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Blog post length .. Bueno (5 posts)

  1. tcandtheneck
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    New to the forums and new to wordpress. I'm trying to develop a fundraising site for my friend Thomas who recently sustained a Spinal Cord Injury ... tcloyd.com

    When I transferred my site from WP to a self server I lost many functions (and also obviously gained a lot). One of the ones I lost is being able to control the length of the preview of various Blog Posts on the Blog tab.

    I found some code to add to the editor page but it only amends the character preview and removes all of the formatting unless you click on the blog post title. I'd like to show the ENTIRE blog post and not just limit the post to 50 characters.

    Any help is appreciated and I apologize for my noob-ness.

    Best,
    Audra

  2. I'm not sure what code you added, but if you changed the_content() to the_excerpt() in your theme file, I would change it back.

    Then in each post you can decide where the read more link is added simply by adding the read more link in your posts. In your visual editor, that button is usually the one to the left of the ABC.

    Here's a link to a video which shows you that - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvKDCe-v6uw

  3. tcandtheneck
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi Christine,

    Many thanks for your post!!!!

    I'm not sure what a theme file is. However when I go to Appearance > Editor > Theme-options.php I see this code...

    $options[] = array( "name" => "Post Content",
    "desc" => "Select if you want to show the full content or the excerpt on posts. ",
    "id" => $shortname."_post_content",
    "type" => "select2",
    "options" => array("excerpt" => "The Excerpt", "content" => "Full Content" ) );

  4. tcandtheneck
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I want to show the FULL content of the blog post. Do you think this is where I edit it? Thanks in advance!!

  5. Maybe you don't need to... is there a Theme option panel somewhere? Maybe that's where you can set the option to display the full content.

    You mentioned the following:

    I found some code to add to the editor page but it only amends the character preview and removes all of the formatting unless you click on the blog post title.

    I thought you were talking about the theme files, but if you didn't change them, then I wouldn't. It's best not to play with the theme and instead just use the option panel. From the code snippet you described it sounds like there is one.

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