A Beginner's Guide to Installing and Using ​CROCOBLOCK-​​​ JetBlog Plugin

An Overview

The digital landscape is continuously evolving, making it crucial for individuals and organizations to maintain engaging blogs. Utilizing the appropriate tools can significantly streamline blogging processes and improve content quality. One tool that WordPress users might find particularly useful is the JetBlog plugin, part of the suite offered by CROCOBLOCK. This plugin provides a range of features that could potentially enhance a user's blogging experience, from layout management to dynamic content integration. JetBlog is designed to simplify the creation of an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-navigate blog.

Installation of​ JetBlog

Firstly, you'll need to purchase CROCOBLOCK and download the JetBlog plugin. Once you've completed the purchase, you will receive a zip file containing all the CROCOBLOCK plugins, including JetBlog.

Log into your WordPress site's dashboard. You can usually do this by adding '/wp-admin' to the end of your website's URL and entering your login credentials.

Navigate to 'Plugins' on the left sidebar and select 'Add New'. You'll be redirected to a new page.

At the top of the 'Add Plugins' page, click 'Upload Plugin'.

Choose the JetBlog zip file from your computer by clicking 'Choose File'. Once you've selected the file, click 'Install Now'.

After the plugin is installed, click 'Activate Plugin'. JetBlog is now installed and activated on your WordPress site.

Activating and Using JetBlog

Smart Posts List

Create a new page or edit an existing one. This can be done by navigating to 'Pages' on the left sidebar of your WordPress dashboard.

Click 'Edit with Elementor'. This will open the Elementor page builder interface.

Look for the 'Smart Posts List' widget in the Elementor widget panel. You can search for it by typing 'Smart Posts List' into the search bar at the top.

Drag and drop the widget onto your page. This will add the widget to your page and open its settings.

In the 'Content' section of the widget's settings, select the post type and category, and specify the number of posts to display. You can also choose the layout and image size, and decide whether to show the post's date, author, and comments.

Under the 'Style' section, you can customize the appearance of your posts list. You can change the alignment, typography, and color of the post title, meta info, excerpt, and 'Read More' button.

Once you're happy with your settings, click 'Update'. This will save your changes and apply them to the page.

Text Ticker Widget

The Text Ticker widget allows you to create a news ticker on your blog. This can be useful for showing recent posts, specific categories, or even custom content.To activate and use the Text Ticker widget:

Open the Elementor editor and drag and drop the 'Text Ticker' widget onto your page.

Select the source of the content. This can be 'Posts', 'Pages', or 'Manual Input'.

Customize the layout and content display. You can decide the number of visible items, show or hide post thumbnails, and select the post meta you want to display.

Under the 'Style' section, customize the appearance of your text ticker. You can adjust the typography, color, and background of the ticker and its items.

Click 'Update' to save your changes.

Video Playlist Widget

The Video Playlist widget allows you to embed a playlist of YouTube videos on your blog. This feature is excellent for vloggers, video tutorial websites, or any blog that heavily uses video content.To use the Video Playlist widget:

Drag and drop the 'Video Playlist' widget onto your page in the Elementor editor.

In the 'Content' section, add the links to your YouTube videos. You can also choose whether to enable autoplay and show video thumbnails.

Customize the appearance of your video playlist under the 'Style' section. You can change the playlist's width, alignment, and color.

Click 'Update' to apply your changes.


To sum up, the JetBlog plugin could be a beneficial tool for WordPress websites, offering various features that can aid in the creation, customization, and management of blog content. Its components, such as Smart Tiles for visually appealing posts, Text Tickers for dynamic content, and Smart Post Lists for organized layouts, might be of interest to users seeking these specific functionalities.

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