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May 5, 2019 at 12:39 am #490972
I would like to use excerpts on the blog page where it is showing the full-length article. Is it possible to use a shortcode and what would it be? I tried using this one -
[ic_add_posts ids='2070'] but it still showed the whole post. Is this because I am using the Blog template which has its own format? Should I create another separate blog page and apply this shortcode to it so that it works like it did on the Adult Child Loss page?
Thanks in advance.http://griefcandorandlove.com/blog/May 6, 2019 at 11:50 am #490987
Try Genesis => Theme Settings,
scroll down to Content Archives,
set Display to "Entry Excerpts"
Be sure there is content in the excerpt field.May 6, 2019 at 10:01 pm #491002
I will try it and get back to you. Thank you.May 6, 2019 at 10:20 pm #491003
Ok that worked! But there is a [...] at the end of the paragraphs. How do I get rid of it or is something supposed to go there?May 7, 2019 at 6:17 am #491007
Is it possible that the pages with the [...] don't have an excerpt and truncated content is being displayed?
A 'content limit' truncates the content of a post to the number of characters specified.
An 'excerpt' is a separate field in your post that presents an excerpt that is different from your post content.
More about excerpts here.May 7, 2019 at 6:37 am #491008
To be clear...
WordPress provides a couple ways to display an 'excerpt' instead of full content in your blog or archive.
Though not technically called an 'excerpt,' you can display specified text with the More tag or Genesis provides a 'content limit' capability to specify the number of characters displayed.
1. Manual Excerpt - A separate field in your post to specify different text to be displayed in your 'excerpt.'
2. Automatic Excerpt - By default, truncates your content to 55 words and displays this as an excerpt. If content > 55 words, three ellipses are displayed to indicate there is more...May 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm #491015
Regarding this in that link...
When using the excerpt feature WordPress does not automatically provide a link to a page containing the full post. To generate a link include the following code in the loop directly below <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
There is a link in the title which goes to the full-length post article. I guess that’s what the [...] means is that there is more and it’s truncated content. Yes I added a content limit in the Genesis settings of 140 characters.
The photo is not showing up on the blog even though I specified to make the photo aligned left.
Also, I have a question. The blog page is just a summary of everything that has been written in other sections correct? That’s why I chose the Blog template...so that everything that is written will be recorded here on this blog page and nothing has to be entered. If I set it up as just another page, it would not record the entries here am I right?
Thanks for your help Terry!May 8, 2019 at 5:42 am #491026
I think of a blog as just a collection of your posts... a 'bucket' of posts, if you will. It automatically displays a listing of your posts based on how you have it configured.
Your blog (or blog roll as it used to be called) may be on your Home page or another page (Blog, News, etc) that you designate if you site is more than a blog.
You can get fancy with it and style it up, filter what posts are displayed by category or tag.
Like anything software, there are at least a couple ways to do everything...
To designate a page as a blog page, select the "Blog" template in the page editor.
To designate what your Front page or Home page displays, visit Settings => Reading.
There are many good resources to learn more about WordPress, WordPress.org & wpbeginner.com are two I like. WordPress for Dummies is a good book.
On the forum it's best to post each of your questions separately. We're a volunteer forum and volunteers answer questions as they are able.
Hope this helps.May 11, 2019 at 9:24 pm #491119
Regarding the [...] at the end of the excerpt, can I add a Read More somewhere?May 22, 2019 at 6:30 am #491294
If you display entry content (vs entry excerpts) with a content limit (Genesis => Theme Settings, scroll to Content Archives), the "Read More" link will be displayed on Blog and archive pages.
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