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  • I might be thinking the wrong way around… but does anyone know a way to hide the excerpt on permalink pages? Similar to the way you show the excerpt under certain conditions (and hide the rest), I would want to show what’s below the <--more--> tag (and hide the excerpt).

    I used the excerpts as some sort of “covers” for posts, but than it does not make sense to have these included in the full post; they’re never simply the first few lines of the text.

    Yes, I’ve looked at “cut” and “hide” plugins, but as far as I can see these are all based on exactly hiding what is below the more-tag or based on whether you are logged in or not.



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  • Not sure I completely follow. Do you have a link we could see?

    Oh… sorry, HandySolo!
    here’s the page with the excerpts:

    and a few of these excerpts link to single pages saved in wordpress, such as:

    The small image + the text “Given today’s political climate we’ve decided to exhume this classic project” is redundant on the zoomed-in page, so I am looking for ways to exclude that part.

    Hope this is clearer?!


    Ah, does your theme have a single.php? If so, does it refer to both the_excerpt() and the_content()?

    There’s a single.php but this page only refers to the_content()

    …this is why I thought it would make sense to use the_excerpt(); I thought there would be a tag like the_rest() 🙂

    Maybe I should have used custom fields instead? (hmm. not so user friendly to have to put content in these)

    Let’s back up a step.

    On your front page, are you showing the_excerpt() or the_content() with <!-- more --> tags?

    here’s how the blocks on the front page are made:

    if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <div class="box" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>"> <div class="<?php echo c2c_get_custom('style');?>">
    <h2><a>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
    <?php the_content(''); ?><div class="clear"></div></div></div>
    <?php endwhile; ?>

    Ok, I begin to understand. What you’re referring to as “the excerpt” is the part of the post before the more tag. And you don’t want to see that in the single page view.

    That’s a stumper for me!

    My initial thought would be to suggest using “the_excerpt” for your frontpage view. However, that strips pictures out (unless you modify core code) so I’m not sure that’s the ideal solution.

    Yes, that is the idea! When I add <!--more--> tags manually, html tags are not stripped from the excerpt — It does not really matter whether I use the_content() or the_excerpt(). But I still do not understand how to exclude this part from the single page views…

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