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Pin Board Block Options

The options panel contains these settings for pin board blocks. Note that for the pin board to work as it’s intended, the posts or other content types that you display need to have a featured image specified.

Pin Setup

Use the
Mode option to use the default behavior (which is to show only posts), or to customize the query that retrieves content, change Mode to Custom query, and then go to Query Filters.

Layout

  • Columns. Use the slider or type in a value. The max is seven columns.
  • Columns (iPhone/Smartphone). Use the slider or type in a value for display on phones. The max is seven columns (but that’s probably too many for a phone). This setting doesn’t apply to tablets.
  • Gutter Width. This is the number of pixels between the sides of each pin.
  • Pin Bottom Margin. This is the number of pixels beneath each pin. Unless you change the margins in the Design Editor, this will be the space between the bottom and top of pins when multiple ones are stacked.

Pagination

  • Pins Per Page. Even if you’re not going to use pagination (see the next items), you can set a value here for the number of pins that will load at a time. This number of additional pins will load each time a site visitor scrolls to the bottom of the block. 
  • Paginate Pins. If you enable pagination, next and previous links will appear on each page of pins.
  • Enumerate Pagination. Enabling this option adds numbers to the navigation so your visitors can see the number of pages and skip to the page of their choosing.

Order

  • Order By. The entry data used to determine the sorting of the entries. The default is the date published. Note: “Random” shuffles the order of the entries each time the page is loaded.
  • Order. How the entries will be sorted in your query using the “Order By” option. For example, posts ordered by date and using ascending order are shown oldest to newest (lower numbers to higher numbers).

Query Filters

  • Post Type. The default query includes only posts. To change the type of entry that appears (such as pages), select a different type. Hold down the Ctrl key while selecting multiple types. If you select multiple types, they will be intermixed in the displayed content.
  • Taxonomy. Filter by category or tag.
  • Terms. Select the categories or tags (depending on the taxonomy you selected) that you want to filter on.
  • Terms Mode. The default setting is to include the selected taxonomy terms. However, if you want items from selected taxonomies to not show up, select Exclude.
  • Author. Limit the query to certain authors. Hold down the Ctrl key while selecting multiple authors. The default setting is all authors.
  • Offset. Indicates the number of entries to ignore in the query that would otherwise be shown first. For example, an offset of 1 for a query of all posts in descending order by date would leave out the most recent post. You could do this if you wanted a page for showing only the most recent post and linking to all additional posts (similar to an archive) shown on a separate page.

Text

  • Show Titles. To hide entry titles in the pins, toggle this setting off.
  • Title Position. Display the title above or below the post’s featured image.
  • Titles Link to Post. Enabling this option turns the title in the pin into a link.
  • Content to Show. Display either full content or just excerpts. An excerpt is created when WordPress truncates an entry.
  • Only Show Content with No Featured Image. If you want to hide the post or page text unless there’s no featured image, toggle this option on.
  • Meta: Show Author “Byline.” Toggling this option on displays the author’s name with the pin.
  • Meta: Show Categories. Indicates whether to display the content’s categories as metadata with the pin.
  • Meta: Show Date/Time. Indicates whether to display the date and time the content was posted as metadata with the pin.
  • Meta: Posted Verb. The word you put here appears before the date and time.
  • Meta: Use Relative Times. If you use this option, your pins will indicate how long ago the content was posted rather than the exact date and time.

Images

  • Show Images. Having this option toggled off will hide the featured image in all pins.
  • Image Click Action. Select what will happen if a visitor clicks the featured image in a pin. 
  • Crop Vertically. Crops all images to about 75% of the width of your pins so that they all have the same height and your pins line up uniformly.

Effects

  • Infinite Scrolling. Switching this setting on allows a visitor to scroll through all of your pinned items on one page (except on an archive or search results page).
  • Hover Focus. If you enable hover focus, when a visitor mouses over a pin, all other pins will fade.

Social

  • Pinterest: Show “Pin It” Button. This option adds a button to each pin so visitors can add the ones they like to their Pinterest pages.
  • Twitter: Show Tweet Button. Toggle this option on to add a button for visitors to tweet a link to the content that the pin links to. Clicking the Tweet button opens a small window for the visitor to sign in to Twitter and edit the tweet before sending it.
  • Twitter: Your Username. If you have a Twitter account, put your username here.
  • Twitter: Hashtag to Put in Tweets. If you want people’s tweets from your site to contain a hashtag, put it here without the hash sign. The tag must contain no spaces.
  • Facebook: Show Like/Share Button. Indicates whether to display a button for sharing a page or post on Facebook.
  • Facebook: Button Verb. Select the word that you want displayed on your Facebook button.

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