hi i want to achieve the functionality as shown in these sites

DigiMantra- here all the recent posts are arranged in a grid like fashion with an icon and some text. This happens on the main page, and if you open a category like Category Page it shows each post with the thumbnail and at the bottom a pagination appears. it is a wordpress blog and i can hack it from a theme if i get one. So can any one suggest me a theme or a plugin or method or tutorial as how can achieve such functionality? Thanks

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WordPress is incredibly easy to use. The grid view is just using css floats. An easy way to figure out how a website is built structurally and visually is using a Firefox extension called Firebug. You can open it and "Inspect" elements just by clicking on them, and all their CSS properties are shown to you. It's a great tool.

The "loop" that creates the WordPress posts in this way would be something like this (give or take the variables that you feed to WordPress):

if (have_posts()) :
    while (have_posts()) :
<div class="post">
    <h2 class="headline"><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
    <div>posted on <?php the_date('l, F j, Y'); ?></div>
    <div class="thumb">
        <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php /* some method of getting the thumbnail of an attached image */ ?></a>
    <p><?php the_excerpt(); ?></p>
    <a class="readmore" href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>">Read more</a>

The pagination at the bottom is generated by Wordpress, (or a simple plugin) and styled with CSS.

Unfortunately I'm not the guy that points you to any theme or plugins; someone else on Doctype can help you with that, or Google.

Hope this helps.

Answered over 8 years ago by Daryl Claudio