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  • Resolved SpyderCanopus


    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 and I’m inspired by my friend

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  • 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 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”

    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.

    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.

    Oh yes – it will be updated.

    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.

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

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