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Too many Excerpts visible, slowing down load time (16 posts)

  1. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is my website: http://www.eastsidepatch.com
    I am running Thesis on top of WordPress

    As you can see if you scroll down past the main post I have a ridiculous amount of excerpts visible. I want to show 4 but not this many! It is also slowing down the load time of the page (as you would imagine).
    My question is how to I reduce this number of excerpts?

    Here are my settings:

    I have (under settings-reading): Blog pages show at most 5 posts
    Syndication feeds show the most recent 5 items

    And under Thesis options: Home Page - Home Page Display: Number of feature posts to show: 1

    In theory these settings should give me 1 main blog post and 4 Excerpts but it does not, obviously.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.

    ESP.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you replicate the problem using the default theme with all plugins deactivated?

  3. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If I switch to the default theme then switch back to my existing theme will all my settings and customizations be saved and returned?
    Never done this before!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    All of your settings and customisations for your previous theme will be saved in your database.

  5. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do I need to back up the entire site first?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That shouldn't be necessary.

  7. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So I switched themes, then switched back again to the original and now the site looks totally default? Ahhh!: http://www.eastsidepatch.com
    Help!

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No - switch the the default 2012 theme and leave it for a while to see if you have the same problem.

  9. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I switched to the WRC Theme Viewer? Is this the right one? It was so slow I could hardly use it!

  10. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you think one of my plugins could be the issue?

  11. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay I will try the 2012 template now!

  12. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Struggling with this...I have switched to the 2012 theme (as you can see) but it appears to be opening up every post in the blog (which is quite large) It crashes firefox within a few minutes. Now trying chrome.

  13. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So I had to revert back to the original Thesis theme. 2012 was opening every blog post on the site even though the settings were set to display 5. Do you have any other suggestions that I could try to resolve this issue?

  14. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    2012 was opening every blog post on the site

    Can you clarify what you mean by this?

  15. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Meaning that every blog posting that I have ever written was being opened /extracted by the 2012 them when I activated it. Nothing was archived. This made the theme unusable because it was so slow. It also crashed firefox. It was like the 2012 theme was not recognizing all my excerpts as excerpts on my site and was treating them like open posts?
    Hope this helps.
    ESP.

  16. ESPatch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Fixed the problem.

    All of my blog posts were posted as 'stickies' so they were overriding the wordpress defaults as to how many posts were visible on the front page.
    I made them all 'unsticky'...problem solved and website speeded up.

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