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Create a single item template

Step 1 – Add new template

Go to Elementor/Saved Templates and click Add New

Step 2 – Choose template type

Select the template type “Section” and give your template an appropriate name.

Step 2b – Set placeholder post

If you don’t have Elementor Pro you need to go to the Saved Templates page and click Edit and at the bottom select which post that should be used as a placeholder.

If you use Elementor Pro you set the placeholder post the standard Elementor Pro way. From the Preview Settings box set Preview Dynamic Content as to “Post” or other post type and then pick a preexisting post.

Step 3 – Add sections

The plugin renders whatever section you add. You can even add multiple sections. The whole template will be rendered regardless.

Step 4 – Add widgets

Add post title and URL

Drag the Title widget to the section or if you use Elementor Pro select the Post Title widget.

Then click Dynamic on the Title text field and select the Title tag.

Then click Dynamic on the URL text field and select the URL tag.

Add post content

Drag the Text Editor widget to the section or use the Post Excerpt widget.

Select Content or Excerpt.

Finished

Click update and you are done. You can now use this section template with the Posts or Archive widget.

Updated on June 25, 2019

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