Blog page layout part 3

A blog page layout added to the index.php file.

Thumbnail in the top. Post title below. Category and date. Then the text and a Continue reading link.
I added a CSS scale affect on hovering the images.



In the root of your child theme create a index.php and add the following code.


// Only affects the blog page. Really no need for the if statement I think...

// Setup theme
beans_add_smart_action( 'beans_before_load_document', 'theme_index_setup_document' );
function theme_index_setup_document() {

// Not used on single posts or pages.
if ( !is_singular() && !is_page() ) {

     // Responsive posts grid.
     beans_wrap_inner_markup( 'beans_content', 'beans_child_posts_grid', 'div', array(
     'class' => 'uk-grid uk-grid-match',
     'data-uk-grid-margin' => ''
     ) );

     beans_wrap_markup( 'beans_post', 'beans_child_post_grid_column', 'div', array(
    'class' => 'uk-width-large-1-3 uk-width-medium-1-2'
     ) );

    // Move the posts pagination after the new grid markup.
    beans_modify_action_hook( 'beans_posts_pagination', 'beans_child_posts_grid_after_markup' );

    // Post preview
    beans_add_attribute( 'beans_post', 'class', 'beans-post');

    // Move the post image to the top of the post header
    beans_modify_action_hook( 'beans_post_image', 'beans_post_header_prepend_markup');
    beans_add_attribute( 'beans_post_image', 'class', 'post-image');

    // Moves categories to the post header
     beans_modify_action( 'beans_post_meta_categories', 'beans_post_title_after_markup');
   //beans_remove_output( 'beans_post_meta_categories_prefix' );
     beans_add_attribute( 'beans_post_meta_categories', 'class', 'tm-post-category');

   // Date
   beans_modify_action( 'beans_post_meta_date', 'beans_post_title_after_markup');
   beans_remove_output( 'beans_post_meta_date_prefix' );
   beans_add_attribute( 'beans_post_meta_date', 'class', 'post-date');

   // Post article
   beans_add_attribute( 'beans_post_title', 'class', 'post-title' );

   // Post title
   beans_add_attribute( 'beans_post_title', 'class', 'uk-margin-small-top uk-h3' ); 


// Resize post image (filter)
beans_add_smart_action( 'beans_edit_post_image_args', 'banks_index_post_image_args' );
function banks_index_post_image_args( $args ) {
$args['resize'] = array( 430, 250, true );
return $args;

// Remove specific meta items from blog page.
add_filter( 'beans_post_meta_items', 'beans_child_remove_post_meta_items' );
function beans_child_remove_post_meta_items( $items ) {

// Remove
  unset( $items['author'] );
  unset( $items['comments'] );
  return $items;

// Adds excerpt
add_filter( 'the_content', 'beans_child_modify_post_content' );
function beans_child_modify_post_content( $content ) {
    // Stop here if we are on a single view.
    if ( is_singular() )
    return $content;

    // Return the excerpt() if it exists other truncate.
    if ( has_excerpt() )
       $content = '<p>' . get_the_excerpt() . '</p>';
       $content = '<p>' . wp_trim_words( get_the_content(), 20, '...' ) . '</p>';

    // Return content and readmore.
    return $content . '<p>' . beans_post_more_link() . '</p>';

// See also this similar code:

// Load beans document



.beans-post {
padding: 10px;

.blog .beans-post:hover {
background: #ebedeb;
border-radius: 10px;

.post-image {
overflow: hidden; 
border-radius: 10px;
margin-bottom: 5px !important;

.post-image img{
padding: 1px;

-webkit-transform: scale(1.0);
transform: scale(1.0);
-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
transition: .3s ease-in-out; 

.post-image img:hover {
-webkit-transform: scale(1.3);
transform: scale(1.3); 

.blog .post-title {
text-align: center;


I will add on here when I come across other blog page layouts that are nice to add.


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