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Blog Page Not Changing As I Change Page Meta

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Site - http://www.xava.ie/blog/

I have changed the layout to be content plus 2 sidebars and I have content in both sidebars, however, the changes dont take effect on my page. I need the second sidebar to place outgoing links to allow for link building so it is important that I have the second side bar visible on the page.

I have tried cleaning out the cache and clearing out local cache but nothing changes.

I have also changed the excerpt length to 25 words and as you can see the excerpt is longer than than 25 words - can you please suggest how I fix my issues.

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If you want us to try and diagnose your site you will have to fully turn off whatever static file caches you have installed. Are you sure you actually need it?

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Are you making your layout changes in Site Options > Layout Editor?

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The default layout is set to a single sidebar! Thanks.

Why is the excerpt length not changing from the default 55 words to 25 words?

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If it's not working, the other, more viable option is to use the post excerpt field. Do you see that on a post's editing screen?

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Resolved

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No I didnt see that option in the post editing screen.

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To enable that option, you need to click on Screen Options at the top of the page and check the box for "Custom Fields"

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I tried entering a custom field post-excerpt and setting the value to 25. Also tried post_excerpt but no changes took place:(

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Where are you entering these settings?

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I tried entering these settings in a custom field as suggested by catrina.

I have tried going into the blog settings under Pagelines - Site Options -> Blogs and Posts -> Excerpt Length Unfortunately the changes dont take effect as you can see on http://www.xava.ie/blog

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