I am extremely new to WordPress. I am a novice coder meaning I took an HTML and CSS class I can code some actionscript and I know some coding or at least can find some lines of code and can tell what it does. My problem is this. I am using the Learner theme, since that one had the look and feel of the website I wanted to build. I have built the whole thing and I'm fixing the bugs.
The problem I'm having is one that comes up often which is, having full blog posts on my home page instead of an excerpt. I've done some checking and many say 1 of 3 options.
1. change 'the_excerpt' to 'the_content'
2. put the entire blog post in the excerpt part of the post and publish it to override the settings.
3. the theme will not allow you to have full posts, select another that does.
Obviously, having designed the whole site the third isn't an option right now. And I put in the whole post in the excerpt and only the excerpt showed still. I only see 'the_excerpt' in the post.php file. Whenever I change the coding either nothing happens or the whole site disappears except the slider.
I feel very strongly it's this line of code in the post.php that changes the whole look and I need to know what line of code do I need to put in to show a full post?
The line of code in post.php
<?php echo $theme->shorten(get_the_excerpt(), '70'); ?>
Here's the link to the site http://www.cherishedkps.com/cktestsite/