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A Summary Instead of the Full Post

  • amirtibon
    Member

    @amirtibon

    Hello everyone, first time around here…
    Here’s my problem: I write very long posts, usually 1,500-2,000 words. As a result, my front page has an incredibly long scroll (www.jerusalemcalling.net), and that makes it hard for people to read. Is there a way to make my front page present only a summary of every post, with a link to the full post? That’s how posts are presented inside my category pages (http://www.jerusalemcalling.net/?cat=1), and it’s much better. I couldn’t find this option in my dashboard. I would appreciate any help with this.

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  • Your theme’s page template that is used to display category archives uses the the_excerpt() tag while the template page your theme uses to display the front page uses the the_content() tag. You have a few choices:

    1. You could use the_excerpt() on the front page.
    2. If you wish to stick with the_content() on the front page you could write your post and use the “more” button on your write post toolbar.
    3. If you wish to stick with the_content() on the front page you could use the Excerpt box directly beneath the write post window.

    amirtibon
    Member

    @amirtibon

    Thanks! That was quite simple… (:

    ronchicago
    Participant

    @ronchicago

    there is a nice plugin that has features not included with the default excerpt tag. the default eliminates any/all links in the summary as just one example.

    The Excerpt Reloaded: The Root Cause and Fix For Creating Validated XHTML

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