On a site that I have recently taken over, the client tried using Essential Grid for displaying groups of Posts (each tagged with a specific term) in Masonry style. But due to some conflict with Optin Monster, only the loader was appearing for non-logged in visitors - not the Posts themselves.
In this article I share how I re-created the same using Masonry which is included in WordPress out of the box.
Here are the design goals:
- It should be as easy as using a shortcode for showing each group of tagged Posts.
- Only those Posts that have Featured images should be pulled.
- It should be possible to use multiple shortcodes on a Post/Page.
- Post blocks should fill the available width of the container. (I have set this to be met at regular desktop width, 1024px, 768px, 568px, 480px and 320px)
- Author name should be displayed. "by" before the author name should not be present.
- Links should open in new windows/tabs.
Here's how I set it up:
Installed and activated Bill Erickson's Display Posts Shortcode.
Created a file named masonry-init.js in child theme directory/js having the following:
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