull posts from. All available post types will appear in the drop down.
TIP: Depending on your activated theme you might get a smaller post type source list than the one pictured above, that’s normal, it just means that your theme does not use these custom post types and does not load them.
Next you can choose if you’d like to enable category filtering for the post items you will display. To do that toggle the Enable Filters switch and from the drop down select the taxonomy you’d like to base the filtering on.
Following the filtering options you will find options to fine-tune the query in order to display just the items you need. Let’s take a closer look at the query options.
- Here you can select taxonomy terms from which you want to pull posts from. So if you need to display posts from one or two categories, you select them here.
- This option allows you to display posts only from one or more selected authors.
- Exclude individual items from the results.
- Include individual items in the results
- Set how many items you want to display.
- Toggle pagination.
- Select the offset you want, if for example you want to skip the first two or three posts because you displayed them above in a hero section, just set the offset to 3 and you are good to go.
- Select the post ordering source.
- Select whether you want posts ordered in an ascending or descending fashion.
- Select the number of columns you want on your posts grid.
- And finally, choose if grid items will have gutters or not.
Some themes offer alternative styles for their items. You can select your preferred one from the Element Styles dropdown. In the example screenshot above you can see Convert’s default item style and the alternative overlay offered one.
Under the Style tab you will find color options for key item elements such as the title, meta, excerpt and more. Additionally you will find comprehensive color options for item buttons and the filtering system.
The appearance of listing items on the plugin can be modified thanks to Ignition Framework’s templating system support for which is baked in the Ignition Elementor Widgets plugin. To modify the items on your installation, install your current theme’s child theme and create in it a folder called template-parts and in it a folder called ignition-elementor-widgets. In the template-parts/ignition-elementor-widgets folder copy the two files found in the plugins template-parts folder the article-default.php and the article-media.php. The first file is used on listings with two to four columns, while the second file is responsible for the appearance of items in single column layouts. Edit the files you have just copied over and modify their markup to achieve the layout you want for your post grids.
Feel free to contact us directly through our support hub if you have questions regarding the plugin’s usage or experience any unexpected issues.