Support » Theme: zuari » Excerpts on blog page

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  • Theme Author Prateek Saxena

    (@prtksxna)

    Hey @nicoleholgate, thanks for reporting this issue. You’re referring to this page in particular right — http://nofilter.co.za/articles/

    Some quick questions —
    1. Are you using the Gutenberg editor or the old Classic editor?
    2. Did you add an ‘excerpt’, or did you add a ‘read more’ separator?
    These will help me recreate the problem on my computer too 😊

    Hi 🙂

    Gutenberg 🙁 Wish they hadn’t done that!

    and oh….duh.. hang ten!

    Okay – read more is working but manual excerpt is not 🙂

    Theme Author Prateek Saxena

    (@prtksxna)

    Thanks for checking 👍🏽 It should ideally work with both, I must’ve missed something in my code 😅 I’ll fix it and push an update soon (a few days, hope that is alright).

    In terms of design, do you like the ‘Continue Reading’ buttons, or would you prefer them being simple links? 🤔

    Theme Author Prateek Saxena

    (@prtksxna)

    So, I did some digging 🤓 and it turns out that a theme isn’t supposed to show the_excerpt on the main page and stopping the content after the Read more separator is the correct thing to do.

    But, I can imagine your use-case where you’d want an excerpt that isn’t necessarily the first few lines or paragraphs of your post. This means that the fix isn’t as straight-forward. Giving the functionality is easy but it’ll have to be a preference that people explicitly switch on—from the Theme Customizer—or some other setting, this is possible but will take me a little longer.

    What I am wondering is if you’re use-case is satisfied just with the Read more separator… if not I am happy to add the new setting 😄

    All good.

    I can do a custom template when I have time. It’s perfect for now.

    Thank you! 🙂

    Hey Prateek,

    Zuari is a hot candidate for my blog. But I have the same problem. I’d like to stick to using excerpts.
    “Read more” is not an option unfortunately, as this would mean that I’d have to edit several hundred posts…
    I hoped it would be as easy as replacing “the_content” with “the_excerpt” in some files, but it is not.
    So it would be great if you could add that option.
    Cheers!
    M.

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