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Create a Single Post Template

More about Showit's single post template and how to create one

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Written by Nicholas Sinden
Updated over a week ago

If you have a blog with Showit, or if you have started with any of the free or premium Showit website templates, you may have noticed the Single Post Template listed under your blog templates.

This article will explain what the Single Post blog template is and how you can create one from scratch.

The Single Post Blog Template


The Single Post blog template is Blog Template that functions as the layout for your individual blog posts. Whenever you click on a "Read More" or "View Full Post" button on your live site, it will take you to this page where you can read a full blog post.

Note: You can only have one Single Post template per site. The Single Post design will be used for every single blog post on your live site.

If you would like to create a unique layout for a specific blog post, you can find out how to do so using a Global Blog Template.

Creating a Single Post Template


Follow the steps below to create a new Single Post template for your blog.

Add a New Blog Template

To add a new blog template to your Showit site, click on the icon next to your Blog Templates. You can either choose to Add from Library which will allow you to add a Single Post template from another design, or you can choose to Add blank Blog Template.

Rename your new blog template to Single Post.

Note: Make sure there is only one Single Post template live on your site.

Set the WordPress Template Under Template Info

Once you have a new Single Post template created, you will need to assign the WordPress Template setting.

Click on the Single Post template's name in the left side Site Panel, then navigate to the right side Properties Panel and set the WordPress Template under the Template Info tab to Single Post.

WordPress Canvas Types

Once your WordPress Template has been set, you'll want to make sure that your canvases are set to populate with blog content. To do this, you will have to set a WordPress Canvas Type.

Any canvas that displays blog post content from the related blog post should have the WordPress canvas type set to In Post Loop.

Placeholders

Lastly, you will want to make sure that you have Placeholders Fields set for your Single Post template on your text boxes so that they will populate with blog post content in your live blog.

Additional Resources


There are a few additional items that you can add to your Single Post template including a Comments Section and Pagination links for your posts, so that readers can comment on and switch between your posts. You can find more information about these options here:

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