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[resolved] Blog Excerpt (Summary) Page Template (12 posts)

  1. donshapiro
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi,

    I am wondering if it is possible for you to create a new template that would allow us to show a blog excerpt summary. This would allow us to show maybe 10 blog excerpts in the page template. Currently, I can do this in the Responsive Theme and really liked this option. Why is this a good idea? Because without it, the only way for a visitor to find post is by seeing what's on the home page or looking at the recent post box. In our design, recent post is lower down the page (below the fold). This allows us to put another page on the navigation bar where visitors can easily find a list of post.

    Thank You,

    Don Shapiro

  2. nobita
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi donshapiro

    Raindrops has show excerpt functionality.

    Add to functions.php first line <?php before below code

    <?php
    	define( "RAINDROPS_USE_LIST_EXCERPT", true );
    	$raindrops_where_excerpts = array( 'is_search', 'is_home' );
    
    ?>

    above example shows excerpt search result and home,

    if you need excerpt category archive, then

    $raindrops_where_excerpts = array( 'is_category' );

    You no need create a new template file

    Thank you.

  3. nobita
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    I am sorry.
    What you already know has been explained twice.

  4. donshapiro
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi Nobita,

    Thank you for this code. I'm not sure this code will do what I'm talking about so I want to clarify my request.

    I do NOT want to change the existing home page at all nor the default template. I need both these to operate exactly as they do now. I do not want blog excerpts to show on pages with the default template.

    I need to create a new page that operates differently than the default template and all the other listed templates. I only want the blog excerpts to show on this page, not my other blog post nor my other pages. So this excerpt list on a page is not for every page, just pages where I want it.

    If I put this code in, how will I tell a page that I want it to use this code instead of the default template format?

    Thank you,

    Don

  5. nobita
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    To display on a page or post, an excerpt list, do you think by what you want to list, the list (for example, by a tag such as category, view a list associated with the post)

    Do you think the list, and want to put immediately after the post, do you immediately after the page?

    If we can show clearly the relevance of the content, excerpt list will help. However, if the relationship is not clear, we often fail

    Please try to paste here the code of the list you want to see.

    Then, where you want to put, please specify specifically

    Thank you.

  6. nobita
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 8 months ago #


  7. donshapiro
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi Nobita,

    Let me try to be as clear as I can.

    In another WordPress Theme "Responsive" by CyberChimps, they have a template in Pages that is called Blog Excerpt (Summary). If I select this template, the Page will show excerpt summaries of the number of blogs specified in WP settings. This is not about categories or tags. I do not want these excerpts to show on an existing blog post. This is a completely separate Page that is added just to show blog excerpts. Here is how this works on one of my Responsive Themes so you can see it in action (this site only has 3 blogs so that's all that show):

    http://donshapiro.com/blog/

    For my Raindrops website, I want to create a new page and tell that page that I want it to show blog excerpts only just like I did in my other website. The excerpts are pulled from the same data as is used for the home page by date with the latest first. I also want it to show more post than the WP settings which are set to 6 because that's what I want on the homepage. For this page I would like to show 15.

    This is not about categories or tags. I don't just want to show the blogs from one category or tag which can be done now by selecting that category or tag. I want to show the post from all categories by date with the most recent first. Here is a preview of the blank page where I want these excerpts to show:

    http://pleiadians.net/?page_id=224&preview=true

    I cannot paste any code because I can't write code and wouldn't even know where to look to find it. From my experience in reviewing WordPress Themes, it appears that a Blog Excerpt (Summary) template that can be assigned to a page is a very common item.

    Additionally, I cannot use Categories in the menus to do this because your Categories do not show excerpts, they show the entire post. Categories are supposed to show only excerpts of all the post in that category.

    If this is too difficult to create, I will understand. I just thought it would be nice to have such a page.

    Thanks,

    Don

  8. nobita
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    I think you are, because it seems in need of a static page to display posts of all very, in the next update, and let's add a template.

    ( version 1.149 or later )

    At that time, I want you to let your impressions

    Thank you.

  9. donshapiro
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Nobita,

    Thank you for considering my suggestions. Yes, creating a new blog excerpt template sounds like the best approach.

    Thank You,

    Don

  10. nobita
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Raindrops 1.148 Add template list-of-post.php

  11. nobita
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Since there is no reply 2 weeks, change to Resolved

  12. donshapiro
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi Nobita,

    That's fine. I haven't done the upgrade yet to try this out. I made some customizations to the Theme based on the code you gave me so I have to make sure I find all of that before I upgrade. I'll let you know how it all works out in a new post.

    Don

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