I've tweaked the front page of my TwentyTen child theme to show excerpts instead of full posts by changing:
<?php the_content ..... ?>
<?php the_excerpt ..... ?>
in the loop. It works just as expected.
However, the CSS div for each excerpt is in the form:
<div id="post-151" class="post-151 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-features">
Which is identical to the code for each full story on a post page.
I'd like to format my excerpts differently to the posts.
If I get into the loop and alter the PHP code:
<div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>
<div id="excerpt" <?php post_class(); ?>>
I lose the thumbnails shown with the excerpt. I don't understand why this should change because there is no CSS for #post or #excerpt
How can I
1. Keep the thumbnail in the excerpt, and
2. Give the excerpt its own format separate from the post?