Announcing the SiteOrigin Blog Widget
We’re excited to announce the SiteOrigin Blog Widget and SiteOrigin Premium Blog Addon. Display your blog posts in a list or grid. Choose from one of the following beautifully designed templates; Standard, Grid, Offset, Alternate, Masonry, or Portfolio.
The Blog Widget is ready to be used anywhere:
Page Builder: Insert widgets in Page Builder by SiteOrigin in either the Classic Editor or Page Builder Layout Block in the Block Editor.
Block Editor: 100% Block Editor compatible. Insert widgets using the SiteOrigin Widgets Block featuring a live widget search form.
Theme and Plugin Widget Areas: Insert widgets into any theme or plugin widget area.
Blog Widget Templates Demo Links
SiteOrigin Premium Blog Addon
The Blog Addon introduces the following settings to the Blog Widget:
- Excerpt Trim Indicator: Customize the excerpt trim indicator. Defaults to
- Post Read More Link Text: Customize the Post Excerpt or the Full Post Content read more text.
- Post Date Format: Select the post meta date format.
- Pagination: Adds three additional pagination styles, Previous – Next, Load More, and Infinite Scrolling.
- Pagination Page Reload: Select the pagination page reload style. Choose between Standard and Ajax.
More settings and features will be added in the future as we receive feedback and requests from our users.
SiteOrigin Premium Blog Addon Pagination Demos
- Previous – Next Pagination with Ajax Page Reloading
- Load More Pagination with Ajax Reloading
- Infinite Scrolling Pagination (with Ajax Reloading)
Thanks for reading. Please, let us know if you have any queries or requests. We hope you find the Blog Widget useful.
Thanks for reading!
Oh MY…! I’ve been hoping for something like this to come to SiteOrigin! (never quite got on with the “Post Loop” Widget…).
Big thanks, can’t wait to get started with this! John_
Hi John. Thanks for your kind feedback. I’m glad to hear you’ll be able to put the Blog WIdget to use. Please, let us know if any queries or requests arise.
Chat soon, cheers!
I like the blog widget, but is there any chance that you could add a function that fetches the first image of a blog post instead of the featured image? Either automatically or by choice? Because if a post doesn’t have a featured image, there’s only a blank space shown in the widget. I have some older but still much visited blogposts which do not (or not yet) contain a featured image. At the moment I use another plugin to show my blogposts, in which one can choose which kind of image is shown in the widget. If your blog widget can do that, I would not need that other plugin any more.
Thanks for your feedback. At the moment, it isn’t possible to fetch the first image. I’ll suggest this as a future setting.\
Great suggestion Petra. I second that this would be really useful – if technically viable etc. without impacting on anything. Thanks to the S/O team for considering it for a future update. John.
Thanks, John. I’m chatting to Alex about how we can implement this as an option. Cheers. Andrew
Thanks John and Andrew! I hope it’s somehow technically possible to implement this. You do a great job!
Thanks, Petra :)
Thanks for reading :)
This is such a great addition to Page Builder, excellent job. The only requested feature I can think of would be the ability to (offset or skip) a certain number of posts. Example: Say you have your latest 5 posts in a slider, but you wish to build the rest of the page using this widget. You would want to skip the first 5 posts and not repeat the content on the same page.
Hi, thanks for your comment and kind feedback. It’s possible to set an offset using the Additional field in the Posts Query section. Please, see the paragraph at the bottom of the following page for more info on the topic Page: Blog. Cheers. Andrew