July 1, 2021 at 4:36 pm #504299
Looks like a golden opportunity for StudioPress to enhance this block. Specifying “the_content();” in a PHP tag carries the formatting in and just the portion before a <!--more--> tag. This would solve my problem and Photonless Design's from a month ago.
Otherwise we need to use old-fashioned techniques like a custom home page file or specify the home page as the blog page and pull other desired content in with widgets.
The page I referenced in the URL field is how we want the three partial posts to look in the new Genesis site being developed.https://istfp.org/November 10, 2021 at 11:41 am #504571Brad DaltonParticipant
I assume you found the block setting : Excerpt Length no?
July 30, 2022 at 4:34 pm #505617slb535Participant
I realize this post is from a while ago, but I'm having the same issue. I don't want the excerpt -- that doesn't have formatting and stops after a certain number of characters with a (more) or something like that. I want all of the text before the more tag that's in my post, formatted correct (say if there's a list, I need it to be a list). Or rather, I want the_content() and not the_excerpt().
Is that possible?July 31, 2022 at 1:26 am #505619Brad DaltonParticipant
Yes it is possible if you modify the block.
August 12, 2022 at 12:39 pm #505672
Thank you both of you who posted to this open item. It is still not resolved and something that StudioPress or WP Engine should attend to.
Both slb535 and I made it clear, we want the_content and not the_excerpt. Easy to say modify the block, but not so easy to do, and then we wouldn't get future updates if we had to rename the whole plugin.
This block is the only way latest posts can be shown on the home page along with anything else. Otherwise we have to set the home page to show latest posts and it is no longer a "page" within which other blocks can be added.
If StudioPress or WP Engine would just add a choice for US to choose the_excerpt or the_content, and then if the_content is chosen, remove the field for number of characters for the_excerpt, the block would be fully useful. Right now, if someone wants the list format, we get a plain, run-on display where, as slb535 pointed out, lists do not show, sub-headings do not show, etc.August 12, 2022 at 12:43 pm #505673
I should also correct my original entry above from July 1, 2021. The URL I reference does NOT show the posts how I want them (unless I have achieved another fix in the meantime). It shows the run-on format-less excerpt.
I would like these to look like they do on a blog page or a category page such as https://istfp.org/category/seminars/, with THE_CONTENT.
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