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  • Resolved katrinakvr

    (@katrinakvr)


    Hi Christopher,

    I’m having a devil of a time getting excerpts to display. Ideally I want them on the home page and the category pages.

    Do you have any hints??

    Thanks!
    Katrina

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  • Theme Author cberg

    (@cberg)

    Hi Katrina,

    please do the following.

    Log-in to your backend and navigate to Appearence -> Editor.

    Then select the Twenty Twelve Theme (right-top).

    Open the content.php of the Twenty Twelve Theme and search for the following code:

    <div class="entry-summary">
    <?php the_content( __( 'Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&rarr;</span>', 'twentytwelve' ) ); ?>
    		</div><!-- .entry-summary -->

    Replace this with the follwing code:

    <div class="entry-summary">
    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    </div><!-- .entry-summary -->

    Please see the function reference, too:
    the_excerpt

    Btw: If you haven’t, you should create a child-theme where you do these changes because updates of the Twenty Twelve Theme can overwrite your changes.

    -> Child Themes

    I hope this was what you were looking for šŸ™‚

    Kind regards,
    Christopher

    Hi Christopher,

    Thank you very much for your help. Curiously, your suggested code is already in content.php. But, it looks like it might only being called when there is a search.

    Here is the whole bit:
    <?php if ( is_search() ) : // Only display Excerpts for Search ?>
    <div class=”entry-summary”>
    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    </div><!– .entry-summary –>

    Many years ago I did programming, but I’m not really familiar with PHP, and I’m pretty much a newbie with WP.

    Thanks for the links too, I’ll see where they take me.

    Cheers,
    Katrina

    Theme Author cberg

    (@cberg)

    Hi Katrina,

    sorry, I was a bit in trouble this morning :/

    This code should work:
    <?php if ( is_search() || is_home() || is_category() ) : // Only display Excerpts for Search, Home and Category ?>

    Sorry again and kind regards,
    Christopher

    Thanks very much Christopher, no apologies needed!

    This works great and your other links have pointed me in the direction to learn about this myself.

    Cheers,
    Katrina

    Hi Christopher,

    I was having trouble with all posts that met the is search, home, category criteria being treated as if they had excerpts. But I fixed it without bothering you and got the “more” links prompts to match too. Here’s the code I ended up with:

    <div class=”entry-summary”>
    <?php if (( is_search() || is_home() || is_category() ) && has_excerpt()) : // Only display Excerpts for Search, Home and Category ?>
    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    “> MORE <span class=”meta-nav”>→</span> </div>
    <!– .entry-summary –>
    <?php else : ?>
    <div class=”entry-content”>
    <?php the_content( __( ‘MORE <span class=”meta-nav”>→</span>’, ‘twentytwelve’ ) ); ?>

    I have another question about the styling, but I’ll start a new thread for that.

    Thanks again,
    Katrina

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