You can enable a unique Portfolio content type to help organize your portfolio projects in a special section of your dashboard.Please note that the screenshots are for explanatory purposes. Content look may change.
Portfolio project item is a single entity of your portfolio collections. It can be a photo, a project, a design or a product etc. To create a Project item, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Please go to Dashboard > Projects > Add New.
Step 2: Select the Project item post format - gallery, image, video, link, document, HTML.
Image - Use the standard Featured Image option for the project image. Use the editor for your content. Clicking on the image in the Portfolio listing page will open up the image in a lightbox. You will need "Link" post format if you want clicking on the image to lead to the project post.
Gallery - This project type allows you to have a gallery slider in the post - here's an example. Use the "Add Media" button in a text/image block element to create a gallery. This button is also found in the top left side of the visual and text editors. Please note that when the Media manager opens up in the lightbox, you have to click on "Create Gallery" on the left and then select the images for your gallery. For more information on how to work with the Media library, y ou can watch the video guide Using a Media Library: Video Guides for Beginners
Please note that in order to have a gallery with a fixed height, you need to crop all images to the same dimensions. You can do this using the built-in WP image editor.
Video - Put the url of the video in the post format option field above the editor. You must use an oEmbed provider supported by WordPress or a file supported by the [video] shortcode which comes with WordPress. Vimeo and Youtube are supported.
Link - Use the standard Featured Image option for the project image. Use the editor for your content. Put the link in the post format option field below if you want the image in the portfolio listing to lead to a particular link. If you leave the link field blank, clicking on the image in the portfolio listing page will open up the project post.
Document - Use the standard Featured Image option for the project image. Use the editor for your content. The image will only be shown in the portfolio listing.You will need "Link" post format if you need the featured image to appear in the post itself
HTML - Use the standard Featured Image option for the project image. Use the editor for your content. HTML type does not work with the ajax portfolio.
Step 3: Set the settings of the post format according to the help text above the editor.
Step 4: Attach the post to a category/ies. They are found on the right hand side.
Step 5: You can add different description text that will show in the project items listing page to the excerpt module, found below the text editor.
Step 6: Click on "Update" button.
3. Creating a Portfolio Listing Page
Please follow the steps below to create a standard portfolio:
Step 2: In the VamTam Builder click on the "Projects" element. Check out this guide if you don't know how to use the Drag and Drop builder: Guide to Vamtam Beaver Builder
Step 3: Once the element is added click on the edit button. The option panel will open up:
Layout and style customization
You can customize the layout and style of your Projects Posts in two locations:
Global Layout and Styles
If you need to change the layout - please navigate to Appearance > Customize
If you need the change particular area of the website go to the tabs - Header, Body, Footer.
If you need to change the style (colors, backgrounds, typography) please navigate to Appearance > Customize > Global Styles
if you would like to style particular area of the website go to the tabs - Header, Body, Footer.
In Customizer > General > Posts you will find options Pagination type and Meta information
Local Layout and Styles
You have an option to override some of the global options. These options are located just bellow your text editor. You can create unique style for any project. Show Page Title area, Page Title Layout, Page Background are such options.
You can also add an Excerpt - Learn more about manual excerpts.
If you don't see the “Portfolio Projects” option in Settings → Writing → Your Custom Content Types, nor the Portfolio section in your dashboard...
please make sure you've activated the Jetpack and the Unplug Jetpack plugins in Dashboard > Appearance > Install plugins
If the Jetpack and the Unplug Jetpack plugins are activated and you still don't see the Portfolio and Testimonials sections, please check if the Custom Content Types section in Jetpack > Settings is enabled:
Next click to toggle the Custom Content Types section and enable the Portfolio Projects posts.