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WordPress: Features Missing

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ocL:\Rob, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. ocL:\Rob

    ocL:\Rob Newbie

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    Hi! Recently, I have purchased a handful of domains and am working on some websites. The first one I have pretty solid is a wordpress blog. Personally, I think it's coming along pretty well for its niche. Has some decent page views for what it is so far since google is still indexing the site, but the SEO is definitely up to par once that is all ready.

    My issue, though, that I believe will cause me issues down the road, is that some things are missing. Or maybe I'm just not doing this right.. it's been a while since I've used wordpress, but I know what I am doing. I used to provide tech support for a clients wordpress site.

    "Read More"/Jump
    Right now, there is no way to read the post other than to click the title, and the link is just resized black text.. that's no good for business! How can I allow someone to "read more"? Is this not a standard feature? the -----------MORE----------- setting on post create/edit seems to do nothing. It inserts it in the post, but it doesn't do anything. It's still the same. I also tried a "read more" plugin, but the ones I am finding are forcing me to insert code every time I make a post.. I know this can be a permanent process.

    Comments/Views/Date
    Nothing is showing up unless you view the post, by clicking the title. I want that to be displayed on the post excerpts on the front page:

    e.g. Posted 00/00/00 00:00am, 0 comments, etc

    I have reason to believe it is because of the theme I am using, but do not want to change it and cause problems as I am rather satisfied where the site is right now, it's just these few issues that I am being presented.

    I realize I have 8 posts and I see I must have 15 to post a link, but I'm not going to post the link, just the domain, so hopefully that is okay. Could someone take a look at this and let me know what it is I can do here?

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  2. blogzandstuff

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    Firstly it would be a good idea to remove the site from your post as you have AdSense on there
     
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  3. stranger

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    It's the theme. You can edit it, but my suggestion would be to change it. It's a new site with not much content - do it and install Yoast SEO while you're at it too. Get rid of the tags widget as well.

    Also as blogzandstuff pointed out, I'd suggest you edit your post and remove your URL.
     
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  4. ocL:\Rob

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    Wow. Thank you both for replying so fast.
    @blogzandstuff - Taken care of. Thank you for pointing that out. (Reason I included the notice at the bottom). However, it is in your quote still.

    @stranger - Thank you very much for your suggestions. I'll try out Yoast. I actually just added that tags widget to see what it would look like and was getting ready to remove it anyway, haha! I figured it was the theme. I'm used to losing customization upon theme changes with some of the platforms I use, so I wanted to avoid that. But advice from someone on BHW goes much further than anything. Thank you!
     
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  5. stranger

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    Read this too - https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/3-years-on-bhw-the-only-seo-guide-thats-worth-your-time.873651/
     
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    I've removed it from the quote for ya ;)
     
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  7. Ion77

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    Regarding the "Read More" issue maybe you should try "expand maker" plugin. I used it long ago and i was quite happy with it.