The abstract is ignoring formating such as center, linebreak and so on. –> Make the abstract format display.
Not too sure what you mean here?
The masonry boxes are determined by how many columns you choose. Are you wanting various sizes instead of all the same?
You can remove everything but the images, then change the links of the images like this: https://wpshowposts.com/support/topic/custom-link-or-none/
It’s not possible to remove the link completely, but that’s something I have planned.
Can you link me to that page with the overlap?