Updated on April 03, 2018
In my tutorial requests board, a user asked:
As an additional expansion to the checkerboard tutorial in your previous post: https://sridharkatakam.com/replace-featured-pages-atmosphere-pros-front-page-featured-posts/, I'm interested in carrying over the same checkerboard formatting to the taxononmy archive view for categories and tags.
According to Chinmoy the following has to happen for it to work:
Remove default loop
call existing or create new widget area
Pass the category ID via query args filter
Ideally, I'd prefer to use the existing widget area and GFPC instance, but I'm unsure if this is possible.
There is no need to use a plugin for this because we can simply work with the default loop on archive pages in WordPress.
In this tutorial, we shall create a custom template for displaying posts in a checkered view and apply it to category archives, tag archives and the Posts page in Atmosphere Pro.
Screenshot of a category archive:
While the tutorial has been written for Atmosphere Pro child theme it should work with minor adjustments in any Genesis child theme.
Create a file named say, template-checkeredposts.php in the child theme directory having the following code:
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