One of the features I liked about Automattic’s Archeo theme that I reviewed earlier this week was its split-screen single post header. I loved that an author was doing a little something different with the Featured Image block, giving users some variety.
The design was simple. It is a two-column section with an image on the right and the post title and date on the left.
It reminded me to dust off one of the untold numbers of “ideas” folders on my computer. I knew I had built something similar last year. I merely needed to find it.
I finally stumbled upon it after a bit of rummaging — I really need to learn how to name things to make them easier to find:
My approach to the problem was different, and I remember why it went to the scrap-heap. It used the Media & Text block instead of Columns. Then, and this is still the case, it is impossible to use the Featured Image inside of Media & Text.
The Columns block is a decent second choice, but it stacks differently on mobile views, with the first column always landing on top. The image takes precedence when using the Media & Text block, regardless of its horizontal position on desktop views.
There is an open ticket to use the post’s featured image within the Media & Text block. There is a similar ticket for using it within a Cover. Both would be solved by addressing an issue that would have farther reach by allowing generic
This article was written by Justin Tadlock and originally published on WP Tavern.