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Shorten Post Lengths on Main Index? (6 posts)

  1. howetechnical
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I just launched howetechnical.net, and it seems that the theme I'm using (Irresistable by Woo) is showing my posts on the main page in their entirety. I would like to have only a blurb showing on the main page, then when clicked have it re-direct the user the the actual, full post. Right now, my page is super long with only 6-8 posts...I'd hate to see how long it gets in the next year.

    Thanks!

  2. brainycat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/the_excerpt or use the "excerpt" field in the "add post" UI.

  3. howetechnical
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you, brainycat! Replacing the_content with the_excerpt worked great :)

  4. howetechnical
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Actually, I have one more question...is there a way to limit the number of excerpts listed on the main forum? Something like 10 seems about right to me.

    (sorry about being a noob here, I haven't worked with php too much. More of a software guy)

  5. brainycat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The number of posts on the frontpage is set in admin > settings > reading > "blog pages show [] posts"

  6. howetechnical
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks! Looks like it's already set at 10. hah.

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