Support » Theme: Miniva » excerpt lenght

  • Resolved clack


    when I checked how this very nice theme works on my site, using Theme Switcha plugin, I had all the text of the articles shown in home page, even if the excerpt lenght was previously specified in 70 characters.

    Thanks for your help

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  • Beyond that, in Customize>Content usually themes have a field where can be specified the text of the link to the whole article, like “continue reading” or something else.

    This is missing in Miniva, so I wonder if the excerpt lenght command can work.

    Theme Author Tajam


    Hi, this theme uses Jetpack to extend the features. If you install Jetpack you will get “Content Options” in the Customizer. This allows you to show/hide post elements like date/categories/tags etc, and choose to display an excerpt instead of a full post.

    Currently, the text of “Continue reading” can’t be changed from the customizer. But to display this link you will need to insert read more tag manually in the post and use the default full post for blog display.

    Hi, thanks for your answer.
    Frankly I cannot see the point of developing such a light and graphically pleasing theme if it needs to be backed by a heavy and bulky plugin like Jetpack, for such obvious things like displaying an excerpt in home page.

    Jetpack cannot work on local WordPress installations.
    This makes not possibile to check how Miniva really behaves before having it on line.

    When another SEO plugin is already in use, adding Jetpack to it could cause problems.

    So, who wishes to switch to Miniva for exisiting sites, with dozens or maybe hundreds of articles on line already, should modify them one by one to include manually the tag “Continue Reading”.

    Maybe a more straight to the object approach could meet the needs of many more users.


    Theme Author Tajam


    Thanks for your suggestion. I will try to add excerpt option in the next theme update.

    What a great new!

    If I am allowed to give another advice, while the red mask hovering the main menu is very nice, a lighter background for the dropdown, light grey with dark fonts for instance, would better harmonize with the clean and elegant graphical character of the Miniva theme.

    So, I keep waiting for the next update!

    Thank you for your attention.
    Best regards

    Theme Author Tajam


    Blog display option has been added in v1.1.0
    I can’t change the current dropdown color for now, maybe will add a light color option in the next major update.


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