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  • Resolved NotaWebExpert



    In the preview for TwentyFourteen they use the grid option and under the images of the grid it lists the Post title and what I am thinking is an excerpt but I can’t seem to get that same look.

    I have set up the grid, the title is displayed but I cant get the text to show up like the image in of the preview – any help will be appreciated.


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  • Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi there, I’m not sure what you’re referring to, but hopefully we can figure it out. 🙂

    In this demo, you can see the post categories followed by the post titles:


    Could you let me know which text exactly you’re trying to display? Can you give me a specific example from the demo site above?

    Hi Kathryn, Thank you for taking the time to respond. Hours after posting I kept at it and figured it out.

    Wish I had the link to the demo site hours ago 🙂

    I will mark as resolved – I think that’s proper forum etiquette. I’m a newbie.

    Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Glad you solved it, and marking as resolved is perfect. 🙂

    In future, if you find the solution before someone has the chance to reply to your question, please feel free to post the solution back in your thread so others know they don’t need to research the issue. Thanks!

    Yeah, I was thinking that after I posted my response… :-/

    Thanks again!

    Hi there, what was the actual solution? I’m having the same problem i.e. the title displays below the image, but i also want an excerpt below the title, like this for each featured post inside the grid:


    Many thanks



    Hi, my grid layout displays the post title but not the categories. I have this chosen for all but not displaying. ???

    Hi Both,

    You must set up categories and once that’s done – you enter a post in those specific categories and it will show up.

    Kathryn’s link best explains it:

    Hi NotaWebExpert,

    I’m having the same problem as you did. Can you explain in more detail how you resolved this please? I don’t understand your final response re:setting up categories as I already have categories setup. Also the link doesn’t work



    Hi Al,

    When you enter text in the category field i.e. Featured Travel it will act as the heading under the image.

    Then you create a post and place it in the category i.e. Featured Travel. This will populate the area right under the heading.

    So in fact it is the following:

    – Photo
    – Category = Photo heading = Featured Travel
    – Post Content = Photo description = Text under heading

    The example I refer to is in fact the link posted in my comment as it explains as an image –

    This link is not meant to be clickable but to illustrate where you put the content in order for it to display in the fashion it does in the image.

    Hope this further helps you.


    Hi Keisha,

    The example you’ve given only shows the title of the post e.g. “A weekend away in the countryside…”

    I think what we’re after is for both the title and the excerpt to be displayed, for example:

    Post title
    Post excerpt


    p.s. if i’m not mistaken, you’re suggesting using the category functionality to create a heading, then using the heading functionality to create an excerpt underneath.

    You are not mistaken – this is the only way to make it work with this template.

    -DH for NotaWebExpert

    I’m having the same problem too,my solutions is to add some code.
    1、log in your site,and enter the Dashboard.
    2、click the Appearance-edite, find the template “content-featured-post.php” on the it.
    3、at the end of the template, u will find
    </header><!– .entry-header –>
    </article><!– #post-## –>
    4、add some code before that ,such as
    <div class=”featured-excerpt”><?php the_excerpt(); ?></div>
    </header><!– .entry-header –>
    </article><!– #post-## –>
    5、then you can see the excerpted Post Content under the title.
    6、if the font style is not very good, you can open the template”style.css”,and add some code like this,depends on your language.
    .featured-content .featured-excerpt {
    color: #fff;
    font-size: 14px;
    margin-top: 6px;
    7、can see the last effect here:

    Hey guys,

    I am also having the same problem. I cannot get any text to show up under the images in my grid. I have set up categories like you guys advise, but it is not working. The way I see, I just attach a featured post to a category and it should show up automatically on my grid. Is that correct?

    My site is

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    hi all,
    need your help in a similar issue..
    i set “last arcticles” home page layout but it shows all the text instead of only an excerpt. i correctly set the option in the customize page but it do not works.
    help please.
    you can see it here:


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