Hi, I'm very new at this but I'm almost ready to publish. This one thing keeps getting me stuck, however. On the blog page I'd like to just show excerpts and not the full post, with a link to continue reading. I was assuming I edit this on the blog.php page in the editor (am I correct?), and elsewhere on the forums I've seen that I should replace
only I can't find
the_content() on blog.php. Am I looking in the wrong place?
I've spent several hours on the forums and playing trial and error to no avail. On content-standard.php I saw
the_content() but when I changed it to
the_excerpt() all my posts just became excerpts ONLY, as you might imagine.
I've also checked the box to display the summary (instead of full text) under Settings -> Reading through the WordPress dashboard, but got nothing.
On a related note, once I get this issue resolved is there an easy way to add a thumbnail image from the post to the excerpt? Or should I just get a plug-in?
Thanks for any help with this matter.