Can't add excerpt to Home Page of Responsive Theme

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  • #1169497

    jlosites2011
    Member

    I have just changed themes to Responsive. The documentation states:

    “Responsive’s Home template gives your site a professional feeling and allows you to focus the user’s attention on a featured callout, supported by three widget areas.

    To get started, create a new page and assign it the Home template under Page Attributes. Populate an Excerpt and set a Featured Image to have them appear in the content area, and then set that page to be your Static Front Page.”

    I have added the static page, set the page attribute to home, and uploaded the featured image… but can’t find the excerpt area. My understanding is that excerpt areas only exist in posts. So I’m not sure how to get the excerpt into the callout…

    http://lightstormsunlimited.com/

    Thanks!
    Jen

    The blog I need help with is lightstormsunlimited.com.

    #1169786

    timethief
    Member

    This thread will be moved to the Themes Forum where Themes Staff will assist you. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1169840

    jlosites2011
    Member

    Thank you!

    #1169857

    michiecat
    Staff

    Hi @jlosites2011,

    You are correct, excerpts are only intended for posts. Whatever you type in the main content area will appear in the featured section. We’ve updated the Responsive theme’s instructions to make this clearer. Sorry for the confusion!

    #1169876

    jlosites2011
    Member

    I appreciate the clarification, Michiecat.

    I also noticed that some of the fonts I chose are stripped out in explorer and Firefox. Is this a theme issue?

    Thanks!

    #1169877

    timethief
    Member

    These are 3 ways to change fonts on wordpress.com blogs.
    (1) Changing font families, colors and size in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page by coding into the HTML editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    (2) Changing font colors in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page using the #4 icon (Select text color – change the text color) in Row 2 the Visual editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    (3) Changing all font families, colors and sizes throughout the whole blog by purchasing an annually renewable Custom Design upgrade and using Typekit Fonts with Staff support. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

    Note: In the majority of themes font changes to font families, colors and size in the blog title, tagline, menu, post titles, page titles, categories and tags, widget headings, comments and links cannot be done without purchasing an annually renewable custom design upgrade and doing the required CSS editing. A few themes do provide for changing font color in the Blog Title and/or optional Tagline and/or links. http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/color-customisable-themes/

    #1169878

    jlosites2011
    Member

    Hi Timethief,

    I have the custom design upgrade, but it’s only working in Chrome. (Not explorer or firefox.)

    Thanks,

    Jen

    #1169896

    michiecat
    Staff

    Hi jlosites2011,

    I found the problem with the fonts and have just fixed it. Can you verify that it’s working for you in Firefox and IE?

    #1169897

    jlosites2011
    Member

    They now work perfectly!

    Thank you, Michiecat!

    #1169898

    michiecat
    Staff

    Awesome, glad to help. :) Marking this topic as resolved. If you have other questions, feel free to start a new topic.

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