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  1. Hi there,

    I'm running the Origin theme on my WordPress-hosted blog. The theme seems to require articles not to fully appear on the main page; but have to be 'clicked into' after text has gone beyond a certain length in the post (about 4-lines).

    Ideally, I would like to keep the look of this theme, but have full posts appear on the main page, so that readers' don't have to click into separate entries.

    Is this possible, or is it the case that you can only do this on an externally hosted WordPress blog?

    Thanks,

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

  2. 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. 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 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.

  3. Thanks every so much timethief! These forums are really helpful.

    That works, but in-so-doing, another problem seems to present itself which I'm not sure the theme is able to overcome; if you opt for excerpt mode, end-post details found in individual post pages, such as social media sharing and comments, will not appear at the bottom of the post. They will only appear within the individual post page.

    Is this the case?

    I apologise for all my questions. Just trying to get it right.

  4. I don't have the time to put this theme up on my test blog and see what happens for you. I suggest you create some test posts and experiment. What I know for sure follows:

    Unless you use P2, a twitter-like theme comments are collapsed on the front page of your blog. The way the comments function is coded into the core of WordPress. By clicking the post title or the comments link the posts on the front page open on their own page where all comments display.

    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.

    Troubleshooting
    If you are having trouble showing the sharing buttons on your blog, please check the following:
    I can’t see the buttons on the front page.
    Make sure to select “Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results” for “Show buttons on” setting. http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/#troubleshooting

  5. Hey-- thanks for getting back to me.

    It's not the comments, but the social media buttons that would be handy. But, I don't think this is possible.

    Never mind!

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