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autoblogging and <!--more--> tag

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dracony2, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. dracony2

    dracony2 Regular Member

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    Well i noticed that plugins like wprobot dont create excerpts normally. on front page etc you see whole posts, thus increasing bounce rate and lessening page views. Is there any way to make wprobot produce shorter excerpts for frontpage?
     
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  2. xacarias

    xacarias Registered Member

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    if you will open the file index.php of your template try to find this

    <?php the_content() ?> or something similar to that then replace it with this

    <?php the_excerpt() ?> ....Try it... :D
     
  3. dracony2

    dracony2 Regular Member

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    thanks ) just found it out myself )))
    also try using fancy excerpt plugin
     
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    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    there is also a plugin named evermore that you can use to set how many characters will display. I find that 1000-1800 works well.
     
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    myst3k Newbie

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    Just went through this on my blog. Didnt like the way either the_content or the_excerpt worked.

    I followed the directions in this post in order to fix my problem. It seems to work very well!

    http://rider.sofarider.com/blog/wordpress-tips/how-to-trim-the_content/
    http://rider.sofarider.com/blog/wordpress-tips/how-to-trim-the_content/
     
  6. dracony2

    dracony2 Regular Member

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    I used advanced excerpt plugin, its better than fancy excerpt. =)
    just set the number of words 100, and tick "allow all tags" (so embedding youtube will work)