I'm having an issue with a template I have recently purchased named Revista Nueva by Yoothemes. These templates are very different from many because it has a completely different theme options framework making it a little more difficult. I seem to have a problem when I install their themes though like the one I mentioned above. When I activate the theme my frontpage is a disaster. My widgets are floating around everywhere and my posts all appear with the full post text. Now the widgets aren't the problem because it's simply just adjusting them to the widget area of the template but my main concern is the frontpage displaying my post text completely. Theres a read more link at the bottom but it's pointless because the viewer has already read the entire post when he/she gets to the link.
How can I get all my posts to shorten after a specific amount of characters without me having to go through every single old post on my website and attaching the more tag?
I've already spoken to some of the theme developers and they said that I have to contact wordpress for this situation.
I would appreciate any feedback if possible.