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Module 2: Designing Your Website

How To Create Blog Posts With Elementor Pro

Action Plan

Step 1: Create A "Single" Post Template With Elementor

The Elementor Pro add-on is required for this step

Why This Step Is Important

Elementor offers a special template for blog posts called “Single” templates. This will allow you to set a global design for all of your blog posts. You can even create global designs for specific categories, specific tags, and specific posts.

Watch Our Video Tutorial For This Step

This video will walk you through how to create your first global template for all of your blog posts using Elementor’s “Single” post template and our Elementor Template Blocks.

Video Summary

  • Visit the “Single” tab in the Elementor library (0:32)
  • Our POST-SINGLE templates include a title, Elementor post content area, author box, and call to action (1:03)
  • Some of our POST-SINGLE templates also include the featured image (2:00)
  • Sort templates in alphabetical order in the template library (2:43)
  • Dynamic heading widget explained (3:00)
  • Dynamic featured image explained (3:30)
  • Post content area (3:50)
  • Share buttons and author box (4:04)
  • Call to action template area (4:35)
  • Open the “Display Conditions” window (4:55)
  • Add condition to use this template on “All Posts” (5:04)
  • Display condition options briefly discussed (5:30)

(I created my first "Single" post template)

Step 2: Publish Your First Blog Post


Watch Our Video Tutorial For This Step

This video will walk you through how to publish your first blog post. You will learn how to add a featured image, create post categories, edit permalinks, and add content to your post using our “LP-POST-CONTENT” template blocks.

Video Summary

  • Go to Posts > Add New (0:23)
  • Post categories explained (1:03)
  • Choose which categories your post belongs to (2:03)
  • Add a featured image (2:23)
  • Learn how to download, crop, resize, and compress photos (2:50)
  • Click “Edit with Elementor” (3:20)
  • Add post content using our LP-POST-CONTENT template blocks (3:41)
  • Add/remove content or drag in content from the Elementor sidebar (4:35)
  • Alternate text and image blocks using full-width image blocks, quote blocks, or large image blocks (5:15)
  • Adding other template blocks (7:50)
  • POST-CONTENT blocks use less top/bottom padding than regular template blocks (8:23)
  • Adjust the top/bottom padding on desktop, tablet, and mobile (8:57)
  • Image widgets used in POST-CONTENT blocks have 10px top/bottom padding added (9:37)
  • Publish your post (10:33)
  • Share buttons and author box section (10:53)
  • Adjust the author box and change the global template design (11:07)

(I published my first blog post)

Step 3: Customize Your Call-To-Action Template

The Elementor Pro add-on is required for this step

Why This Step Is Important

Every blog post on your website should lead users to perform a specific action (call to action). Some examples of a call to action could be signing up for your email list, filling out a form, downloading a file, scheduling a call, etc. You should have this call to action in mind anytime you create a new page or post on your website.

Watch Our Video Tutorial For This Step

This video will walk you through how to customize the call to action template found at the end of your blog posts using our “POST-CTA” template blocks.

Video Summary

  • What’s the goal of your post, what action do you want users to take? (0:32)
  • Go to the templates preview page (1:00)
  • Choose a template block from the “Post CTA” category (1:04)
  • Save a copy of the template block and rename it before customizing (2:00)
  • Edit the new template block with Elementor and save (3:21)
  • Go to Elementor > My Templates > Single and edit your “Single” template with Elementor (3:37)
  • How to change which post is being used in the preview (5:13)
  • Click the “Template widget” box and choose your template from the drop-down menu (5:36)
  • How to change the content width of the CTA template (6:10)
  • Using the “Edit with Elementor” option in the WordPress admin bar (6:50)

(I customized my call-to-action template)

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