Would it be possible to display recent posts in the following way?
post spanning all columns with image to the left
2 posts (together spanning all columns) with image above
3 posts (together spanning all columns) with image above
load more of the final line above (3 posts across)
I think what they’re doing there is showing a handful of different lists. So you’d create 3-4 lists with different settings, and then include them on your page. Each list would target a specific category.