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Brief introduction on landing page (3 posts)

  1. caposoft
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am fairly new to wordpress and blogging, but am pretty firm in html and css. So, if anybody could save a fairly desperate blogging novice from shooting himself, I would be greatful.

    So I installed my wordpress, downloaded and installed several templates. But somehow neither of them does how I would like my articles to be displayed.

    What I would like, and what I saw a lot already, was that they show like a brief introduction and linking to the full article, where it could be commented. Does this behavior depend on the template? Because all of the templates I am testing display the full text on the front side.

    Maybe this is another threat, but I somehow feel it is connected. I also run into a "Page not found" when I either click on "No comments" at the bottom of the article, or on the article's title.

    If it helps, my page is at http://www.stephandunkel.com/blog

  2. scribblerguy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The simplest thing to do is to use the <!--more--> tag after the first paragraph in your post. For the front page, archive pages, and similar, this will stop the content where-ever the "more" tag is placed.

    You can also show an excerpt instead of the full content by replacing the_content() with the_excerpt() inside your theme's index.php file. These functions are explained in the Codex (the Docs tab, above).

    I also run into a "Page not found" when I either click on "No comments" at the bottom of the article, or on the article's title.

    You are using permalinks, but either your server does not have mod_rewrite enabled, the rewrite instructions have not been written to the proper htaccess file, or something else is wrong. See Using Permalinks.

  3. caposoft
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok, I think that is the loose end I needed to know where to start. Thank you very much.

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