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  1. Hi

    It used to be that the front page displayed a summary of 10 posts. Recently (not sure when) this changed and now it's displaying a huge page with 10 full posts on it! Please, how do I stop it doing this?

    I have summary seelcted on the reading page - and items listed in my category menues display correctly. But the front page is a mess now and look really stuipd.


    The blog I need help with is

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  3. I have the same question, and my blog is hosted at ( The front page used to only display 3 recent blog posts, and now all of my blog posts are displayed. Changing the settings doesn't seem to work. I need some help changing this.

  4. @derek23
    This support forum is only for blogs hosted at You need to post to this forum

  5. @blgoss
    Staff have introduced “infinite scroll” to some themes and will be implementing it on all themes that have a suitable structure for infinite scroll.

    If you have a theme with footer widgets you can use a workaround to regain control over how many posts are displayed on the front page of your blog.

    If you have a theme like MistyLook without footer widgets then you can switch to a theme with footer widgets, so then you will be able to drop an empty text widget into a single footer widget area. Then you can regain control of how many posts display on the front page of the blog and the number you enter on Settings > Reading page will prevail.

    For some other theme possibilities see here >

  6. If you have a theme like MistyLook without footer widgets then you can switch to a theme with footer widgets

    My beef is that I just paid money to upgrade and now it's MY responsibility to fix WP's screw up? I don't have time for this, how hard could it really be for WP to allow people to opt out? Are they really such control freaks?

  7. @blgoss

    Misty Look has been overtaken by the "new and improved" infinite scrolling feature being rolled out to themes on If you want to control the number of posts on your home page, then you must switch to t theme that does not yet have that "feature" or switch to a theme which allows you to install footer widgets.

    If you use a theme with footer widgets, but don't want the infinite scrolling, then you can insert a blank/empty text widget into the footer and still retain control over how many posts will appear on your front page.

  8. @markbc
    MistyLook is a free theme. I don't see any evidence of a custom design upgradeand CSS editing on your theme, so I don't know what you think any other upgrade could possibly be affected by infinite scroll. Every upgrade we purchase is specific to what it's purchased for. We get what we pay for and nothing more or less.

    Same Rules Apply – The Upgrade does not enable the permission to use advertising, any kind of prohibited code, or upload additional themes or plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and you will still be required abide by our Terms of Service.

  9. @1tess
    Didn't I already post that above?

  10. @markbc,

    If you bought your upgrade recently (30 days I think) you can get a refund.
    CSS won't change the underlying code which forces infinite scrolling on that theme.


    We want you to love everything you do at, so we provide a 30-day refund on all of our upgrades except Domain Registrations, Domain Renewals, and Guided Transfers. You can request a refund yourself directly from the Store section of your Dashboard, or contact support to request a refund.

  11. I don't understand all this, it gets so complicated with all the different upgrades they offer, never fully explained, are you saying that because I upgraded I should change themes?

  12. @timethief:
    Hi hi! we are apparently both here in the same thread and I'm the slower type type person. Don't get 1testy1 about the duplicate answers…
    Best to you, and have a cup o' tea!

  13. @markbc
    Exactly which upgrade did you purchase please?

  14. ~~Tess
    Okay I should have included this LOL :D or ***headesk***

  15. @markbc
    Aside from domain mapping, I don't see what other upgrade you have paid for? Yes you need a different theme if you do not like infinite scrolling.

  16. I don't see what other upgrade you have paid for?

    From the link you provided, I'm not quite sure myself. It cost about a hundred dollars, and I thought it'd get rid of ads, enable video upload, and be able to customize the look. I haven't figured out how to do any of the customization.

  17. Sounds like this:
    Contact Support to see what they can refund if you are still in the 30 day limit.
    CSS won't let you opt out of the infinite scrolling. and unless you need to upload video, then you don't need that option either. You can use shortcode for lots of video embeds such as YouTube and Vimeo and many others.

  18. By the way, that upgrade does get rid of adverts placed on your blog by WordPress, and it does enable you to map your domain so your site link does not show the "" when you show it to readers / on business cards / or other situations: more professional looking certainly.

  19. Well maybe I'll use this as an excuse to start learning about CSS. Still miffed about having to change my theme, that's not cool.

  20. No, but aside from the upgrades wp offers ,it is a "free" hosting service. The catch is that we are guinea pigs for them to test "new and improved" functions on. IMNSHO the experiments are becoming annoying.

    On the other hand, there are lots of other themes to choose from: many more than when I first started blogging here.

    What features do you need for your site?

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