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  • spatznick


    I don’t know if this is available, I was not able o find a plugin to do this.

    I want to dispay an excerpt/description of the post on the index page, with photo, and have a “read more>>>” button for the rest of it.

    Yes, I can do this with “split the post with more tag” but this will show the exact beginning of the post, not just a sample I select. Besides, I do need a small thumbnail in the excerpt, photo that will probably not show in the body of the post.

    Is this even possible?

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  • KatGirl


    Yes. Very possible. And very easy to accomplish.

    I use the standard Write >> Post >> Excerpt section to display a thumbnail image with text when I was designing my bookstore using WP. I had a “Buy Now” button displayed under the thumbnail and text as a “more” type of thing, that allowed viewers to click it to read the full post.

    The original “excerpt” (thumbnail and text) was duplicated in the Full Post, so to keep the product intact.

    This is the original LIST I used inside my excerpt section to display a thumbnail with information that was also carried over to the full post when clicked.

    <p class="isbn">ISBN: 0749933747<p>
    <img src="image-path" class="bookcover" width="100" height="150" alt="book cover description" />
    <ul class="info-list">
    <li>List Price: $19.95</li>
    <li><span>Online Price: $18.95</span>; (You Save 5%)</li>
    <li>Format: PaperBack</li>
    <li>Shipping: $6.50 (Australia)</li>
    <li><a href= "#nogo"><img class="buynow" src= "image-path" alt="Purchase This Title" /></a></li>

    Here’s a snapshot of what it looks like in real time.


    And here’s a snapshot of the full post, with duplicated excerpt to keep the product intact.

    Full Post Snapshot



    OK, I know this is not a WordPress blog, but I want to have excerpts like this:



    The same principle in which I replied can be used to generate that type of “excerpt”.





    thanks katgirl.

    This might work. In this situation I the excerpt text and the thumbnail will also show in the post. this might be a temporary solution until I find a way to write the excerpt content separately from the posting. In my situation, I don’t want the thumbnail to be displayed in the body of the post.

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