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[resolved] How do I use excerpts on my home page? (5 posts)

  1. Scott
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Instead of using the read more code in my blog posts (which is too limiting to me) I want to display the Excerpt field on my home page for listing recent posts.

    I don't see an explicit setting for this in Fictive. I don't mind adding code as long as I can do it in some way that won't get overwritten when I update the theme.

    Is there a way I can make this happen?

    The blog I need help with is scottspinola.com.

  2. Scott
    Posted 3 months ago #

    My alter ego now that I figured out how to access the account. Just bumping into my queue.

  3. First thing you'll need to do is make a child theme, so your tweaks won't be overwritten when updating the theme. Here are some guides in case you haven't made one before:


    Once your child theme has been set up, copy the file content.php from your parent theme into the child theme folder.

    On line 44, change




    Save the file and upload and activate your child theme.

    Codex reference: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_excerpt

    Let me know how it goes.

  4. Scott
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Thanks for this info. I'll give it a shot. Looks like I may be making two mods in the theme now if I can achieve what I want in the other question I had.

    It continues to frustrate me that such basic functionality is not included in WordPress by default.

    Thanks for your help Kathryn... in both questions!

  5. Scott
    Posted 3 months ago #

    This worked great. Thanks Kathryn!

    Now I just need to figure out how to get the featured image on my post pages. If you have any thoughts on that they'd be appreciated: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/fictive-theme-featured-image-not-displaying-on-the-post-pages


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