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Make Plus 1.6.2 Post List improvements

By Melissa Hill on August 4, 2015

Screenshot 2015-07-31 14.00.37

Just a quick note that last week we released Make Plus 1.6.2. Our primary goal for this update was to address some issues and improve the way the Posts List section works.

Screenshot 2015-07-31 13.46.14We made the Post List section a little easier to understand by cleaning up the UI and tweaking some of the labels.

We’ve added aspect ratio options for post item featured images, including square images.

You can now control the length of the excerpt of the post item output by adding a word count.

And you’ll see a “Read More” link has been added to the end of your excerpts.

Screenshot 2015-07-31 13.59.40

Screenshot 2015-08-04 11.04.44The ‘From’ control now displays different taxonomy options depending on the chosen post type.

And if the chosen post type is hierarchical, the ‘From’ control includes options to show the children of a specific page/post.

In addition to the Post List section tweaks, we’ve improved Typekit integration and adjusted the layout for controls in the Post List, Products, and Downloads Builder sections, and fixed a mobile issue with the accordion Panels as well as the layout settings for the sidebar in WooCommerce shop pages.

If you use these features in Make Plus, we look forward to your feedback. Expect Make 1.6.2 out shortly!

More about Make Plus and a full feature list can be found here →


  1. Theresa Taylor

    Great post Melissa. If I wanted this same layout for my blog page, am I correct that I would use the ‘columns’ option? Also, would I be able to import my content into this layout? Would I use the “quick template” or just edit my blog page? Thank you.

  2. Melissa Hill

    Hi Theresa,

    You use the Post List section to create this layout. :) Your blog posts will automatically populate this particular section that way.

    The only thing to keep in mind is that you will still need to have a default blog posts page somewhere on your site (but your main menu doesn’t have to point to the default one). If you create a page using the Post List section, then try to set it to be your posts page in the Reading Settings, WordPress will automatically revert it to the default template instead.

    Hope that makes sense!

  3. Melissa Hill

    Hi Theresa,

    You should be able to see it if you have Make Plus installed and activated on your site!

  4. Theresa Taylor

    I do have Make Plus installed and activated. I have been in the Customizer but not seeing the same screen shots as in your post. Do I need to be in the Customizer or on a Blog Post or on my Blog Page to see these settings?
    Do I need to set up my columns for my Blog Page first, then find these settings as described above? Thank you for your time.

  5. Theresa Taylor

    I just found some documentation in the Make Plus documentation section. I am going to look at that closer. I think that’s what I need. Thank you for being so patient and willing to help me.

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