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Shortening post excerpt and adding "Read More" (4 posts)

  1. chanmedia247
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi I would like to be able to shorten the post excerpt in the category to maybe 250 characters and then add a read more option.

    Usually in the wordpress settings you can do this but it does not work...

    Is it possible with this theme?

    Thank you so much.. Enjoying the theme

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/brand-new-day/

  2. Caroline Moore
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's possible with almost any theme. :) You can use the <!--more--> tag in your posts (paste it into HTML view) to cut off your posts at the desired length and add a read more link.

  3. chanmedia247
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, thank you for the response. I am trying to do it automatically without having to add the <!--more--> tag to each post. Is this possible? I will have people updating the site that may forget.

    I would also like for maybe 5 or 6 posts to show per page and then the older posts populate on a second page.

  4. Caroline Moore
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's possible; I'd first create a child theme, then add the theme's index.php to the child theme and replace the_content() with the_excerpt().

    For the posts per page, you can set this in General -> Reading. If you want to display a specific number of posts on the home page and a different number on the archives page, that should be handled by a plugin, not the theme.

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