Blog Layout

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  • #14056

    sarah
    Member

    Hi, I’m trying to get my blog layout to be nearly identical as the demo site. However, my posts show the complete posts and also show almost 10-15 posts on the page.

    I’d like shorten the posts and have the continued reading option as shown on the demon and also limit the # of posts on a page to at the most 5.

    I formatted what I could based off the tutorial, but I’m unable to figure out how to shorten the post length etc.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks

    #18210

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    first, make sure your WP settings on Reading is set to how many post summaries to show in the blog per page. Second, make sure to split your post into a summary (intro with the continued reading) with the post editor’s More link button to where you want to split the post. For wordpress.com, they have a tutorial about this:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

    #18787

    melodie
    Member

    Along what I think are the same lines as this question, is there a way to increase the number of posts that display on a category page?

    I understand that making changes in the Reading Settings on wordpress does this for my main “blog” posts, but it doesn’t seem to work for category posts.

    I might have 20 posts in one category but only 7 display, even though my Reading settings are set for 16. Blog posts do display all 16. Any help you can offer is appreciated.

    #18788

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    It sounds like you know where to choose your setting for that but you mentioned that when viewing a “category”, you only get 7 showing per page, but the blog home page shows the 16 per page? I just tried this on my local test site and I was able to get the correct number of posts showing. For my themes, I don’t add any script for number of posts, so this sounds like it’s more related to WordPress itself. I’m thinking perhaps you might have a glitch. One way to test this and to see if it is the theme or WordPress, is to switch to a default theme like Twenty Thirteen and see if you get the same result.

    #18789

    melodie
    Member

    I tried it with other themes.. it’s the same: 7 per page. It seems to have something to do with the difference between a page (as the blog is set up with this theme) and a collection of posts (ie category selection). Thank you for your help. 🙂

    #18790

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Actually it shouldn’t matter, but it sounds like something with WordPress. Perhaps make a post in the wordpress.org forums with this issue. What version of WordPress are you using?

    #18792

    melodie
    Member

    Im using the most recent update.. but that shouldnt be the issue this has been ongoing and Ive tried to figure it out myself (to no avail).

    Clicking on the blog link from the menu navigation returns a page with 16 posts.. Clicking on any of the categories that have more than 7 posts (whether I do it from the header or footer menu, or from the category link at the bottom of the post) always returns 7.

    (like this: http://asktheastrologers.com/blog/ vs. http://asktheastrologers.com/tarot-scopes/)

    #18793

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Very curious as to what is happening…especially when it does this with the default WP theme too. I definitely think you should post this issue and see if anyone has experienced this as well and hopefully a solution. It’s also a first that I’ve heard (and seen) this happening without the template actually having a custom post count coded in.

    As a side note, you have a great looking site!

    #18794

    melodie
    Member

    thank you for your kind words. if the site looks good it’s because I diligently followed every one of your tutorials which are so well done. so the thanks go out to you! (the few dollars I spent on this theme was well worth it for the tutorials alone — they are fantastic!)

    I will post this problem on the WP forums and see what the answer is. It may be a plug in or something I’ve done on my end which is why you haven’t seen this issue before. i’ll update you if / when I learn anything.

    #18796

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Sometimes a plugin can cause issues, both front-end and even the admin. Perhaps try disabling the plugins and see if that changes, otherwise still continue with posting in the wordpress.org forums.

    #18830

    melodie
    Member

    It must have been a plugin; I did post on the forums which I cringe at the idea of posting in because so many of the responses so often sarcastic, demoralizing, militant about posting etiquette, etc… ) and someone suggested that I deactivate all the plugins and then see if the issue was fixed, and if so reactivate them one by one.

    I’d already tried that but because some of the theme’s special features are dependent on plugins, I ended up with NO content whatsoever. Anyway I reactivated everything I’d deactivated and voila .. the issue appears to be fixed. Just thought I would
    update you. thanks for your help

    #14057

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    I’ve seen that at times there when people post questions, then seeing the responses….anyway, what is important is that you have your site working and found out what was the cause. By the way, Happy New Year!

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