I'm really new with wordpress and have no knowledge about the code. That's why I need help here.
Please let me give you my details first:
wordpress version: 3.4.1
theme: AdStyle, author: Gordon French, (provided on wordpress dashboard)
My site was hacked on January and I lost everything as I did not have any backup. I need to re-build the new site, this time I really be careful with every step I work with the site.
I follow all suggestion about the security and that include how to choose theme and plugin. I use AdStyle as it provided on wordpress dashboard, but unfortunately, it does not much flexible.
I try not to use too many plugin and the suggestion says I should adjust on the code instead of too many plugin on my site.
MY PROBLEM AND QUESTION:
I would need to change the excerpt on the homepage, but I cannot do even with any plugin or adding the code I've searched.
Now my theme provides:
- very short excerpt on homepage
- excerpt has no read more.... text
- excerpt has no link to the full post
- excerpt has no thumbnail
What I need:
- custome the excerpt length
- add read more... text
- make read more...text link to the full post
- the thumbnail shows with the excerpt, thumbnail from the featured image of that post
Some help from someone would be a big help to me.
Can you please review the theme AdStyle (author: Gordon French, from wordpress theme choice) and suggest me what code to add to what file and the location to add the code.
A big thank you in advance and really hope to hear from someone very soon.