Excerpt looking bad (5 posts)

  1. Faildude
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I recently changed the excerpt lenght from 50 to 150 words because I want more unique content on the first page. The problem is that it looks really bad because the text doesnt fit with the featured image. I don't really know how to explain, so here's a screenshot:


    This is one example. I would like to modify the theme so the excerpt would go under the image and to show the newlines too. I'm using a custom theme found on the internet.

    Can I do this? Where do I need to look and what do I have to change / add? I really like this theme, I don't want to change it.

    Thank you.

  2. Tammie
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's tricky to judge without seeing the code but your excerpt looks like it's either surrounded by a div with a margin on it or a block so that you get:

    image | excerpt area

    What you need is the following (rough suggestion)

    <img src=""/><?php the_excerpt(); ?>

    If you can paste a ilnk to what you are creating online then I could probably give more exact advice. Unfortunately it's tricky to see your code in the image.

  3. Faildude
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You mean the link to my blog? It's faildude.com

  4. Tammie
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes that's it, thanks.

    Your issue is this:

    .post-entry-content {
    float: right;
    width: 390px;

    Your image is in a different div and the one your excerpt is in has the width set and a float.

    Now, you may want to change the files to have the text 'wrap' around the image. They'd have to be in the same container to do this.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_excerpt shows what that function does by default which strips things like newlines and 'html tags'. So, you may be better off having the_content (which keeps all of that) and just limiting the word count on that.

    Like this: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/show-only-the-first-30-words-in-the_content?replies=5

  5. Faildude
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried to understand what you're saying but I couldn't figure it out. I'm not familiar with things like this, so it's useless.

    I would like you to give me more clues. Please? :)

    [No bumping, thank you.]

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