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  • Resolved SpyderCanopus

    (@warriortom)


    I’m very new to WordPress so excuse me. I’ve looked for about an hour and can’t find where to set all posts to be “excerpts” with a thumbnail. I’d like standard posts to look like the gallery format all the time with […] at the end.

    I’m aware of the “more” tag, but I’d rather make it universal.

    My blog is http://www.warriortom.com and I’m inspired by my friend http://www.stevecreek.com

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    This is controlled by your theme. And Twenty Eleven (your current theme) already uses the_excerpt() on post listing pages.

    I’m using twenty_ten. But, how do I get it to display posts like http://www.stevencreek.com on the index and category listings.

    I guess I could just use gallery, because it’s almost exactly what I’m wanting. But it’d be nice if I could have normal pages look the same without “This gallery has 1 picture”

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    I’m using twenty_ten

    Sorry – my bad.

    First off, don’t edit the Twenty Ten theme. Instead create a child theme for your changes. Then you can create new or amended template files in your child theme to suit your needs.

    SpyderCanopus

    (@warriortom)

    You and the link you provided recommend not editing the theme “in case it’s updated”. But will twentyten ever be updated? I’ve been editing it for weeks now. 🙁 Didn’t know about child themes in time.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Oh yes – it will be updated.

    SpyderCanopus

    (@warriortom)

    Can I create a child theme using my entire stylesheet from the parent theme? I think it actually already updated once. I woke up and the style.css appeared to be reset but I restored from a backup.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    You could but it’s not recommended. You should only have the changed CSS in your child’s stylesheet.

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