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  • #3756

    I apologize if this has been answered, but I’ve searched a variety of text strings in this forum, and I haven’t found it yet. I am trying to show less information under my three display boxes. I see others’ sites who have one or two sentences, then it says “Read more”. No matter what I do, I seen to have my entire page link text showing up on the mainpage, which kind of defeats the purpose of “read more”. I appreciate this fantastic forum, it’s already helped me solve a few issues so far.

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    #43592

    Hey,

    you can reduce the excerpt length by adding following code to functions.php (at the very bottom)

    function new_excerpt_length($length) {
    return 20;
    }
    add_filter('excerpt_length', 'new_excerpt_length');

    Ie. this code will reduce the excerpt to 20 words. Change the value as you like.

    #43593

    I’m having the same problem as the original poster. The entire post shows up in my mainpage columns. I’m using Display v 1.4.1 and WP 3.2.1.

    I tried the new_excerpt_length() update you’ve suggested above, but that did not change anything.

    I came across a suggestion (here http://www.kriesi.at/support/topic/mainpage-column-3) to use “<–more–>” within the post content, but that does not work for me either, I simply see <–more–> along with the rest of the post. Oh, just noticed that is for another theme, maybe that’s why it does not help here.

    I do have an excerpt for the post in WP, why doesn’t display simply use that ?

    Any help appreciated, thanks!

    #43594

    Hrm so thought I’d try using valid html like “<!–more–>” and that works!

    Still curious why the standard excerpt is not used ?

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