How to stop blog posts being condensed?

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  • #1101454

    How do I stop my blog posts from being condensed? As it stands, readers have to click a link to read the entire article (warning: effort involved!).

    Example: http://myheathenheart.com/category/other-stuff/

    The blog I need help with is myheathenheart.com.

    #1101627

    kathrynwp
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    Hi there – category pages, like the one you linked to, usually do just provide an excerpt of the post.

    Most folks who have a blog usually create a page where their blog “lives” – and that page would show your full posts, one underneath the other, with no “Continue reading” links.

    If you’d like to set that up, just create a page called Blog (or something else). Leave the page content blank, as this is just a placeholder.

    Then go into Settings > Reading – and next to “Front page displays” > “Posts page” – choose the Blog page you just created from the drop-down list.

    You should now have a new menu item called Blog, and your blog posts will now be displayed there in their full form.

    Just let me know if you need more help.

    #1101658

    Hi Kathryn

    Thank you so much for taking the time to explain this for me. I think I’ve broken Twenty Ten, though, because I seem to have ‘Home’ as a static page of ‘About Me’ (because the drop down menu wouldn’t let me choose anything else).

    I’ve just now tried creating a new page as you instructed and then de-selected ‘static’ so I could select ‘Your Latest Posts’, but it isn’t bringing up a drop-down menu at all :(

    I broke WordPress and Twenty Ten, didn’t I?

    #1101661

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Don’t worry – you broke neither Twenty Ten nor WordPress. :-)

    I think the only problem was that you hadn’t published your Blog placeholder page, it was still a draft. I went ahead and did that for you, and chose Blog for your posts page under Settings > Reading.

    Just take a look and let me know if this works for you!

    #1101662

    Thank you so very much! : )

    #1101663

    It’s perfect, Kathryn! You’ve made my day!

    #1101665

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    You’re very welcome – you’ve made mine. :-)

    #1101666

    Really? That’s wonderful :)

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