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Adjusting Excerpt length in feature full-width post vs clip (magazine layout)

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bisharata

HI I'd like to set it up so that there are more words shown in the feature full-width post (magazine layout), while keeping the excerpts in the clips to a minimum. Any help? www.eveningsends.com

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Kate
You could probably set something up with functions.php, using a hook and most likely an if statement. How comfortable are you with PHP?

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bisharata
not very comfortable

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Rob
If you have Pagelines Framework, login as Admin, go to PageLines > Blogs and Posts and find "Excerpt Length" on the settings page (it will be in the lower portion). The number there should be 55 which represents the maximum number of words on any excerpt, whether in blog mode or magazine mode. I see that your excerpts are very short. So either that 55 was lowered or you have a plugin that's shortening them. The best practice is to take the first sentence (maximum first and second), from your post and copying them into the Excerpt field in the post edit page. Below, you can see how I do it on my site... simply copying and pasting that first sentence. [img]http://www.epicurus.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/excerptdemo.jpg[/img] Are you setting the excerpts in the Excerpt edit field or, allowing WordPress to pull the excerpt from the content directly? I never recommend the latter. If you don't see the excerpt edit field on your posts editing page, go to the top right, click the grey box for Screen Options and it will drop down. Check the box for Excerpts and then click again on Screen Options to close the drop down. The excerpt editing field will appear now every time you edit or add a post.

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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