More tag alternatives

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  • #2923459

    Brand new to both blogging and WP… I am currently using the twenty seventeen theme (which I love) and am trying to achieve what the More tag accomplishes, but is there a way to achieve this at the theme- or the homepage-level? I would like viewers to see only a brief excerpt of each post, rather than the entire post, on my homepage with the option to click continue reading. Without upgrading to premium or getting too deep into coding, is there a way to achieve this once for all post (current and future), without having to manually place the More tag in each post? thanks for the help. loving how user-friendly wp.com is so far!

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

    #2923567

    timethief
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    If you want to display only post excerpts on the front page or the blogs page of the blog followed by read more links, you can insert “the more tag” into each post prior to publication.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

    The read more tag can be inserted once only into any post to change the front page or main page for posts display from full post to an excerpt. The split in the text does not display to you in preview mode but it will be there after the post is published.

    Please Read Go Back and Edit Posts https://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/#go-back-and-edit-posts and be sure to click Update to publish the after your editing.

    For other ways to split content see > https://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/

    There is no upgrade that changes the way the more tag operates.

    #2923570

    timethief
    Member

    is there a way to achieve this once for all post (current and future), without having to manually place the More tag in each post?

    No.

    The way you theme is designed and setting it up are found here https://wordpress.com/theme/twentyseventeen. That is also where the live demo site link is found. Read: Front Page at https://wordpress.com/theme/twentyseventeen

    #2923571

    timethief
    Member

    oops! “you” was meant to be your. Sorry. :(

    #2923574

    thanks timethief! i will checkout these additional resources.

    #2923576

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    #2923583

    For the benefit of the community… after reading through your suggestions, timetheif, and looking at other themes, I stumbled upon this… my current theme (twenty seventeen) has an option, under Content Options | Blog Display, for either ‘full post’ or ‘post excerpt’. I simply switched to ‘post excerpt’ and Voila!… problem solved!

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