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[...] from categories not a hyperlink? (10 posts)

  1. kmurphy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi, I am not sure about this... I have finally gotten around to playing with version 1.5 and in category sections, posting teasers appear ending with [...]. I assumed those, or a 'read more' suggestion at the end of a teaser like that would be hyperlinks (that is the first thing a user would click to go to the post, or at least that is my impression of what a user would do, if interested at all after reading the teaser). Click the [...] and off to the complete posting they go... but the title of the posting teaser is the only hyperlink to the full posting. I guess my question is... is this something in my installation (though I don't think so as I see it in other installations with the default theme)? Or something that is 'fixed' by adding a plugin?
    Thanks

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    The Kubrick (default) theme and some others uses the_excerpt() tag for category and archive pages, which is what's generating "content summary ...". Open archive.php for your theme (and category.php, if it has one) in a text editor and where you find this:

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

    Change it to this:

    <?php the_content(); ?>

    If you'd like to retain excerpts, just add to it something like:

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>">read more</a>

  3. kmurphy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Excellent! Thanks Kafkaesqui.

    Now I will have to learn more about 'the_exerpt ()' and see if I can make the [...] become the hyperlink.

    Thnxs.

  4. kmurphy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    AHH! I just remembered! I bet this has to do with Web Accesibility Initiative Guidlines (WAIG)! This is probably why the [...] exists to signify there is more info, and the title is the link... can't have repetitive links. WAIGs, I remember, call for each link on a single page to be different. So no repeating link names like 'read more...' or [...] for that matter.

    Though, this does, I think, make the page less user freindly for the majority of users who are not useing any assistive technologies... one of the trade offs I suppose... Easy enough for those capable to simply click the title after they click the non hyperlinked [...] a few times and learn it is not a link... So I suppose I will revert back to the original default... until I get around to building a theme or two. Must read all that great documentation.
    thnx

  5. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'd note that nothing other than the design of your template/theme is forcing you to use the title as the post link.

    And I happen to be prejudiced towards the plugin macmanx links to--which I'm about to start work on the next version of, so if anyone has any suggestions for improvements (follow the link and comment)...

  6. floda_reltih
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi there, sorry for adding a new "theme" to this thread, but I have a little problem with my index.php This is nothing new, just the normal excerpt link, however, when I click on the Continue Reading link it opens the full text, BUT without the excerpt text, so if I use 1-2 paragraphs of a text as an excerpt - those paragraphs dont appear in the full text version. Is it possible to make it work as the <!-- more --> does - opens the full text, from the place where the tag has been inserted, but displaying the full text, not cutting out everything before the tag? thx

    <h2>" title="Permalink"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>

    <?php ($post->post_excerpt != "")? the_excerpt() : the_content(); ?>
    <p class="info"><?php if ($post->post_excerpt != "") { ?>" class="more">Continue Reading<?php } ?>

  7. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    If the excerpt is not included in the content of your post, why not simply use both the_excerpt() and the_content() together on your single post template (assumedly single.php)?

  8. floda_reltih
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thx for the reply kafka, but could you plz eleborate on that, what should I change in single.php? if i have this:

    <div class="entry single">
    <h2>"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
    <p class="info">
    <?php if ($post->comment_status == "open") ?>
    <em class="date"><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?><!-- at <?php the_time('h:ia') ?>-->
    <!--<em class="author"><?php the_author(); ?>-->
    <?php edit_post_link('Edit','<span class="editlink">','</span>'); ?>

    <?php the_content();?>
    <p id="filedunder">Entry filed under: <?php the_category(','); ?>

    </div>

    thx in advance

  9. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just add it above the_content():

    <?php edit_post_link('Edit','<span class="editlink">','</span>'); ?>
    <?php the_excerpt();?>
    <?php the_content();?>
    <p id="filedunder">Entry filed under: <?php the_category(','); ?>

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