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Article Excerpt on Static Post Page (8 posts)

  1. Photog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've got my site set up with a static landing page called Welcome and a static post page called Articles.

    The problem with using static pages is that article excerpts don't show up by default. I've been looking to find a way to add the article excerpt to the static page and found this link, http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/the_excerpt. The problem is none of the page templates for my theme have the_content() tag so I'm not sure how to proceed.

    Even better would be the ability to write a short summary of the article that would appear below the title rather than an excerpt.

    Thanks.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you reviewed creating a static front page?

  3. Photog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As I noted, I already have the static front page and the static blog (post) page set up. And yes, I did that using Settings>Readings. That's all done. Your link does not, as far as I can tell, answer the question I asked.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I asked if you had reviewed that page and followed those instructions. We cannot assume anything here and you have given us precious little to work with.

    article excerpts don't show up by default

    So what does show up?

    he problem is none of the page templates for my theme have the_content() tag so I'm not sure how to proceed.

    Neither do we as we have no idea what theme you are using or the url for your site.

  5. Photog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is my understanding that if a static front page is used and a different page for blog posts that the text of the post or an excerpt (via use of the More tag) doesn't show up using any theme and that only the post title appears. Therefore the site URL and theme shouldn't be relevant.

    If it would be possible for you to not be your usual condescending self, I may be prepared to answer questions. If; however, you are going to continue in your usual, unhelpful, internet-bully manner then I'd suggest you simply don't respond any further and perhaps I can carry the discussion on with other who will be more willing to have a rational and reasoned discussion and who actually want to help.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is my understanding that if a static front page is used and a different page for blog posts that the text of the post or an excerpt (via use of the More tag) doesn't show up using any theme

    That's totally wrong. It all depends on the theme and its index.php template file. If we ask to see the site, it's because we need to see it in order to help you. If you cannot do that and help us, then we cannot help you.

    We're pretty good but we're not psychic.

  7. Photog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, then my understanding is incorrect. That's fine. I have no problem with that. If that's what you need to know then why not just ask upfront rather than taking the condescending route that is your default?

    The theme is Easel 2.0.7. The site is thevicarioustraveler.com. The static landing page is set up as the Welcome page. The blog posts page was Articles. For the time being, I've amended the site so that there is no established Posts page and I've manually set up the Articles page to appear more the way I would like.

    What appears if the Articles page is set up as the Posts page is just the article title. Other information such as post date, author and tags can also appear but those can be turned off in the theme options.

  8. Photog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So you get the information you wanted and then do nothing with it. Wonderful. Did you take personal delight in being condescending and sarcastic? Does it give you pleasure to see WP users who are having difficulty with their sites? Generally forum moderators are positive and actually helpful. You might want to try that approach some time.

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