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help with "Recent Posts" widget

  1. Hii!

    When you look at a list of my recent posts, there are several entries that run onto a 2nd line, and no way for a reader to tell that those 2nd lines are run overs, and not a new title. I need to have a bulleted list, such as the one on the example in how to use that widget, so that each topic is clearly marked. Any ideas on how to do this? Thanks so much for any help you can offer. :)

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

  2. The way the Recent Posts widget is coded to display in your MistyLook theme is exactly the way it is displaying. There is no option to have it display a bulleted list. http://mistylookdemo.wordpress.com/ If that a deal breaker for you then you can switch to a theme with widgets coded to display the way you prefer.

  3. I was afraid of that... thank you so very much for your answer; I so appreciate the help!

    Do you think that I could add a bullet before each new title, so that it would display with a bullet, or would that look too weird on the title page?

    Or if I wrote to WordPress, might they consider revising their format?

  4. This is a long shot, but what if you try the Archives shortcode and use it on a text widget?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/archives-shortcode/
    Maybe something can be done with the "before" and "after" parameters?

  5. The Recent Comments widget WordPress.com provides up dates automatically when posts are published. You can create your own text widget for the same purpose and include the HTML required for displaying bulleted titles to your posts but that would mean you would have to manually update the text widget every time you publish a post. Frankly, I wouldn't bother with that. I would select a theme that display the way I want it to or as close to what I want as possible and blog.

  6. @revpeggyray

    Do you think that I could add a bullet before each new title, so that it would display with a bullet, or would that look too weird on the title page?

    You could use special characters in your title. I believe most browsers will display these:
    http://brucejohnson.ca/SpecialCharacters.html#unclassified
    If you like, take a look at my post here:
    http://1tess.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/☛-calling-attention-to-yourself-☚/

    I'd suggest something simple like this:
    ► & # 9658;
    (remove the spaces after & and #)

  7. Thank you all so much for your help and support!

    Especially to 1tess, for your very helpful and hard to make a mess of it advice for a non-techie like me! I added little stars as you suggested-- problem solved, and I am quite pleased with the result. :)

    Thanks again to all for your expertise and assistance!

  8. You are very welcome.

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