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  1. Hi,

    I am having an issue with my posts. When I publish them, they are not displaying properly on the main page. The main page posts are not what I have actually published. They work perfectly once I click on the specific post and look at the posts individually.

    I am not entirely sure what I am doing wrong.

    Thanks!
    Blog url: http://wednesdayaddamsblog.wordpress.com/

  2. You have done noting wrong and your blog is operating properly. The way the comments function is coded into the core of WordPress and we cannot change this. Unless you use P2, a twitter-like theme, comments are collapsed on the front page of your blog where our posts are "showcased". By clicking the post title or the comments link the posts on the front page open on their own page where all comments display.

    The reason for this structure is that in a new blog one does not have many posts or comments. In an established blog if the comments did not collapse on the front page it would become a mile long in no time flat and page loading time is a page ranking factor. We have only seconds before visitors refuse to wait and click out.

  3. okay thanks!

    is there any way that i can get around that or maybe modify how it looks on the main page? i really can't stand the way that it displays the posts now.

  4. No there is not. The way the comments function is coded into the core of WordPress and we cannot change this.

  5. Hold it! You are not referring to collapsed comments. You chose a newer theme that displays only excerpts on the front page. The old ones display whole posts. The good news is that there's a workaround you can use.

    Please read the theme description here > http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/origin/
    The Origin theme is behaving exactly the way it is designed to behave, which is excerpts only on the front page of the blog but Origin does have an active excerpt box below the post editor, so you can control the length of the excerpt displayed. This is the workaround you can use to override excerpt display on the front page.

    You compose your whole post first and before you publish it you switch to the HTML (Text) editor, copy the code, paste it into the Excerpt box, and publish the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/excerpts/#creating-excerpts This will have to be done on every post.

  6. If you're using WordPress.com, is it possible to edit a theme that shows only excerpts so that it will display full posts? I'm quite happy with my theme and would prefer to stick with it, but this is the one downside of the particular theme I've chosen: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/fresh-and-clean/

  7. The Fresh and Clean theme is designed to display excerpts only on the front page and there is a workaround you can use to override that. The theme has an active excerpt box below the editor. You compose your whole post first but before you publish it you switch to the HTML editor, copy the code, paste it into the Excerpt box, and then publish the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/excerpts/#creating-excerpts from > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/fresh-clean-posts?replies=4#post-965822

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