Missing Regulus 2 features

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  • #40

    carlbanks
    Member

    In Regulus 2 there is an option to show the post author on the main page. I did not see this when I checked the admin options and I’m curious to as why it was removed. I have a multi-author blog and this feature helped.

    There’s also an option to not show the read more link on the main page. That too is missing.

    #169

    In addition to what carlbanks mentioned, one of the main feaures of Regulus that is, in my opinion, lacking, is the ability to note on each post which category it is in. There is a sidebar ‘categories’ container that is just as useful, but it is nice to see “posted in _____” on the post itself.

    This is a very small gripe about a great theme- thanks for the customizabiliy! We great appreciate it.

    #170

    matt
    Staff

    The read more thing was removed because it was causing a ton of support requests, no one really understood it and they thought their site was broken.

    I don’t know about the author thing, we can check it out later.

    #174

    carlbanks
    Member

    Dang, that read more option was one thing I actually liked seeing.

    #202

    britta
    Member

    I would consider ‘Read More’ one of those essential features … maybe it could be included as a check-box option under the Theme Options?
    If it’s set ot ‘off’ by default, then it won’t cause confusion for newbies.

    #203

    hi2005
    Member

    i think the current status is fine. I like Regulus 2. thanks to Matt.

    #216

    jayajha
    Member

    I still can not see the “Author Name” Option. And the default “read more” turned on gives a stupid look to my website, because I pulish the full post on the main page.

    #271

    carlbanks
    Member

    Jayajha, Matt and the team haven’t turned those features back on yet. They will soon though, I hope!

    #275

    jayajha
    Member

    Ah! My mistake. I mis-interpreted hi2005’s post. But, this “no one really understood…” argument is little risky. Can I see a parallel with the recently oft-cited statement of Torvalds on Gnome vs. KDE

    This ‘users are idiots, and are confused by functionality’ mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don’t use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn’t do what I need it to do. Please, just tell people to use KDE.

    :)

    #279

    matt
    Staff

    My statements are based on # of support feedback we get.

    #325

    kapeka
    Member

    Well, in the hemmingway theme the excerpt is still in. And isn’t it possible to make it optional, like britta said.

    A standard excerpt is one of the most missing features in WordPress, yet, for me.

    #326

    matt
    Staff

    Well with Hemingway that’s the only way the theme works, and it’s a little clearer that it’s an excerpt.

    #342

    binarymoon
    Member

    AFAIK the excerpt using the <!–most–> tag should still work fine

    The problem is that images and other formatting got removed which people consider a problem. If anyone knows a better way to display excerpts (I’m using the excerpt reloaded plugin) feel free to speak up.

    #353

    kapeka
    Member

    Well, as as far as I know, the ER Plugin is the only one, that makes this possible. But couldn’t you allow some of the html tags, such as for images etc.? So you could allow the most needed html tags, like a blockquote img etc.

    Someone should overwork the plugin. It’s great, but it’s development stopped. Update it and include it in WordPress and WordPress.com ;-)

    #532

    peteremcc
    Member

    I still can not see the “Author Name” Option. And the default “read more” turned on gives a stupid look to my website, because I pulish the full post on the main page.
    ——————

    seconded,

    i also would like to see the author and category posted in like the original post.

    at least offer it as an option with default off.

    #555

    othermatters
    Member

    i started a group blog recently, and am very happy with my move from blogger–and particularly to regulus 2. a couple of things i’m missing (some of which were here when i arrived, some of which have already been mentioned here):

    1. setting an excerpt or max number of lines to each post. i see both options in the template but neither actually works. if they did, i could have multiple posts within a limited space. (and the “read more” doesn’t look stupid).

    2. the categories and/or author on the original page. as someone else said, this is very useful for a group blog.

    3. having multiple category lists. since the authors aren’t clickable (i.e., i can’t see all posts by one author), the alternative is to create categories for each author. that would look better if i could put it in a separate category list (mirroring the multiple blogroll lists).

    if these options can’t be made available through regulus or wordpress, would moving to a paid site be the solution?

    thanks!

    #556

    marc
    Member

    if these options can’t be made available through regulus or wordpress, would moving to a paid site be the solution?

    Errr… isn’t that always the option if you can’t get everything you want for free?

    #564

    drmike
    Member

    if these options can’t be made available through regulus or wordpress, would moving to a paid site be the solution?

    You may want to try emailing the author first though with your suggestions since that’s who would be making those changes.

    -drmike

    #579

    davidpeng
    Member

    Yeah, I agree it is better to show ‘category’ in Regulus 2.

    And, how to show excerpt only in main page? I am using Regulus 2 and don’t know how to achieve it. I found one blog http://sysop.wordpress.com/ is ok.

    #580

    davidpeng
    Member

    I knew how to show excerpt only in main page, by use more tag.

    I still hope to show ‘category’ in Regulus 2, or anyone knows how to?

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