excerpt only

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  • #3017413

    I’m pretty sure this question has had to of been asked before I just can’t find it. Or it might be so simple no one needed to ask.
    I’m trying to make only the excerpt show on the front page so you have to click on the actual post to read it. I have seen it in other themes but cant seem to find the option on this one? Is it possible?

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

    #3017520

    stefbarz
    Member

    Hi there!

    To create an excerpt please follow this guide:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/excerpts/

    Hope this helps!

    #3017524

    Hi positivelyfrugal,

    You’d need to use the More tag to create excerpts with your current theme, Illustratr.

    Illustratr doesn’t support the custom excerpt feature @stefbarz linked to.

    #3017527

    stefbarz
    Member

    Hi @gaysixtyeight,

    I am sorry to contradict you, but Illustratr does support by default the excerpt feature I linked above. This is a list of all themes supporting excerpts by default.

    #3017531

    Thank you guys both for the suggestions!!
    I was about to use the more tag and it worked :)

    #3017695

    @positivelyfrugal – you’re welcome :)

    Hi @gaysixtyeight,

    I am sorry to contradict you, but Illustratr does support by default the excerpt feature I linked above

    Hi @stefbarz,

    Illustartr doesn’t appear for me at that link when I filter themes by support for custom excerpts.

    On my test site, custom excerpts don’t seem to appear in Illustratr. The first post at the URl below contains a custom excerpt (as shown in the featured image), but Illustratr doesn’t use it.

    https://gbfaq.wordpress.com/

    Do custom excerpts appear for you in Illustratr if you set up a test/sandbox site?

    #3017705

    stefbarz
    Member

    Hi @garysixtyeight,

    Indeed, you are absolutely right :).

    Although Illustrator is listed in the themes supporting excerpts by default, it actually doesn’t support them (I mean, after few tests with it and comparing different themes in the list, it doesn’t look like to me). I was assuming that the Excerpt box (or custom excerpt) was usable by all the themes supporting excerpt by default and listed there (and hence the reason of my answer), but it appears (from my tests), can be used only by the ones with Content Options and Illustratr is certainly not one of them.

    If this is the case, could it be the support guide about excerpt (the one I posted) is slightly misleading or am I missing something? I am curious to know what you think about it and of course, sorry for the previous overconfidence :).

    #3017706

    Although Illustrator is listed in the themes supporting excerpts by default, it actually doesn’t support them

    If this is the case, could it be the support guide about excerpt (the one I posted) is slightly misleading or am I missing something?

    Illustratr isn’t listed when I filter themes by support for excerpts. It doesn’t appear when I do a specific search query for it either:

    https://wordpress.com/themes/filter/blog-excerpts?s=illustrar

    whereas a theme like Intergalactic does:

    https://wordpress.com/themes/filter/blog-excerpts?s=intergalactic

    I’m not sure why it might be appearing for you. If you have questions about it, you could tag this thread with modlook if you’d like to ask a member of staff.

    #3017707

    stefbarz
    Member

    It doesn’t appear in a specific search for me as well, but in the link that I posted (the first one), that I took from the support guide about excerpts it does (here is a screenshot):

    https://cloudup.com/coNcAlGR8IR

    #3017708

    Ah, I see what you mean. I have no idea tbh :)

    #3017720

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    That screenshot is quite odd, as it shows a bunch of other themes that also don’t display excerpts by default, such as Twenty Fifteen. I don’t have an explanation, but the theme showcase was definitely misbehaving when you took the shot!

    #3017721

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Oh, also just wanted to mention that you can find features supported by a theme toward the bottom of each showcase page.

    https://wordpress.com/theme/illustratr

    https://cloudup.com/crmARAvYtYj

    #3017727

    stefbarz
    Member

    Thanks, @kathrynwp! It was odd indeed and misbehaved for few days, but now is behaving properly, fewer themes in the list and most important the right ones :)

    #3017728

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Glad things are working OK now!

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