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The Morning After: Recent Posts Question

  1. Hi,
    Do you know how to add a thumbnail to the recent post widget like here:

    http://www.dennislambing.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/wp-tma-cap.jpg

    Also, I can't seem to figure out how to create a featured post. Can anyone possibly lead me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!

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

  2. To create a featured post, you mark it as a sticky.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts

    Featured post excerpts can include a thumbnail if you set a featured image to them.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/#setting-a-featured-image

    The wp.COM version of the Recent Posts widget cannot include thumbnails. The only wp.com theme that can display recent posts with thumbnails is Bueno - see here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/featured-postsimages-in-bueno/

  3. I cannot view what's at that link. However, I can tell you that if you are referring to a free blog from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM you cannot add anything at all to the Recent Posts widget.

    Please read this entry very carefully > WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org > the differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  4. (@TT: As you guessed, the link is a snapshot of the wp.org version of the theme.)

  5. @Panos
    Thanks for the confirmation.

  6. @Panos - waiting for a blog post from you on The Morning After theme and all of its quirks.

  7. Hi Vivian!
    Will do!

  8. Hi,
    Does someone else know how to set up Update?
    I tried it once, then full sentences of Update appear now...I wanna just show a few sentences in Update on Home Page though...

  9. To limit the length of Updates you use the read-more tag.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

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