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*PLEASE* HELP! (6 posts)

  1. Chadi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is about the 3rd time I've asked this in the last 1+ month, never got a response. I really need help here please.

    Problem:
    - home page shows full post, instead of summary (and summary option is selected in the settings > reading area.

    http://www.pointwestbury.com

    I made a test post (lorep ipsum) with 5 paragraphs that displayed in its entirety on the home page when I submitted it (removed it now as it looks stupid there).

    Screenshot of settings:
    http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8625/97737280tu6.gif

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Your home page is a not a FEED.

    If you want to change what displays on the site, then you need to edit the theme. There's no "setting" to display only summaries on the front page.

    Example: Make a copy of your theme's index.php as a backup (incase something breaks while you're doing this). Then edit your theme's index.php. Find "the_content". Change it to "the_excerpt".

    Alternatively (and much simpler), just stick the <!--more--> tag into your post where you want the "Read more of this entry" link to be.

  3. Chadi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for you quick reply. The index.php is already using the code

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

    This is the entire index.php file
    http://tinypaste.com/ac61a

    I'm not a programmer, but if you tell me what to change I'll understand just fine. Really appreciate your help.

    I'm trying to simplify this for my pastor as much as possible, so I need first attempt at getting this working without him having to input the <!--more--> tag each time he makes a post.

  4. Chadi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    edit: figured out proper more tag option, had no idea there was an icon for that in editor.

  5. aemillerco
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You dont want the more tag, you want the excerpt as mentioned above.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for you quick reply. The index.php is already using the code

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

    No, you're only using that down at the bottom for the "RECENT SERMONS" piece. The one you want, under the "RECENT ARTICLE" section, is using the_content.

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