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How to modify Display, add tags (5 posts)

  1. onewayadv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello,

    I have my blog up and running and I would like to modify it to do the following:

    1. only give the short description and link on the main index page - not the full Post.
    2. I would like to have at the bottom of each post similar to the following but don't know how to add it.

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    Lastly,
    3. If I update to a newer tempalte - will that mess everything up and will I have to start over again?

    Thanks for answering my simple simon questions.

    SFP
    chitikanews.com

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    First, your title has nothing to do with the questions you are asking.

    Second, you will be editing the index.php file of the theme you are currently using, which means yes, if you change themes, you will need to edit the index.php file of that theme as well.

    Third, to change the content on the main page, there are several ways of doing so, one way would be to use the_excerpt instead of the_content. Another way would be to use the <!--more--> tag when writing the posts, thus forcing the break where you want it.

    Finally, I'd suggest looking at other themes for a similar way of formatting the bottom of the post, and copying the format out of the index.php of that theme and pasting it over your current theme.

  3. onewayadv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    First, Sorry if y title was abiguous, it is difficult to title it to ask for waht I was asking since I didnlt know what it was called.

    Second, Hmm. I am assuming this if for changing the design/theme. OK , will keep the same until I am comfortable

    Third, again, will not be changing

    Finally - So are you saying to just look at the code of other themes and just cut and paste the informaiton in over my current theme to get the reulsts I want?

  4. onewayadv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks anyway - I think I can figure it out.
    s

  5. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was simply suggesting looking through some other themes, and find a similar layout that you want, rather you having to code from scratch. It's always easier to help someone tweak existing code than start from scratch. Good luck in figuring it out...

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