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  • Hi Everyone,

    I’ve been trying to find the file that holds the code that comes up when you select to view the “Page Source” on the web browser. What is it’s name? Where can I find it? (I assume in my root WP directory but I’ve gone through all the files and can’t seem to find it.

    Thank you.


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  • WP pulls content from multiple files in your theme, as well as data from your MySQL database. Your theme files are stored at /wp-content/themes/yourtheme.



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    a good document to start with:

    the file(s) making up your front page, are usually header.php, index.php, sidebar.php, and footer.php of the theme.

    the theme files are in the /wp-content/themes/ folder.

    or you can edit them from:
    ‘admin’ ‘appearance’ ‘editor’

    or you can edit them from:
    ‘admin’ ‘appearance’ ‘editor’

    In my account it only says Appearance > edit css.

    So where can I find the index.php and everything else? I’m trying to get my homepage change the full posts into my handmade summaries or the teaser WP should make. Neither of these options work, I’m using the more-tag now. But that’s not the way I want it: in order to keep the bold part on the full post, I need to make it bold above the ‘more’ tag as well, which is very ugly on the homepage. (read more is ‘lees meer’ on my Dutch blog)

    My blog (Dutch):

    1. How do I get WP to use my excerpt or a teaser? (So that I don’t have to use the more-tag in the back end anymore)
    2. Where do I find the files to change the_content into the_excerpt? (If this is what I have to do?)
    3. Note: I also miss the button ‘plugin’ so maybe it’s just my account being weird? In that case: I already reported that as a bug of version 2.9.2


    Jeremy Clark



    This is the forum for wordpress.ORG standalone installations, wordpress.COM is completely different with its own forums.
    You’ll need to ask over there.

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