How to Display the Blog Excerpts and Set the Intended No. of Posts Per Page in a Blog Roll

Last Update: October 17, 2014

This is in response to questions pertaining to displaying blog excerpts and setting the intended no. of posts per page to be displayed in a blog roll.

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STEPS:

  1. Go to Settings>>Reading
  2. Tick on Summary in line with For each article in a feed, show
  3. Set the intended no. of post to be displayed in Blog pages show at most. In maintaining a much neater feel, this can be set up to 10 posts per page display only.
  4. Click Save Changes.

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Hope this helps.

All the best,

Jhen

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teddy3ski Premium
I did this and nothing happened. is it because of my theme ?
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Sergs Premium
Ok, Teddy sorry to hear that. I would appreciate if you could provide me your theme name, please. I will be installing in my test site and play around with it. Thanks!
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teddy3ski Premium
Twenty Twelve it was just one of the free ones available to me when I was a free member. Is it hard to change theme with out messing up your content ?
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Sergs Premium
Ok, I will try it then with Twenty Twelve. If you do change your theme best to have a backup first of your contents to be sure. Though, in some of my tests in changing themes - the pages, posts and images are intact as well as the plugin setup. Keep you posted.
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Sergs Premium
Hi Teddy, yes - it goes with your theme, the reason why it is not displaying the blog excerpts. The No. of Posts per Page is ok but not the blog excerpts. The theme is also not having any template as "Blog" like most of the available templates when you do create a Blog Page. I've seen this link while checking for resolutions which might be of interest to you: https://wordpress.org/support/theme/twentytwelve

All the best,
Jhen
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teddy3ski Premium
well I changed it to Dynamic News Lite it looks much better now
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Sergs Premium
Yes, it looks pretty much better. :) Really good choice!
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Sergs Premium
How would you like your footer to be? This is an example - Copyright © 2014 Affiliates Today - www.affiliatetoday.org
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Sergs Premium
For your footer:
NOTE: Be sure to backup first the functions.php file by copying and pasting all its content to Notepad or MSWord.

STEPS:
1. Go to Apprearance>>Editor
2. Click on functions.php under the Templates sidebar
3. Change the code as per NEW CODE I've attached as well.

SCREENSHOT: You can check out the guide on how to change the footer using this image: http://sergstest.siterubix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Dynamic-News-Lite-new-footer-img.jpg

NEW CODE: Here is the script of the new code: http://sergstest.siterubix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/New-Footer-Code.txt

Happy editing. :)
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teddy3ski Premium
wow thank you soooo much that saves me so much time I actually already figured out how to get to the code myself and about a month ago I made my own theme and ran wordpress on wamp but it was very basic and took FOREVER. I've been focusing on keyword research today though
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Sergs Premium
Cheers to your success, Teddy! :)
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CarlaIves Premium
Love it when you do this, Jhen! You are almost magical, m'dear, in your ability to train some of us non-techies!!!
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Sergs Premium
Thanks much, Carla. By the way, I am currently organizing the screenshots for your sidebar. Cheers, Jhen
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CarlaIves Premium
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sergs Premium
Steps with screenshots sent! :) If you need further clarification my dear, please PM me. Cheers!
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JewelCarol Premium
Thank you Jhen very much for taking the trouble to show us this with screen shots. :)
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Sergs Premium
Thanks Carol, pleasure is mine my friend. Cheers!
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mlshands Premium
You explained this very well! Thanks for the information.
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Sergs Premium
Thanks Melanie! Cheers, Jhen
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kholmes Premium
That's how I did it, looks good! :))
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Sergs Premium
Thanks Kim, just got a chance to work on the screenshot. It's easier to explain visually. :)
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kholmes Premium
I still don't know how to do a screen shot...only because I haven't looked into it yet. :)) Have any tips on that for me. :))
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Sergs Premium
I am using FSCapture for my screenshots. You can capture part of the screen or whole screen. Here is the link on where you can download for free and it comes with a tutorial as well: http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm
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kholmes Premium
Thank you, I was asked by tech support to do one before and there explanation on how to do it was all foreign, this looks like something I can easily use. :))
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Sergs Premium
Yes, it is easy to use. If you need further assistance in using it, please feel free to pop me a message... Have fun using it! :)
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