The term “Content Formats” refers to the layout of the content in the main content column. Longview supports a few different content formats.
For example, the most basic content format would be a standard blog or page format. In this format, the content takes up the full width of the column. If there are multiple posts, they follow one another vertically. Here’s an example from a standard page.
When multiple posts are displayed on a single page (such as category and tag pages), there are other formats that are often used as well. Here is a set of posts displayed with the grid format:
The grid format supports up to nine columns.
The portfolio format is similar to the grid format, but it displays the featured images without a post title or excerpt. This format was developed to work with the Portfolio Post Type plugin by Devin Price, but it can be used anywhere within the theme.
The portfolio format also supports up to nine columns.