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  1. I am new on WordPress and I have an intermediate understanding of blogs. I would like to have a homepage with a picture and a brief commentary of what the post is about, similar to this:
    http://foodpress.com/
    http://www.ricaperrone.com.br/
    (may ignore the second example as it is not wordpress, but use it to understand my idea).
    As you see in the FoodPress in today`s special (if you go down in the homepage), there is a picture with a summary of the post. I want to do that, any suggestion?
    Thanks, I will be waiting for an answer.

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

  2. Create and publish that page and then set it as your static front page. You will also have to create and publish a page to use as the "post" page.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  3. Can you give me an example of the structure of the content how I should post it to look something similar to that?
    Thanks...

  4. You could use the Inuit Types theme as it will automatically display only the beginning of posts creating a magazine style layout.

    Inuit Types is a crisp and clean magazine theme with alternate color schemes, your choice of sidebar on the left or right, a one or two-column post layout on the home page, and sharp feature post styling.

    Tags: light, theme-options, white, black, fixed-width, custom-colors, custom-menu, threaded-comments, rtl-language-support, art, blog, business, fashion, news, photography, portfolio, wedding, bright, clean, conservative, dark, formal, geometric, light, minimal

    The theme options include:
    __# Featured Post Entries
    __One Column Featured Posts
    __One Column Normal Posts
    __Single Post Featured Image

    Appearance > Themes

  5. Yes, but I would really like to do that in the theme Twenty Ten.
    Any suggestions? I was reading what thesacredpath said, I already know about that, but I had problems with the structure of how I should put it in the content.
    Hope someone helps me.
    Thanks.

  6. Yes, but I would really like to do that in the theme Twenty Ten.

    There is no theme option in the Twenty Ten theme that you can choose to automatically enable the display of only the beginnings of posts like there is in Inuit Types and in Fusion. I posted the theme options for Inuit Types above. Front page excerpts Excerpts in the Fusion can be slected here > Appearance > Theme Options

    In the Twenty Ten theme and in all themes except Monontone and Duotone you have to insert "the more tag" into each post in order to achieve that. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

  7. oh thanks, I think I will use the theme you suggested. I am using the Inuit Types. Can you explain me what do I have to activate? I did not find anything about excerpts in it.
    Thanks.

  8. Sorry, I just looked here, I think I prefer the Fusion theme, as you said its design is more customizable. Can you help me with the homepage posts and if you can, teach me how can I put a header in it?
    Thanks.

  9. Your choices for display are found here . Appearance > Theme Options >
    look for this:
    Display Full Post or Excerpt Archives show:
    in the dropdown menu "archives show" choose "excerpts"
    Then click "Save changes"

    You will need to presize and image for the Fusion header before uploading it to get the best image quality. The size required is 980 pixels x 148 pixels. You upload the image here > Dashboard > Appearance > Header

  10. Really thanks, you helped me a lot. I will be updating the blog in the next days with some contents. We are going to translate from blogger to wordpress.
    Have a great day.
    If you want, visit my blog later.

  11. You're welcome. If you are going to import content from Blogger please go here now and enable this feature. > Dashboard > Settings > Writing > Formatting
    ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically
    Then click "save changes"

    The instructions for importing your export file containing your Blogger content are found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/

  12. Hey sorry for posting again. I did what you said, but it is still not as you said, have a look:
    http://imperiodocartola.wordpress.com/

    I want small images side to side like the foodpress or the other blog I posted as an example.
    Thanks.

  13. Sorry, I just tried and it worked with Inuit Types, but it did not with Fusion. Is there anyway I can make it work with fusion or another theme (which is what I really wanted)?
    Thanks, this is urgent.

  14. I saw my topic went down in the forum with no answers. Can anyone help me? Thanks

  15. Twenty ten is not set up to automatically do that and there is no access to the theme files, so you can't modify them, and few people have the expertise anyway since they are written in PHP script.

    Take a look here at my test blog. Put in some text, inserted a thumbnail image, left aligned, and then used the "read more" tag. That is what you are going to have to do.

  16. Sorry, forgot the link to my test blog: http://flippintestblog.wordpress.com/ .

  17. what about what was suggested from timethief?

  18. Which suggestion actually?

  19. Before we go any further, what theme are you wanting to use? I see 2010 and I see Fusion and Timethief mentioned Inuit Types.

  20. I would like to use Fusion, but if I cant do it on fusion, I could use Inuit Types. I wanted to do what I said in the first post.
    To understand it better, what is done in these 2 blogs
    http://foodpress.com/
    http://www.ricaperrone.com.br/

    In the homepage, with the images and the summary of the post next to it.
    Thanks.

  21. If you can also tell me what theme the blog foodpress is using, I can try and do something similar. Or if you know a similar theme.

  22. The closest you can get to what is on foodpress is to do as Timethief does on her blog, and switch to the HTML tab, copy out the image code and some text and then put that into the "excerpt" field. I've redone my test blog with Fusion and updated with the above procedure so that the image shows on the main page.

    If you want two columns of posts, then you will have to use Inuit types or under the influence. Both of those allow you to have either one or two columns of posts.

  23. Foodpress is a custom theme done by the wordpress staff. It is not available to the rest of us.

  24. Hey I liked what you did with your blog. That is similar to what I wanted, I think it suits the purpose of my blog. Are you using fusion? I dont think so, is it under the influence? I will be very pleased, and I think my problem will be solved with that answer.
    Thanks, you are the best.

  25. His site is not hosted at WordPress.com.

  26. Oh ok. I will leave the topic as not resolve in case I have another question related to this topic. If in 2 hours or so no problems appear, I will change it. Thanks for your attention, this goes to everyone.

  27. I'm using the self-hosted version of Inuit Types. You can get a similar look with the version that is here at wordpress.COM.

  28. If you have a look, I am using it =D.
    Thanks, do you know if there will be an update of the version here offered for wordpress.com?
    Thanks.

  29. Isnt there a way of putting an image at the top? A header or an image in the title?

  30. The version I'm using is a "premium" version which means I had to pay for it. It is unlikely they will have that version here since the theme designer probably would not agree to that. Also, there is a whole lot of stuff in the "premium" version that would likely get stripped out if it were used here, and mine has a good bit of CSS work done to it as well.

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