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  • I recently got some advice on how to optimize my wordpres blog, as I’m not very technical there are some things I’m not sure about, could you guy’s help me please?

    Here’s what I need to know…

    Something called the excerpt function, this is to stop the same content appearing on two pages, I was told to “Replace the_content with the_excerpt in archives, categories, and index. “thecontent” should only exist on single and page”

    I don’t have a clue on how to do this, I use cpanel file manager, can anyone tell me how to do it in non-tech speak?

    I was also told to ditch my standard archives system and replace it with the clean archives plugin, however, the link does not work (…chives-plug-in) is there another way to get it?

    I created a google sitemap using the sitemap generator plugin, do I need to place a link to the map on my homepage or is it ok just as it is?

    Also, a couple of other things while I’m here, I installed adsense-deluxe plugin but for some reason the adsense is not displaying correctly – look here –
    Anyone know why?

    Plus, if you click on the archives link at the top of the blog, it returns an error msg, that is the way it was from when I installed it, not sure if there’s a problem with the theme or if I need to do something?

    Thanks a lot

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  • For the excerpt problem what i did was edited the main index template (index.php) and changed <?php the_content?> to <?php the_excerpt?>

    that really isn’t the best way to go about things.

    Doing that will strip some formatting from your posts.

    The better method of introducing a teaser to your front page, is to make use of the <!–more–> feature to break up your posts, and automagically insert a link to the rest of it.

    Hey, thanks for your replies 🙂

    I think I’m ok with the excerpt function now, I’ll have a go at it tomorrow and see if I can get it.

    There’s two things that are still driving me mad though, the adsense will not display correctly on my blog and the archives link at the top is bringing a 404 page!

    Can anyone advise me on how to fix either of these things?


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