Blog Post Styling

Yeah I’m pretty sure I have added the component to my main theme and settle blog already


Does it work correctly if you set the slug to blog? When I dropped the /116 off the URL, it does take me to blog/116.

Does it work if you disable this theme component? You have 2 theme components where neither one is working. :thinking:

Hi Taylor!

Thank you for this lovely component! I love it.

I was just wondering if the tag component has been added yet?



Hey! It has not, but I will bump it up in my priorities. I’ll make sure it gets added in the next couple weeks. I may even have a little time tomorrow next week :crossed_fingers:

EDIT: I have tags working now on my local computer, but have found a few unrelated things I’d like to address before pushing the changes. Thanks for your patience :slight_smile:


You likely already found out a long ago, but it is extremely likely this one: Topic List Thumbnails Theme Component

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Looking for the same here. We post from our blog in all categories and we can’t allow a category in order to display posts with blog style.

That theme-component looks very solid and I hope that TAG feature could be finished soon :sunglasses:



I just pushed a commit that adds Tag support and improves a few styling related things :tada: Please let me know if you notice any issues after updating the component.

Small note - tags you use for blog posts must be visible to all users (not hidden through tag groups). You can alway hide the tag with CSS if absolutely necessary.

cc @Drew-ART @sofi.pocketful @matenauta



On updating on the hosted instance with the default theme the following errors are popping up:

Error: Undefined variable: "$blog-tag". on line 80 of mobile.scss >> $values: $blog_tag; -----------^
Error: Undefined variable: "$blog-tag". on line 77 of desktop.scss >> $values: $blog_tag; ---------^

Doesn’t seem to have broken previous functionality though

Edit add: This went away after I added a tag, now the blog post styling is working but the image is not appearing, I earlier thought this was an issue with private tag groups, but doesn’t seem to be the case.


This is an odd bug in core we’ve been meaning to look into. For some reason there seems to an issue where it’s expecting a - instead of an _ in the variable name. The workaround at the moment is to make an adjustment to the theme settings as you figured out.

Thanks for reporting this! There was a flaw in the logic that was preventing the tags from being fully evaluated. It should be fixed if you update again.


Wow, that’s a very cool toy i’m going to spend today playing with. Thank you for your great work :slight_smile:


I spotted a bug where, if I use either the category or tag based system,
If within a <div align="center"></div> tag there are uploaded images (not hotlinks, hotlinks work) then they are rendered in the preview but not after posting, sometimes they appear for a couple of seconds after posting but disappear soon after


That’s an interesting edge case! It should be fixed with:

Let me know if you happen to notice any issues after updating.


Works, thanks a ton! Wishing you a great time!


When I enable at “no image”… I lost 1 image in my post.

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It looks like this Theme Component isn’t being updated much these days, and the to-do list seems to perhaps include my problem (DiscoToC), but I thought I’d mention it anyway in the hopes it will inspire some updates here. :grin:

It appears that Blog Post Styling and DiscoTOC are fundamentally incompatible, at least with the site width I have. The ToC overlaps the text and I haven’t found a clear way to address this with CSS alone (though I am far from a CSS expert!).

I tried using the Default theme and removing my CSS customizations and it still happens. But as soon as I disable Blog Post Styling, it is resolved and the ToC appears in the right place. I would really love to be able to use both together though.

I have disabled DiscoToC for now, but you can see my site (with customized theme) here if that is helpful:

If it is helpful for me to re-enable DiscoToC so you can see this happening live, let me know.


@oshyan what a lovely site! I especially like your Categories drop-down!


This is actively on my list to try to get working. I just finished some fixes and updates to another component, so I’ll see what I can do with this one as soon as possible. There’s lots on my plate right now, so it might be a little bit. If for some reason you haven’t heard anything in a month, please poke me :slight_smile:


:point_right: poke poke :grin: My writing is frequently long-form and I make perhaps more use of headers than the average person. But I also really like the Blog Post Styling! Hope they can be made to coexist in peace. :slightly_smiling_face:


How can I reduce the text size? I don’t want to use it as 1.25em. I tried to reduce it to 1em with CSS tricks, but it didn’t work.

@tshenry I noticed a few bugs in the blog post styling (also present in the theme preview):

  1. Comment backgrounds are all messed up, and have a weird grey-ish background:

  2. Zooming in on the page, the blog post starts to overtake the sidebar:

  3. User profile pictures and badges seem far too close to their title, date posted, etc. (see above image)