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Posts Automatically Summarised and Settings Don't Have Any Effect (4 posts)

  1. photographypool1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Theme in use: Twenty Eleven 1.3 theme
    Currently, when I click on a category on my site from the right hand side side box, the posts are automatically sumarised (refer here: http://www.photography-pool.com/category/digital/ )

    I have already gone to Settings > Reading and where it says 'For each article in a feed, show' i have selected summary, though even when i select full text the same thing occurs. Is there a way to fix this?

    When i used the blogum theme on an actual wordpress account the posts were automatically expanded the way i wanted them. Is there a plug in I can install to give this functionality? I understand that having my own installation of wordpress on my domain in comparison to one through the wordpress site means there are some changes. Anyone out there have an answer or can offer some advice.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. blogjunkie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think you're using the Twenty Ten theme there?

    The Reading settings don't affect the display of your categories. They are determined by the theme, which is why posts appear in full on the category pages for other themes.

    You can create a child theme for TwentyTen and modify the category template file to display the_content() instead of the_excerpt()

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  3. photographypool1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi blogjunkie,

    Now this is quite embarrassing. Seems like my girlfriend told me she was using the wrong theme, which is the reason why I spent the last 2 hours trying to figure out why replacing the_excerpt() with the_content() wasn't working. When all I had to do was just dump the edited file into the twenty ten directory instead of the twenty eleven.

    I'll try give a detailed explanation in case any one else comes across this post;

    As I thought I was running the theme twenty eleven, I found that unlike twenty ten, there is no loop.php file located in your main directory. The file you need to edit is content.php.

    Both these files are located in the main directory of your theme installation. You'll need to access the installation folder via FTP and use a program such as Dreamweaver to make the necessary changes.

    Whichever file you end up editing, replace all instances of the_excerpt() with the_content().

    Alternatively, you can follow the suggestion made by blogjunkie and implement a child them;
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

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  4. blogjunkie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad you figured it out :) If your girlfriend needs more customizations, please look up [ moderated - http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Signatures ]

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