Setting up Single Post

Before starting customizing your single post, let’s take look at this anatomy of a single post to understand how elements are arranged.

To show/hide or config elements of single post, please navigate to Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post.

General

Post Layout Templates

Newsbeat offers you over 20 Post Layout Templates with various modern/clean designs and easy-to-setup. Layout template can changed individually for post when you create/edit post, you can also change Post layout template for the whole category in Category edit page. Here are available layout templates:

In the above figure, w stands for wide and n stands for narrow, and these letters indicate the style of article header, have a look at those layout templates and you will understand.


The following layout templates are special, we will need to learn about how they work:

Gallery

This template will automatically parse post content and to look for the very first gallery, no matter whether current post format is gallery or not.

Video

Just like Gallery, this template will parse post content and get the very first video then place your video on the top of the post (see image below). Will also look for self-hosted videos if no video embed urls available.

Video Playlist & Video Playlist 2

These two templates only support retrieving youtube urls from post content, related posts in playlist will be retrieved from the same categories of current post.


List of layout templates those post thumbnail will be replaced with media content when you check Repositionate Post media in Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Content -> Repositionate Post media:

the others are fixed layout, you just can change the post content, here’re the previews:

Top Carousel headlines

This section appears on right on the top of the post, displaying top posts in the last 7 day in the same post category.

Header

You can simplify site header and replace main logo with simplified version for single post in Customize -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Header. Here’s an example:

Content

Post thumbnail

Post thumbnail may be replaced with media content programmatically based on current post format for specific Post layout templates if you check Repositionate Post media in Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Content -> Repositionate Post media. For example, if you create a post with video/ format, and you have youtube/vimeo videos (or any supported oembed urls) in your post content, the theme will automatically pick the very first occurrence of videos and move to post thumbnail position. The following figure will demonstrate you how content and post thumbnail are swapped and how it will look like for gallery format and video format.

the same for image format and audio format:

If you don’t use post format, and you want to hide post thumbnail, this can be done in Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Content -> Hide Single Post thumbnail, this option only applies to specific Post Layout Templates.

Post Info

There’s two Post meta info sections for displaying post date, post author, post category, post comment count… usually can be seen before & after post title. These areas are configured by post template designs by default but you can change what to display in Customize -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Content -> Meta info.

Gallery Template

Newsbeatize default wordpress gallery and make it look super cool with advanced features like View as List & Slideshow. You don’t have to do anything like inserting shortcode like plugins out there do or even adding custom code. Newsbeat will look for default wordpress galleries in your post content and stylize ’em. Here is a preview of newsbeat gallery styles:

This feature can be found in Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Content -> Gallery Template

Note that Newsbeat Gallery templates only work with old-school gallery, if you are using Block Editor, you can create and insert old-school gallery using Classic block -> Add Media.
Latest version 1.0.3 supports converting both Block gallery and Classic gallery into Newsbeat Gallery templates. If you wish to disable overwriting for Block Gallery, you can tell the theme not to overwrite Block Gallery in Newsbeat Admin Panel -> Settings -> Content -> Enhance Block Gallery.

Biggie first letter

To captize the fist letter of the very first post content paragraph, go to Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Content -> Biggie first letter. Here’s a preview captured from Demo Newspaper:

Collapse Post Content (for mobile)

Only a part of post content is showed for mobile viewers, if they wish view the whole post content when interested after reading a part of content, they will click Continue Reading button otherwise they will scroll through and open another articles.

This feature can be found in Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Content -> Collapse Post Content

End of post dot

Just a small square appended to the last paragraph indicates that readers reached the end of article.

This feature can be found in Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Content -> Show end dot

Narrow Content

Restrict the width of paragraphs for better readability on desktop and larger screens.

Enable narrow content in Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> Content -> Narrow Content

Unwrap Images

Remove paragraph wrapper for large/full size images (those are uncaptioned) in content. Even when Narrow Content is enabled.

More

Related Posts

Related posts are posts from same categories or tags of current post, usually can be seen as you may also like or related posts.

live preview for post block layout here:

Read Next

Read next a section containing posts from the same categories of current post, using layouts similar to blog posts layouts. You can also change layout individually from blog posts layout or adding infinite scroll feature for read next section.

For live preview, click here.


You can also rearrange blocks such as Related Posts, Read Next, Author Meta, Comment area, Post Navigation in Customizer -> Template Settings -> Single Post -> More -> Blocks Order.