Ethos demo question

Very helpful thanks!

Im currently using Icon 8 with a renew stack. Im trying to create a home page that invites viewers into the site to look at more content. Im having challenges with the layout in respect to sizing. Im not sure if there is a normal process or order. Meaning, does one first put in a cell, then add an element, then an image with a link?

In the ethos 3 page theres is nice spacing and design for the featured dishes section. They use three dishes and the type layout is nicely balanced.

I have three sections of my portfolio. Passion projects, feed me tv and newsday. Im trying to have it be a similar layout to the ethos 3 dishes sections, and have the images be linked to the portfolio.

Can you look at my home page? See how the images are all different sizes and different spacing? Whats the best way to fix this for my portfolio section (middle section showing feedmetv), the design, so it mimics ethos 3.


Hello Chris,

Thanks for updating in!

Your first set of images were inserted in one column only.

The second set of images were inserted individually inside a three column row with the Marginless Column option turn on in the row settings.

The last set which is the blog is using recent posts element.

For the first and second sets, you can link to portfolio items by adding each of the link within the image settings as what I have shown in my previous reply.

If you want to use the recent posts element, you can also have an option to display portfolio items instead of the post. All you have to do is to duplicate the entire section 3 (The Blog). You can then edit it to display “The Portfolio” and then in your recent posts element settings you select portfolio items like this:

Hope this helps.

ok, so how is the ethos 3 dishes section built? What is the first element, second and so on? Its hard to tell how to properly build up a section, meaning the proper layoring.


Hi Chris,

Dishes section consist of two Cornerstone sections. First section has Custom Headline element and a Text element.

To center both elements, you can assign the class center-text into your Column -> Customize section.

The second section divided into 3 Columns. Each column has the Image element, Custom Headline element and Text element.

You can also use the Gap element to create space between elements.

Hope that helps.

Ok, helping. thanks

I first added a classic element with three rows. Inside these rows I adding an image element by dragging it into the row. I was then able to click on the grey box and add a photo.

Im now trying to drag in a text and headline element below and above the photos. However, the program wont let me drag in these elements. How do I add other elements such as text, headline, buttons ect?

Also, in the element widow I see that there is a star to the right of the elements. You can highlight it or not. What is the star for?


I think Im figuring it out.

Where do I change the font type for the word BLOG on the home page. Portfolio, About, Contact and Blog on the individual pages? I was able to change letters from lower to uppercase inside wordpress, while not using cornerstone for the portfolio page. However, I dont see a spot for font type.


Hi Chris,

I see that you have done it correctly :slight_smile:

Please refer to our Font Manager article here ( with regard to changing fonts.

For non-cornerstone elements, those fonts are derived from the font settings under your X -> Theme Options -> Typography area.

So basically when you set a new font in your Font Manager, you can then set it for your heading for example, under Theme Options.

Hope that helps.

Yes sir! Thanks, all coming along nicely

Im having a problem with my portfolio page. Im trying to edit it with cornerstone. This is the error message.

“uh oh, no suitable preview area found. This could happen with a third party plugin is overriding the content area”

Ive deactivated most of my plugins. However, it didnt solve the error message. Any idea how I can fix this?


Hi Chris,

Since you already did some troubleshooting and there is no cache or CDN but still the same, them maybe we could directly check what’s going on with the builder. May I know the site’s admin login credentials? You may provide in the secure not as well as the URL where this happens.

Though, if you’re editing the home page then it’s not really possible. All indexes like blog, portfolio, archives, and so on are not editable within the builder as the content is auto-generated for listing.


Hey Chris,

I’d first point out that you’ve posted your credentials publicly. Please note that public forum threads are open to search engines and if a malicious person sees your credentials, he/she might go in and deface your site.

With that said, please change your credentials now and always post sensitive information in a Secure Note

Regarding your question, you can’t add a slider to the Portfolio page as it’s not editable either by Cornerstone or the default WordPress editor.

What you can do here is use one of our bundled grid plugins to display your portfolio or any post type. You can just then build a page using the Content Builder and add either the Essential Grid or The Grid element in the page and reorder the elements. For more details about the plugins and their usage, please see the items below:

Hope that helps.


Were you able to remove the credentials from the public email?



Hey Chris,

Yes, I’ve removed your credentials.

thanks you…

You are most welcome.
If you need anything else we can help you with, don’t hesitate to open another thread.

Three questions for you. Massive thanks!

  1. Where do I download the grid and essential grid? It says in the documentation that I may not be using the latest version. Where should I get these plugins?

“What you can do here is use one of our bundled grid plugins to display your portfolio or any post type. You can just then build a page using the Content Builder and add either the Essential Grid or The Grid element in the page and reorder the elements. For more details about the plugins and their usage, please see the items below:”

  1. based on this, am I making a new wordpress page and using cornerstone to build the layout? Then adding in a row with a custom cell that the grid will reside in?

  2. Also, for my header while using the X theme. Is it possible to move my logo around? Its not centered properly. Or do I need to use Pro and build it from scratch?

Hello Chris,

If you have any additional questions at this time we kindly ask that you open them up in a separate thread. The longer threads get in the forum, they become more difficult to support as they tend to drift off topic and they also make it troublesome for users trying to search for solutions. Keeping threads relevant to their original inquiry ensures that we can keep better track of what has been resolved and that users can more effectively find answers to similar issues they might be experiencing.

Thank you for your understanding.

Makes sense! Thanks!

We will reply your new thread shortly.

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