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  • #3066239

    sonicpikin
    Member

    Hi

    Is there a way that I can display my blogs on the front page without showing the content/text unless I actually click on the blog post itself? The entire text of each blog is on display and taking up space on the front page

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

    #3066346

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,

    Have you consulted this theme description page with set up instructions?
    https://wordpress.com/theme/illustratr

    To find a list of all themes supporting excerpts by default go to https://wordpress.com/themes/filter/blog-excerpts

    See also: https://en.support.wordpress.com/excerpts/
    and https://en.support.wordpress.com/excerpts/#creating-excerpts

    Note that the excerpt feature only works with certain themes. If your theme does not support excerpts, you can use the More tag instead.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/more-tag/

    #3066522

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Are you all set? Looks like you’re using Dyad 2 on bohochildtravel.wordpress.com now. Let us know if you need further help.

    #3066540

    sonicpikin
    Member

    Thanks for the links, i worked out how to create exerpts in blog posts but I’m still struggling with this theme and how to display my site (www.bossmotherhood.wordpress.com – i haven’t published because i can’t get this theme to work) using the illustrartr theme as it appears on the illustratr demo site. I tried to follow the instructions but the options don’t exist.

    It says Create or edit a page, and assign it to the « Portfolio Page Template » from the « Page Attributes » module but theres zero option to assign the page to the portfolio page in the page attributes section. The only thing I can see are my contact and about sections

    It also says go to:
    Go to Settings → Reading and set “Front page displays” to “A static page.” I must be blind because i can’t find a reading and set section at all

    Again it says, Select your portfolio page as the “Front page,” and then choose another page as the “Posts page,” (to display your blog posts). – thESE INSTRUCTIONS MAKE NO SENSE TO ME BECAUSE I CAN’T FIND ANY OPTION TO MAKE THE PORTFOLIO PAGE A FRONT PAGE

    Please help

    #3066542

    mommyhive
    Member

    Hi sonicpikin,

    Just to get more clarity on the issue, did you add the projects you would like to see in the portfolio page as specified in the below support documentation.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/portfolios/

    Right now your homepage displays your latest posts. To take advantage of portfolio feature in the Illustratr theme, you need to activate a Portfolio and set Portfolio Projects per page.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/portfolios/#activating-a-portfolio-and-setting-portfolio-projects-per-page

    Once you have done this, you would see a Portfolio page which would display the projects that you had selected with the layout you had seen in the Illustratr demo.

    To make the Portfolio page as a homepage, please follow the steps below.
    1.Go to My Site(s) → Customize(Beside the Themes option) or just click here: https://wordpress.com/customize/. This will open the site Customizer.
    2. On the sidebar of the Customizer click on HomePage Settings
    3.Choose “A static page” under Your Homepage displays.
    4.Choose the pagePortfolio from the Homepage drop down
    5.Choose the page Blog from the Posts page drop down.

    Hope that helps.

    Thank you.

    #3066543

    mommyhive
    Member

    A little correction.

    Once you are done activating the Portfolio and setting portfolio projects, you would see a Portfolio page which would display the projects that you had selected with the layout you had seen in the Illustratr demo.

    Then to make Portfolio as your homepage
    Create or edit a page, and assign it to the “Portfolio Page Template” from the “Page Attributes” module.
    Go to bohochildtravel.wordpress.com/wp-admin
    Go to Settings → Reading and set “Front page displays” to “A static page.”
    Select your portfolio page as the “Front page,” and then choose another page as the “Posts page” (to display your blog posts).

    Let me know if you still face an issue.

    Thank you.

    #3066564

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    mommyhive – thanks for helping out here.

    sonicpikin – I took a look at your site at https://bossmotherhood.wordpress.com/ and wanted to clarify a couple of important steps.

    The first thing you’ll need to do is create two new pages: One called Home (or Portfolio) and one called Blog.

    Then, look in the Page Attributes section of your Home/Portfolio page and select the Portfolio Page template.

    Now you can open the Customizer and go into the Homepage Settings panel.

    Select “A static page” for your homepage, and choose “Home (Portfolio)” for the static homepage, and “Blog” for your blog page.

    At this point you should see your portfolio project (you only have one so far) on your homepage.

    The next step will be to go into your Customizer‘s Menus section and add your new Blog page to your menu, so people will be able to find it, since it’s no longer on the front page.

    Please let us know if you get stuck at any step.

    #3066568

    sonicpikin
    Member

    wow! It took me some time but i’ve Now sorted it, thanks to you guys! The last message was particularly clear. Exactly what I needed

    #3066570

    sonicpikin
    Member

    Btw! I have two more questions

    Why can’t I edit my portfolio from my wordpress APP on my phone? Seems like Portfolio section doesn’t exist on the app

    How do I use my own domain name that I purchased on godaddy site instead of WordPress URL?

    Thanks

    #3066580

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    wow! It took me some time but i’ve Now sorted it, thanks to you guys! The last message was particularly clear. Exactly what I needed

    Great!

    Why can’t I edit my portfolio from my wordpress APP on my phone? Seems like Portfolio section doesn’t exist on the app

    Management of “custom post types” like portfolio projects isn’t yet available in the mobile app.

    How do I use my own domain name that I purchased on godaddy site instead of WordPress URL?

    You can map your custom domain name to your site with a Personal, Premium, or Business plan.

    https://wordpress.com/pricing/
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

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