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Where do you program excerpts?

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angiek    1
angiek

I've searched everywhere in my dashboard for anything about excerpts. But can't resolve these problems. I have my blog set up to be in magazine layout. I have it set so there is only 1 full-width post and the rest should be clips.

 

These are my problems:

1- I'm getting both the excerpt AND the full post on every entry, including the clips. How do I resolve that?

2- In the Dashboard > Site Options > Blog and Posts > Continue Reading Text Link area, the "more info" box says: This text will be used as the link to your full article when viewing articles on your posts page (when excerpts are turned on). How do I turn on excerpts?

3- I want the author/date/time line AND the sharing information to go at the bottom of the post, rather than after the post's title. Is that possible?

 

I've assigned an excerpt length in Dashboard > Site Options > Blog and Posts > Number of words to 55.

 

I'm imagining I have clicked one too many boxes or something simple like that. Please help, as I am now delirious from trying to figure it out and trying seemingly everything for over two hours now.

 

Thank you.

 

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greenfly    230
greenfly

Hello angieK 

 

Please take a look at this forum topic regarding duplicate excerpts http://www.pagelines.com/forum/topic/25222-post-content-showing-up-twice/ 


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

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angiek    1
angiek

Hello, Avocate. Thank you for that first tip. That DID solve my first issue. Now, do you know how to resolve issues 2 & 3?

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Rob    547
Rob

Hi Newbie,

 

To answer your questions:

 

2- In the Dashboard > Site Options > Blog and Posts > Continue Reading Text Link area, the "more info" box says: This text will be used as the link to your full article when viewing articles on your posts page (when excerpts are turned on). How do I turn on excerpts?

This is mixing apples and oranges.  The Continue Reading Text Link has nothing to do with excerpts. Please go to Dashboard > PageLines > Site Options > Blog And Posts and scroll down to Post Excerpt or Summary Handling.

 

Use the options there to determine the placement of Excerpts.

 


3- I want the author/date/time line AND the sharing information to go at the bottom of the post, rather than after the post's title. Is that possible?

You may be able to adjust this by CSS, though I don't think it well advised.


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