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How to stop blog posts being condensed?

  1. myheathenheart
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    How do I stop my blog posts from being condensed? As it stands, readers have to click a link to read the entire article (warning: effort involved!).

    Example: http://myheathenheart.com/category/other-stuff/

    The blog I need help with is myheathenheart.com.

  2. Hi there - category pages, like the one you linked to, usually do just provide an excerpt of the post.

    Most folks who have a blog usually create a page where their blog "lives" - and that page would show your full posts, one underneath the other, with no "Continue reading" links.

    If you'd like to set that up, just create a page called Blog (or something else). Leave the page content blank, as this is just a placeholder.

    Then go into Settings > Reading - and next to "Front page displays" > "Posts page" - choose the Blog page you just created from the drop-down list.

    You should now have a new menu item called Blog, and your blog posts will now be displayed there in their full form.

    Just let me know if you need more help.

  3. Hi Kathryn

    Thank you so much for taking the time to explain this for me. I think I've broken Twenty Ten, though, because I seem to have 'Home' as a static page of 'About Me' (because the drop down menu wouldn't let me choose anything else).

    I've just now tried creating a new page as you instructed and then de-selected 'static' so I could select 'Your Latest Posts', but it isn't bringing up a drop-down menu at all :(

    I broke WordPress and Twenty Ten, didn't I?

  4. Don't worry - you broke neither Twenty Ten nor WordPress. :-)

    I think the only problem was that you hadn't published your Blog placeholder page, it was still a draft. I went ahead and did that for you, and chose Blog for your posts page under Settings > Reading.

    Just take a look and let me know if this works for you!

  5. Thank you so very much! : )

  6. It's perfect, Kathryn! You've made my day!

  7. You're very welcome - you've made mine. :-)

  8. Really? That's wonderful :)

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