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Excerpt?? (3 posts)

  1. jzahlaway
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Did I miss the memo? I just upgraded to 2.5, and suddenly, posts for which I had entered excerpts in the "Excerpt" box on the "Write" page---the entering of which in pre-2.5 versions caused said posts to display on the main page as an excerpt with a "Read the rest" link instead of showing the complete post on the main page---are now showing up as complete posts. How do I get back the "Excerpt" behavior?

  2. Justin Tadlock
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    A "Read the rest" link is done by the <!--more--> tag, which must be included with the_content(). The "Optional Excerpt" is shown with the the_excerpt() function.

    You're talking about two different things here.

    Read these two articles:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Customizing_the_Read_More
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/the_excerpt

  3. notphotomatt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i am trying to change my blog's main page to

    <?php
    the_content();
    // the_excerpt();
    ?>

    But when I do that (right now it's on excerpt), the formatting is horrendous. Paragraphs mesh together, bullets have too much space, etc. It's an unreadable mess.

    Is there some way to keep the formatting the same as it does with individual posts?

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