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  • I’m having a few issues with my blog and wondered if anyone can help me out? I use wordpress 2.8.4 and just downloaded the Mimbo 3 theme. But for some reason my post titles are now appearing at the start of the first sentence of each post (although only when viewing the post excerpts on the homepage, not on the actual posts themselves). So basically its appearing twice – first as it should do, as the title, and second in the opening line. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this problem? I know pretty much nothing about SEO etc… Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • @mercime


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    I see what you mean. The title is recurring in the excerpt of the post in your home page. Per Darren Hoyt’s theme page:
    "By default, the_excerpt function uses the first 55 words of the post, including the original formatting. This can make things look messy on your homepage. If you’d like to write a separate excerpt for your posts, use the Optional Excerpt field in your Write panel."
    So are you using the auto excerpt function or adding separate excerpts for your posts? Have you installed any plugin for excerpts lately?

    Thanks a lot for your message Mercime, I really appreciate it! From the info you sent over, I took a sample of the text and pasted it into the Excerpt box, which seems to have solved the problem (previously I was just using the auto excerpt function).

    Interestingly, I’ve got a test site too which I uploaded the theme to initially and there was no problem with it. I didn’t need to add separate excerpts and the posts looked absolutely fine?? But that’s great though, thanks a lot for helping me out!

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