Forgive me, but I am a complete WP newbie! (and edited because I had a d'oh! moment and figured one of my questions out)
I have a self hosted WP site, and am waiting for the Woo site to come back up so that I can buy the theme I want. In the meantime I am trying to lean how to use WP using the free template that came on it (twenty eleven, or something like that).
I'm trying to make it show an excerpt, with a 'read more' link to click, but it's not working. First I tried selecting 'summary' under settings->reading, but the full posts still came up (I imported my old blog from blogger). Then I read some tutorials that said that if I use the 'More' button from within the post editor that it should cut off my post where I want it to. Tried it, full post still showed up. I read other tutorials that said to go into the index.php file and change some things, but I'm not sure how to do this. There are numerous index.php files in my cPanel...is the one under my theme?
If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it!