Mystique Theme Content Options

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  • #2892725

    celtpetrus
    Member

    Hi!

    I wanted my blog to show exerpts of posts, but didn’t how to go about it.

    I looked here on the Support pages and they said you have to go to: My Sites – Customize -> Content Options.

    That’s what I did, but it looks like my theme doesn’t have that because I can’t find Content Options anywhere.

    What should I do now?

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

    #2892828

    timethief
    Member

    The Reading Settings page summary setting changes the RSS feed display only and does not impact the posts on the site.

    https://NAME_OF_BLOG.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-reading.php

    *Replace NAME_OF_BLOG withe the actual name of your blog in that URL.

    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.

    Alternatively, you can switch to using a theme that automatically displays front page excerpts. This is a list of only SOME active themes on WordPress.com that use the excerpt instead of full post content. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/theme-with-automatic-excerpts?replies=13#post-1396410

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

    #2892831

    galois
    Member

    That’s what I did, but it looks like my theme doesn’t have that because I can’t find Content Options anywhere.

    What should I do now?

    Your theme was retired one year ago (or more). My advice is: choice other from
    https://wordpress.com/themes/

    #2892832

    timethief
    Member

    @galois
    Hi there,
    I agree with you. Themes are retired when they no longer support all wordpress.com features.

    #2892833

    galois
    Member

    Hi, TT. :)

    #2892834

    timethief
    Member

    @celtpetrus
    To browse themes and select a new one see here:

    11 White + Light + Three Columns + Responsive Layout WordPress Themes
    https://theme.wordpress.com/themes/features/light+white+responsive-layout+three-columns/?sort=free

    #2892835

    timethief
    Member

    re: switching themes

    Note that switching themes https://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/#switch-themes can be easily done, provided you are logged in as Admin under the same username account that registered the site. Themes are just “skins” on WordPress.COM hosted blogs.

    The theme customizer https://en.support.wordpress.com/customizer/ provides a preview function for exactly that purpose ie. so you can view what a theme will appear like prior to changing one.

    #2892905

    celtpetrus
    Member

    @galois, @timethief, thanks so much! :)

    Switching my theme is also something I’ve been thinking of. If I do change it, will I lose my current widgets and the overall layout of my blog, or no? I’d hate to have to put everthing back in place again…

    #2892959

    chad1008
    Staff

    Hi @celtpetrus!

    The More Tag might also be a good option. That would allow you to specify how much of each post you wanted to display.

    If I do change it, will I lose my current widgets and the overall layout of my blog, or no?

    Each theme is different – so there will usually be some theme specific settings that you’ll need to put into place. You can learn about what those are for a specific theme by finding it on http://wordpress.com/themes, and then clicking on its thumbnail to view the info page for that theme.

    Your content (posts, pages, etc) will not be lost in a theme switch. Some items though, like Widgets or Menus, might need to be put back into place. For example, if you have a bunch of widgets in a sidebar that doesn’t exist, or uses a different name, your site won’t know where they go until you give them a new home :)

    If you find any widgets missing after switching themes, check the bottom of this page – it’s in your WP Admin dashboard, and it should display any displaced or inactive widgets.
    https://zyciecelta.wordpress.com/wp-admin/widgets.php

    If you need to replace any widgets from that area, drag them into the new spot and you should be good to go!

    #2892988

    celtpetrus
    Member

    Hi. Chad!

    Thanks for clearing that up! :)

    #2892992

    chad1008
    Staff

    My pleasure!

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