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Movie Posts/Gallery (8 posts)

  1. jarret
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm wondering whether there is a way to set up posts to display an image when they are viewed as part of a list but to display a movie when they are read as an individual post?

    I have a large archive of animations which I want to put online in the form of posts but having the list page load 6 posts each of which contains a +-3MB movie would be annoying to say the least.

    Any ideas would be welcome.

    Jarret

  2. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Put the snapshot in excerpt field; put the video in post field.

    When you display the list, display it as a list of excerpts.

  3. jarret
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry Alaphaoide, being pretty new to this I have no idea where to find the excerpt field.

  4. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    First of all, you have to be in advanced-version of "Write Post" panel.

    Options -> Writing, select Advanced Controls, click Update Options

    Then go to Write -> Write Post panel and the Excerpt field should be above the Post field.

  5. jarret
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yup, found that and got it all going but for some reason anything I enter in the Excerpt field is ignored (text, images or both) - the post (both in list and post view) only ever shows what's in the actual post field. I've got a feeling this has something to do with your earlier response "when you display the list, display it as a list of excerpts" but unfotunately I don't know how to do that either.

    thanks in advance

    Jarret

  6. Mark McKibben
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Alphaoide is probably recommending you edit your template to use the_excerpt instead of the_content .

  7. jarret
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think that's probably right. Unfortunately I have not been able to determine which template file to apply these changes to.

  8. jarret
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am completely and utterly stuck with this having no idea whatsoever where to edit the template as suggested above. Please can someone help me out here.

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