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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. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    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. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    (@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. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    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. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    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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