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[resolved] Show only in excerpt (7 posts)

  1. Forlornson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hey,
    I used to have a plugin that gave me more markup options in post (like <!--more-->). In specific it had something like <!--preview_only-->, which you could put content (like a avatar image) that would only show on the main page, but after you click "Read More", dissapears.

    Point is, I use wordpress for cd reviews, and I would like on the frontpage to show all the excerpts (stuff béfore the <!--more--> tag) with a small coverart. When you click "read more", the small cover in the excerpt dissapears and only the text remains.

    I know this plugin is available (I used it a while ago), but I cant seem to find it anywhere :S

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You could the same thing with custom fields. Although it would take a little coding but not much. Have a read over custom fields.

  3. SimonJ
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I really don't understand the utility of a plugin to do so...

    In your "write post" section of your adminsitration panel, you have a field "optional excerpt"...

    If you fill this field, this is what will be displayed as "the excerpt"

    1- So, in this field, put only the cd cover image... And anything else you want there...

    2- In "the content", write the text you want to show when visitors click the read more to read the entire post.

    3- On your front page, or in the category page, use <?php the_excerpt(''); ?> in the loop to display only the optional excerpt (i.e. your cd cover image)

    4- On your single post, use <?php the_content(''); ?> to display only the text you wrote in the content.

    S.

  4. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The only problem with that is if the OP has the feed to only show the excerpt then only the image will be shown. But by using a custom field the image can be shown on the front page and the feed can still use the excerpt that's automatically generated.

  5. SimonJ
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Totally Right jeremyclark...

    So, an alternative easy solution I would use :

    The post-image plugin from Kaf :

    http://guff.szub.net/2006/02/09/post-image/

    This plugin give you the possibility to use the tag <?php post_image(); ?> to display the first image relative to a post...

    So...

    1- You can install this plugin

    2- In your home page loop and category loop, use only the tag <?php post_image(); ?> to display only the cd cover, and do not show <?php the_content(''); ?>

    3- In your single post loop, do not use the tag <?php post_image(); ?> and display only <?php the_content(''); ?>...

    Short and sweet...

    :-)

    S.

  6. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Very good solution Simon.

  7. Forlornson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks Simon, that plugin solves allot and even more! :D

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