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Show full post, not just excerpt

  • I’m trying to show the full post in a section of my site, but can’t get it to work for some reason.

    If I have <?php the_excerpt(); ?> it works fine, but If I change that to <?php the_content(); ?> It doesn’t show the post content.

    On the page below, the first two entries are using the_excerpt, but the final four are using the_content. I’ve searched around the web, and the_content should be doing the job, so I’m not sure what’s wrong.

    http://ioaf.moonworks.co/meet-the-team

    Thanks

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  • Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    can you paste the full code of that template into a http://pastebin.com/ and post the link to it here?

    and please say hello to Michael and Lynne from me –
    blessings, Michael

    Here is the link:
    http://pastebin.com/gKQyFcEz

    I’ll pass your greetings on to Mike & Lynn. I’m mainly working with Penny, and Elsa over the next few days as I’ve recently been added as a tutor. I’m sure I’ll meet up with everybody else shortly though.

    Thank you for your help on this, and past problems. I have your site bookmarked now, as it is the perfect site for Avalonian WordPress nuts.

    I should add, that it is lines 22-55 that deal with the centre column.

    Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    can you double check that is the right template you are working on?

    simply put something very obvious into the html code.

    (during programing and testing, i personally find it a good idea, to have the template name as a html comment at the beginning of the template.)

    a:
    despite having the_excerpt() in the code, the ‘directors’ are showing the full content text (unless you have set the excerpt to show more than the default 55 words).

    b:
    in the pasted code, there is the_excerpt() as well for the ‘advisors’ and showing nothing.

    For some reason, I’d copied/pasted during mid-edit. This is the section I’m dealing with:
    http://pastebin.com/bQfdfWdB

    With the excerpt on the directors, I have placed the text into the excerpt box, bypassing the limit. This was more to see how things looked on the page.

    Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    try without setup_postdata(); which you shouldn’t have to use with a query; (the_post() would set the data, as far as i know)

    http://pastebin.com/aneBePtR

    Thank you, that sorted it out.

    Strange, because I had to add setup_postdata(); on another section that wasn’t working. I’m still learning this whole theme design lark 🙂

    I’ve passed your message on to Penny, and she is meeting up with Michael & Lynne tomorrow.

    Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    great, thanks 😉

    you would use setup_postdata() in a foreach loop for get_posts(), for instance.

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