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[resolved] change the teaser [...] (9 posts)

  1. beautygloss
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi! I want to use a magazine theme. I am altering one right now. it's great, but I absolutely HATE the teaser.. the [...] part that cuts off the articles. I think it looks good that you only see a snippit of the article, and that is not the problem, but I would like to change [...] to something else, or even just delete it. How can i do this? I have been searching every file to find it, but I can't.

  2. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A like to your site so we could see what you are talking about would help us help you.

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    look for the_excerpt in your theme files.

  4. beautygloss
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The theme isn't live right now, but my website is http://www.beautygloss.nl

    Thanks whooami! I found that and was able to change 'read more' but I can't seem to find the [...]

  5. jowe
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The [...] is added because there are more than 55 characters in the article and no custom excerpt. You can fix this by either (1) adding a custom excerpt for each post or (2) eliminating the [...] - though I don't know where that would be off the top of my head.

    More at: the Codex

  6. beautygloss
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Found it! It's in formatting.php in wp-includes. It's in there, only have to change it. Thank guys!

  7. simplymybusiness
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I wanting to change this same issue in the new theme I have downloaded. How are you able to see the formatting php in wp-includes? I tried to open it, but none of my programs can read it. Is there a specific software needed for opening that file from my ftp? Unfortunately, in my ftp is the only place I can actually see that file.
    I hope you do not mind me "horning in" on your post. Thanks.

  8. thomasw98
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    To simplymybusiness: A good software for opening and editing php files is called "HTML Kit". I think it is free to download from the internet. I have used this for year to all kinds of html or php file editing and I really like it.

    In a pinch, I think you can edit php files with "Notepad" software that is a standard part of Microsoft XP and Vista. But I also remember once that someone said that editing with Notepad can also add some unwanted blank spaces to php files and result in errors.

  9. simplymybusiness
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Thomas. Is the only place that I can find the formatting.php in wp-includes in my ftp: folder? I have tried to open in notepad, but it does not give me that option.

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