Blog feed custom summary length (5 posts)

  1. stevenwalsh21
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    I just started a blog and want to adjust the summary of a post so that it shows the first paragraph. I want this to be dynamic for each post, not a fixed length. Is there a function I can use that allows me to do this?

    I've tried the <!--more--> tag as found in this support question(http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-do-i-show-a-summary-of-posts-on-the-home-page-and) but it didn't work correctly. I was also going to make some other changes stated in that link but I couldn't find the_conent() or the_excerpt() functions in index.php. Any help would be great.

    My site is criticalchance.com if you need to look.

  2. duena_studio
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You may use Excerpt field on writing posts screen to set manual summary as you wish. This summary will shown on home page.

  3. stevenwalsh21
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply but it's still not working.

    I found the_content function as well. I haven't used wordpress since the new post format option and I found the correct index.php in there.

    I changed it to the_excerpt () then put in <!--more--> after the paragraph I wanted, but it's still the same and cuts off the paragraph prematurely.

    Could there be something in the theme customization that is overiding these options?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please try re-reading the theme author's suggestion above.

  5. stevenwalsh21
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, thank you. I found what you meant by "excerpt field".

    This is a fresh install of wordpress so I hadn't used any screen options previously and couldn't see it.

    Thanks again.

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