14. Testament Theme: Setting up the Blog

In this article, we will go through the process of setting up the blog and blog article page. 

By default, the blog page shows blog articles (with pagination) and a blog sidebar that has social icons, featured a collection of products, and articles by tag.

You can change some of the default options in the theme editor by going to Blogs in the template picker.

Full-Width Banner Image - The first option is to add a banner image that will span the full width of the blog page. It is recommended to use an image that has a 3:1 ratio and a minimum pixel width of 1920px wide.

Text - This is an area to add a text description to this page for some valuable SEO and to also guide customers through what the are viewing.

Show published date - Choose to show the date the post was published.

Show author - Choose to show Author

Show blog posts as tiles - This will give you a different look for your blog landing page using 3 columns of articles per row. However, if you choose this style layout you will not see the sidebar.

Show sidebar - To use a sidebar, unselect "Show blog post as tiles" and under Content settings choose + Add Content.

  • Tags - Allows you to add a sort by blog tag option
  • Collection - Allows you to add a featured collection of products
  • Social Icons - Allows you to add social icons

Be sure to click the save button once you have chosen your settings.