In order to configure blog design in Magento 2 Blog navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog and find the Design section. Note that this option is available only for Blog Plus and Blog Extra users.

Design

In this section you are able to choose the Layouts for Blog Post, Category, Tag, Author, Search and Index Pages. It can be empty, 1 column, 2 columns with right bar or left bar or 3 columns. In case you have some designs on your Magento instance they will be displayed here as well.

Magento 2 blog design

So let's have a look at how some of these layouts work on the storefront.

  • 2 columns with left bar

Magento 2 blog storefront

  • 2 columns with right bar

Magento 2 blog category page design

  • 1 column

Magento 2 blog author page design

You can also choose whether to Display Post Publication Date and select the Post Publication Date Format. If you want to learn more about date configuration follow the link.

Magento 2 blog post publication date

Besides, there are options to set the Design Layout and manage the Custom Design Update on Blog Post, Category, Tag and Author Pages. They can be managed from the edit page or while creating a new one.

Magento 2 custom design update