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Wordpress help needed

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Bugalugs, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Bugalugs

    Bugalugs Regular Member

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    Can someone please tell me how to get one of my blogs to just post portions of my posts on the home page. It is currently showing the whole post and gives them no reason to click through to the proper page. They have no need to shift off the home page at the moment.

    I want to know how to just publish a small amount of the post with a "read more" link.

    Would really appreciate some help here.
    Thanks
     
  2. sunshyne

    sunshyne Regular Member

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    several ways to do it. many new themes have that function built in where it wont show the entire post but you can manually adjust each post to display the "Read More"

    - Log into your AdminCp
    - click the Posts area on the left menu bar
    - navigate to your article and under it click "Edit"
    - once in the editor make sure you are using the WYSIWYG mode and on the top part of the editors menu you will see a little square (11th menu item if using the current version of WP) and if you hover your mouse over it it will read "Insert More tag"
    - insert that function where you want in your article and hit "SAVE"

    hope this helps, if not let me know and lets see if we cant work this out for you
     
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  3. Crixus

    Crixus Regular Member

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    To do this automatically instead of manually per post, you can do it with the_excerpt. You will have to get your hands dirty in the php code though. Here are the details:
    Code:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_excerpt
     
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  4. theroot

    theroot Registered Member

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    You can try changing the_content() by the_excerpt() tag when you edit single.php or post.php on your theme.
     
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  5. dionysus

    dionysus Junior Member

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    You could also use the Evermore plugin. It's what I use for excerpts on the front page since I'm lazy and don't want to have to do any coding.
     
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  6. nnickles66

    nnickles66 Newbie

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    Hey that's a handy lead! Thank you sir, you've saved me some time! ;)
     
  7. Bugalugs

    Bugalugs Regular Member

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    Thanks a million for all the posts above. Really appreciate the help.
     
  8. zelma143

    zelma143 Power Member

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    -> go to that post by admin panel
    -> open that post by html section
    -> put <!--more--> from where you need to hide post from main page.
    -> save it
     
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