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    How do I get only excerpts to show on archive pages – it has full content only. I have changed the “settings” area to say summary… but I can find no other place in the admin area to fix this. It appears to show only excerpts on the demo site – how did you do this?… help please. Thanks so much!!! Menu item is : Articles

    Also, is there a way to make the post page wider??? Having the left column with a couple lines of meta and comments nos. is such a huge waste of space. Can I just get rid of this?


    Hi jshapan,

    You’ll need to make use of the <!–more–> tag in your posts to tell WordPress where to break up the content when showing Archive pages. This way they only show part of the post unless on the actual single post page.

    In order to change the layout of the post style pages, you’ll need to edit the templates to use a different css layout. Each of the post types has their own template in the includes folder with the structure: fromat-*posttype*.php.

    So for the normal post style, you would edit format-standard.php. The most simple route would be to remove the meta data all together and then expand the content container to use nine units instead of the current six. If you aren’t comfortable with modifying css/html/php I would recommend looking into a freelance web developer. It should only take a few hours to get it customized exactly as you would like.




    Thanks for the reply … I tried that but must not have saved it ..

    Too complicated re: taking off the left sidebar. Afraid to screw it up.



    If you want the excerpt or part of the content showing just put <!– more –> below them on the post editor just like Devin said.

    What is the complicated part so that we can elaborate more what to do? :)



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