Your WordPress Theme Blog

Your Amplify Website WordPress Theme includes a blog set up with example content. Your Blog uses a Page and 3 Page Templates. Your Amplify WordPress Website Theme's layout and design may differ, but the functionality reflects the example (Morning Star Theme) listed below.


The Setup

Blog Page
This is your site's blog landing page.
Filtered Blog Categories
This page shows all Posts in a single Category.
Blog Post Detail
This is how your blog Posts look. 

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Page Name
Page Name
Page Name

Template Name
Theme | Blog Page

  • Display Condition: N/A
Template Name
Theme | Blog Archive Category Results
  • Display Condition: All Archives

Template Name
Theme | WP Single Post Detail

  • Display Condition: Posts
  Template Name
Theme | WP Post Archive
  • Display Condition: Post Archive


This article will show you how to publish new Blog Posts to your Blog Page, update your Blog Categories on the Topics filter bar, and explain what Templates are used in case you want to update your Blog's layout or design.

Create a Blog Post

  1. From the WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Posts
  2. Click Add New Post

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  3. Add your post's content. We recommend you include the following items:
    1. Post Title
    2. Content
    3. Category(s)
    4. Featured Image.
  4. When you're ready to Save:
    1. Click Publish for the post to appear on your Blog
    2. Click Save as Draft to keep it hidden and finish it later.

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Using Post Categories

    1. From the WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Posts > Categories


    2. From here, you can add a new category in the left column, or click on an existing Category title in the right column to update its name.

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Note: Learn more about Post Categories from WordPress: About Categories

My Theme's Blog Topic Filter

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Your Amplify Website WordPress theme's Blog uses the Nav Menu Widget to "filter" posts by Category. If you've updated the list of Categories used in your Posts, you'll want to update your Topic Filter bar.

  1. From the WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Menus, and select the appropriate Menu. 


  2. Your theme's blog menu uses the Blog Page link for "All Posts" and Category links for the other items on the menu. To add new Categories, click to open the Category Menu.


  3. Select the Categories you want added to your Menu and click Add to Menu

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  4. Once you have the Menu updated to your liking, click Save Menu.

Update Blog Styling or Layout

If you update the widgets, styling, or layout of your website theme's blog, you'll need to update each Template or Page using the design. Below is a breakdown of each of the three Page Templates.

Blog Page (Page and Template)

Your theme's Blog Page is set up as a Page with a Page Template added to the content.

To edit, navigate to Pages > Blog > click Edit with Elementor.


Page: Blog

Template: Theme Name | WP Blog Page

Template Display Conditions: N/A

  1. Global Site Header
  2. Page Title: The name of the Page will automatically show here.
  3. Post Widget: Set to show the latest published Post.
  4. Navigation Menu Widget: This widget uses a menu to allow site visitors to "filter" the posts displayed below.
  5. Post widget: Set to be offset by 1 so the "Latest Post" from 3 does not appear a second time.
  6. Global Site Footer


This Page shows all Posts in the "Blog" Category's Child Categories.


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Filtered Blog Categories (Two Templates)

When the Category links are clicked, the user will be navigated to a filtered view of the Blog. This filtered view of the Blog uses two Page Templates with specified Display Conditions.

Display Conditions
Display Conditions let you choose who sees certain things on a website. For example, if you have a blog, you can make it so that different posts show up depending on the category of the post.


Page: N/A

Template: Theme Name | Blog Archive Category Posts

Display Conditions: All Archives

Template: Theme Name | WP Post Archive

Display Conditions: Post Archive

  1. Global Site Header
  2. -
  3. -
  4. Navigation Menu Widget: This widget uses a menu to allow site visitors to "filter" the posts displayed below.
  5. Post widget: Set to show the "Current" Category.
  6. Global Site Footer


Blog Post Detail (Template)

When a post link is clicked, the user will be navigated to that post's detail page. 


Page: N/A

Template: Theme | WP Single Post Detail

Display Conditions: Posts

  1. Global Site Header
  2. Featured Image (dynamic)
  3. Post Title (dynamic)
  4. Post Info (dynamic)
  5. Post Content (dynamic)
  6. Share Buttons
  7. Post Navigation (dynamic)
  8. Posts (set to exclude the current post)
  9. Global Site Footer



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