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Remove 'continue reading' from page posts

  1. Hey, I'm trying to remove the 'continue reading' link on my wordpress.com site. I saw a few things for entering html codes, but that's just a little above me at the moment.

    My pages are set up to contain categories, but I don't want my readers to have to click "continue reading" to read my posts.

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

  2. Pilcrow has an working excerpt function on category and archive pages.

    Copy all the html from a post, paste it into the excerpt module. Your category posts will now display complete posts. But keep in mind that though most formating is retained, some things like videos or other shortcode objects won't appear.

  3. Sounds pretty straight forward. Whats the excerpt module?

  4. The excerpt module appears on your post editing page. If you don't see it, then go to the upper right corner of your screen and click "screen options" and tick the excerpt module.

    It is an html editor, so if you want your whole post to appear you'll have to copy the html of your post and paste it into that module. It's more usually used to make custom summaries of your posts. But if your posts don't include shortcode objects, it will work to display your complete posts.

    Here is the support document:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/excerpts/
    Also this article:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/the-excerpt-function/

  5. I couldn't quite get it, but it's acceptable as is I suppose.

    Thanks for the help, I learned a few things today, even if they weren't exactly what I was looking for.

  6. Please tell me what I did not explain? You know, what you did not understand. Did you find the excerpt module?

  7. I found the excerpt model, and it displayed the whole post on the categories page, but it still says continue ready, which is sort of pointless b/c the whole post is there.

    It's especially misleading aswell because one of my posts ends with an uncompleted word, so it leaves the reader to believe there's more if they continue reading.

  8. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    Then switch to a theme that displays full posts on category pages - see here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/full-posts-in-archive-pages/

  9. hmm, I really like pilcrow. I was thinking I could take an image swap, but nothing seems to be to similar to pilcrow. Guess I'll work on designing my own theme-layout. Thanks for all the help.

  10. @gilbertjjs

    Guess I'll work on designing my own theme-layout

    Just in case you are not clear on this you cannot build or use your own custom theme layout from scratch at WordPress.com. The only themes we can use are those found here > Appearance > Themes
    This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    There are two free themes, Sandbox and Toolbox designed to allow maximum flexibility for CSS editing and creating new “skins”. Toolbox is more modern and includes a lot of support for CSS3 and HTML5, so it is really only limited by your skills and knowledge.

    As you have CSS editing experience the upgrade will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but will not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to WordPress.com. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/custom-css/

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