post to category page – no image thumbnails
my blog is work in progress, marqete.wordpress.com. I’m using category pages to post specific articles to appropriate category (post vs page http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/).
The problem I have is that posting this way doesn’t enable image thumbnails in the category page. It only shows titles and the text. The image can be seen by clicking on the title. But I want a magazine-style list of articles I posted. So users can see thumbnails of attached photos.
Interesting thing is, this is only possible when you post to the default page set by wordpress. Then, all articles show up as a list with thumbnails. But post to category page, and no such joy.
Do I have some settings incorrectly configured. Coz this is doing my head in. And I am just about to liberate my laptop from this world by changing its location from being in my room’s desk to lying crashed to pieces on the street below.
Whether or not full posts are displayed on Categories Pages and Archives pages is theme dependent ie. it’s coded into the template and we cannot edit templates or themes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/
In the majority of themes, posts on category or other archive pages show up just as they do on the main posts page in the blog and the number displayed is also the same. (See this page > Settings > Reading and note how many posts you choose there sets it for all). But in some themes only the beginnings of posts are shown, and in a few themes you only get titles or thumbnails. See here for a theme list of themes that may display the way you want > Category/archive pages: full posts or not http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/full-posts-in-archive-pages/
In magazine styled themes only excerpts display on the front page of the blog but some have an active excerpt box below the post editor, so you can control the length of the excerpt displayed. This is the workaround you can use to override excerpt display on the front page and display a whole post instead.
When creating a post or page on your WordPress.com blog, you have two editing modes available to you: Visual Editor and Text Editor (HTML).
You compose your whole post first in the Visual editor and before you publish it you switch to the HTML (Text) editor, copy all the code you find there, paste it into the Excerpt box, and publish the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/excerpts/#creating-excerpts
This will have to be done on every post.
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