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  • hey WP users,
    I’ve searched alot for a twenty eleven theme alternative, but without luck. Why do I want this? well i think that the theme is very locked, and uses some different codes than other themes would do. For example am i not able to make an excerpt on posts. I now that i can make a child theme, i’ve also tryed so, but without luck, again 🙂

    So i hope someone can come with an twenty eleven alternative, clear, simple, and white

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  • For example am i not able to make an excerpt on posts

    In the editor insert the More tag from the ribbon icons, in the editor, Screen Options (top left), checkbox Excerpt write an excerpt into the box!

    Now Twenty Eleven will show the excerpt!

    In code create a child theme copy content.php across and modify the code to only show an excerpt!



    hey David,
    thanks for the post. But as you may have notest, i’m not very good at coding. How do I modify it, so that it actually shows it? I see that your very active making tutorials on your website, do you have a tutorial for this?

    I do not understand exactly what you want, there are loads of downloadable child themes on my website, I am sure one would do.

    If you mean on pages, check out this one!



    well, you said that for showing the excerpt on the homepage, i had to modify the content.php file. How, and what exactly is it that i have to modify in the content.php file, so that it shows the excerpt on the twenty eleven theme?

    Never edit twenty eleven so create or download a child theme, copy content.php from twenty eleven to the child theme folder.

    open the file and look for this line!

    <?php if ( is_search() ) : // Only display Excerpts for Search ?>

    Add a condition to show the excerpt on the home page, if is_home() or || is_search()

    <?php if ( is_home() || is_search() ) : //Excerpts Home and Search ?>



    I created a child theme a while ago you might find useful.
    It has an option to show full posts or auto excerpts, post thumbnails, font and color changes and a bunch of other stuff. Make sure Twenty Eleven is installed then just install it like any other theme and activate.

    NomNom – Twenty Eleven Child Theme

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