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Pages, categories and displaying full blog posts

  1. Hi all,

    I'm working on a new blog and want to be able to display full posts. I can't find an option to do this and I am using the default theme (currently).

    What I'm trying to achieve is to post a blog and have it displayed on the main/home page, but also on a related page, i.e. a photography post will also be diplayed on a page for photography, food posts on the food page, but also building up a list of latest blogs on the homepage.

    I've gone about this by creating categories and using them as a menu and during post writing adding categories to the post so it appears in both.

    Is there a better way to do this?

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

  2. You don't need a category "latest posts" because that is your front-home-blog page automatically.

    Otherwise it looks like you are doing everything right!
    Here is more information on the excerpt function:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/the-excerpt-function/
    and
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/excerpts/

  3. Thanks for the reply. I've changed it now to the default homepage and categories, although they appear as full length posts on the home page I'm still getting truncated posts in the categories.

    This isn't such a problem for now I suppose, but it would be nice to have the option to just list the full post.

    Having a look at those links, they seem to be about how to truncate posts, not how to turn truncated posts into standard posts. Whether this is a feature of categories and cannot be changed I don't know.

  4. If you wish you can locate and change to a theme that possesses the feature you want. I have linked to a post below that's helpful if that waht you want to do.

    Do be aware that we cannot edit themes or the templates that underlay them on this multi-user blogging platform where all blogs wearing the same theme are using the same template. Staff are the only ones who can access and edit those theme and template files as every edit made affects all blogs wearing the same theme. And CSS editing cannot change functionality; it can only be used to change appearance.

    In the majority of themes, posts in category or monthly archive pages show up just as they do in the main posts page. But in some themes only the beginnings of posts are shown, and in a few themes you only get titles or thumbnails. http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/full-posts-in-archive-pages/

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