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[resolved] How to show summary of posts on front pages (9 posts)

  1. Podman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My blog is showing all of long posts of the front page, is it possible to make it just show a short snippet and then show teh whole post when you actually click on it?

    I found show post feed as summary in teh reading settinsg but that doesn't do it. Can it be done? If so how can I do it please?

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You could make use of the <!--more--> tag in your posts.

    See Customizing_the_Read_More

  3. Podman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't know if I'm just being a bit dumb here, but I've set the blog up for somebody to use who has no web ability at all. So what I wanted was to chance the index so that it shows just a summary of each post instead of teh whole thing. I read somewhere that you coudl change content for exert or something but I don't know where and I can't find it in teh template. Once you click on eth post and it goes to single page I want it to show teh whole thing as usual.

    Am I making sense?

  4. Podman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Aha!!! got it.

    Downside is I didn't realise it would strip the pictures out fo eth pinned post. Is it possible to make it show all of the pinned post then summarise the rest?

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Don't the <!--more--> tag on what you call pinned posts. Or am I missing the question?

  6. Podman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for teh help, I worked it out, I didn't realise there was a box under teh actual posts editor taht showed what you wanted as a excerpt. So I just copied teh whole post in there and now it shows all of that, apparently fi you don't put anything in that box it shows teh first 55 words stripped of pictures and formatting....

  7. Podman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    And now I've realised teh more button is there too!

    Doh!!!! Looking for the hard way to do an easy job as always lol.

    thanks for all your help :D

  8. washingtonautocredit
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What is the code/short code to display the summary? The guys that designed my theme seemed to muck up that ability. I want it to display the summary, and I selected that in the wp-admin area, but it still displays the whole article on the home page. Help, please...

  9. motionman95
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem as washingtonautocredit.

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