The Tiles Library contains re-usable Tiles which can be placed individually – along with one-off Tiles and Posts – in Tile Grid blocks or as a group of Tiles, selected by category.
Tile posts are added to the Tiles Library in a similar way to ordinary Posts. They can be used for a wide variety of listings, such as PDF documents or to signpost key pages on your site.
If you want to display a block of Tiles all taken from the Tiles Library, rather than have to add these individually, you can use Tile categories to select a group of Library Tiles and display these in a block, much like with Latest Posts.
And like the Latest Posts block, if you make changes in the Tiles Library, editing, adding or removing Tiles in a relevant category, these changes will automatically be reflected in the Library Tiles blocks on your site.
There are settings for the number of Tiles, the number of columns, Grid Balance, show or hide the image and show or hide the date.
The settings for the Library Tiles block are:
Number of Tiles: from 1 to 99
Offset: specifies the number of tiles to miss out
Include all categories: whether to include posts from all categories
Categories: specific categories to include
Multiple categories: when multiple categories are selected, use posts that are in ANY or must be in ALL of the selected categories
Order Using: newest first, oldest first, A-Z or Z-A
Number of columns: 1, 2, 3 or 4 (this is the maximum, actual columns may be reduced at narrower screen widths)
Grid balance: if enabled, this will ensure that there aren’t empty spaces in the final row of the block, which is achieved by automatically by spanning some tiles over two columns
Tile style: this can be default, normal, reversed, shadow or gapless; default will use the site-wide Customizer setting for Tile style; normal applies a background colour to each tile using a tint of the Theme Primary Colour; reversed applies a background colour to the block rather than each tile, with the tiles having a white background; shadow (no surprise) applies a shadow effect to each tile, with the tiles having a white background; gapless removes the spacing between tiles and adds gradient shading to the background to differentiate each tile
Text colour: can be set to black or white
Background colour: can be set to any colour in the Theme colour palette
Tile border: gives the option of adding a line border to each tile (except with the gapless Tile style)
Include the image: select whether the tile’s image should be included
Include the Date of the Tile
Include the Title of the Tile
Include text of the Tile
Include Button: the Link Button for the Tile
See the Library Tiles example page.