You can use the Tile custom post type to create: button, map, gallery slider, image, and text (with shortcodes support). The Tile posts are displayed using [ tile ] shortcode. They can be categorized which give you full control of which tiles to display. You can display them individual, in a group, or a category. Below are some examples.
The following shortcode displays 9 posts from homepage category.
Below is the social category.
Below is the shortcodes category to show you that you can use the Tile posts to display content using Themify Shortcodes or plugins. You can display posts, sliders, Flickr photos, Twitter updates, map, etc.