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[resolved] Full Posts on Main Page (12 posts)

  1. akinom77
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I read post(s) on this topic but am not seeing a solution. Typical display for blogs on the main page is in full format. How do I accomplish that with the Pinboard theme?

    Thanks,
    Monika

  2. paul.a.cunn
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Go to "Appearance" then "Theme Options" then find "Home Page" you will see the number of full posts to display before grid. I believe this is what you want.

    Cheers!

  3. Alexander
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi akinom77,

    There is no "typical display" as different blogs offer different content. The appearance of photo blog from an artist is different from a daily writer blog and a portfolio blog from a company has mostly a different layout than a news blog of a magazin.

    But additional to what paul suggested you can also choose "full width" in you theme/options/layout to have a full format.

  4. akinom77
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you both. But neither solution is what I am looking for.
    I want to keep the format with the side bar etc but want the whole text and all the photos to show for my post on the home page. Right now it cuts it off after some 50 characters.

  5. paul.a.cunn
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Make a child theme and copy your "content.php" file to this theme using the file manager that your server provider has like "Bluehost.com" or whatever. Then in the "content.php" file change

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

    to

    <?php the_content(); ?>

    This will make it so all the content is displayed and you can keep the grid look.

    I hope this helps here is a link to someone who had a similar issue.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/pinboard-theme-read-more-etc?replies=4

  6. Alexander
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thats the beauty of the theme. It uses the WordPress automatic excerpt by default. Unfortunatly it supports only the excerpts.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_excerpt
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Excerpt

    You can try to swap the excerpt() with the content(). Open the content-*.php and replace this code:

    [ Moderator Note: Please post code or markup snippets between backticks or use the code button. ]

    <div class="entry-summary">
        <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    </div>

    with this:

    <div class="entry-content">
        <?php the_content(); ?>
    </div>

    Remember that the theme is not supporting the "full format" on the the blog main page. So with changing the code you maybe have to deal with additional issues, like formatting or images of the "full format".

  7. Open the content-*.php and replace this code:

    That sounds reasonable but (assuming the templates are referenced correctly in the theme) you want to make those changes to a child theme copy of those files.

    That way when Pinboard gets updated you will not lose your changes.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  8. akinom77
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you thank you all so much! Cannot wait to test it out. I already have a child theme for the style sheet so will do this one as well. I also had some other changes in mind for the content.php so this will help it. I actually didn't realize I can do a child theme for php files as well, this will give me great flexibility to make all the changes I am planning.

    Thanks again, will post my results soon.

  9. akinom77
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Btw, if I wanted to increase the summary to more words, where would i do it? So I can have some full posts followed by summaries.

    Thanks again.

  10. akinom77
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was able to implement the full format using the 'more tag' successfully but indeed, got into other issues.

    Since the page lists some number of posts in large box but then the rest in the small box format, I wasn't able to define the full text for the large boxes but then the excerpt for the small summary boxes.

    Would be great to know how to do this one.

    Thanks

  11. Alexander
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please try start a new thread for additonal questions or other issues.

    Also provide a link, so that people can see what you tweaked or changed so far. Otherwise it would only be time-wasting guessing.

  12. akinom77
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. I couldn't figure out how to adjust the parent file so I have created my own custom pages made out of bits and pieces from other page templates that suits my layout.

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