Manual excerpts not showing up in home page with AutoFocus

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  • #835459

    drbuoux
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    About a month ago I switched to AutoFocus, a gorgeous theme. One of it’s features is a blog home page an archive arrangement of photos with a date overlay listing the date of the original post. As you mouse over each photo a post summary would appear. I recently began creating manual excerpts with each post in order to create email summaries that included photos. The downside is, I’ve discovered that unlike automatically generated suumaries, manual excerpts don’t show up on the home page archive. If you mouse over a photo all you get is the name of photo file.

    I’d like to get manual excerpts to appear when I roll over the home page archive photos. Thanks.

    Ken

    The blog I need help with is thegarumfactory.net.

    #835660

    timethief
    Member

    Only some themes have active excerpt fuctions.

    Main posts page and Category/Archive pages
    Autofocus [if post includes image] http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/the-excerpt-function/

    #835662

    timethief
    Member

    manual excerpts don’t show up on the home page archive. If you mouse over a photo all you get is the name of photo file.

    Theme Staff do monitor threads in this forum. Please be patient while waiting for them to reply to you.

    #835756

    drbuoux
    Member

    Thanks.

    I did look at the article you linked above. It seems to suggest that manual excerpts should show up on the home page archive. (AutoFocus listed as one of the exceptions to the rule that manual excerpts don’t work on home page or archive pages in most themes.)

    …but that still doesn’t explain why it doesn’t work for me. I’m considering renaming all of my photos in a post to the title of my post as a workaround (so when the archive page picks a photo and someone mouses over it they’ll still at least get the title of the post).

    Ken

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