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Can post summaries be used on homepage?

  1. thegeometryofleisure
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    I am interesting in keeping a close eye on how many views my posts receive. For a while, I was allowing my latest 10 posts appear on the homepage of my blog, which meant that people could view more than one post, but statistically, it would only count as one.

    Therefore, I limited the posts that would appear on my homepage to 1, having in mind that visitors would click on previous posts and therefore would be tracked.

    However, my stats have gone down since I've tried this, and I think it is because of the lack of visibility of the older posts. At the bottom of the one visible post on my homepage, it only reads "Only Posts", but does not include the post title or a summary.

    HERE IS MY QUESTION: Is it possible to have all but the most recent post appear as a summary? I mean, I would like the latest post to appear in full and then the previous ones to appear as excerpts to encourage readers to continue reading...

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    The blog I need help with is jwmulligan.wordpress.com.

  2. Thank you for posting this. I have been wondering the same thing. I've been driving myself nuts trying to figure it out. I hope someone answers soon. :)

  3. @thegeometryofleisure
    Is this the blog in question? http://jwmulligan.wordpress.com/

    If so I have had the smae experience and I use the Inuit TYpes theme which automatically creates dummaries of the beginnings of posts on my fron page with read more links visitors can click to biew full posts on their own pages. (The Fusion theme has this feature too.)

    If you are using another theme you will have to edit each post and insert "the more tag" where you want the content to split. Please see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

  4. @worsesum
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  5. Thank you timethief. I'm new here and I was searching for this question in particular and just so happened to come back and saw it at the top. I've read many of your responses back to others and it has been very helpful with a lot of my questions.

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  7. Yes, that's been very helpful. Right now I'm reading other questions and suggestions in the forum to help with questions I have been having outside of the tutorial.

  8. @worsesum
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