Posts Page – Excerpts?

  • citizens4sbcc


    In Settings/Reading we’ve set up a static Front Page and a Posts Page named News:

    Question: how do we get Excerpts rather than full Posts on -only- this News Page? That is, each Post and Page is currently full-length everywhere else on the site and we want each one displayed that way. We do not want auto-summary on any other Pages or Posts. Only when Posts are displayed on the Posts Page (News) do we want them automatically truncated to a few lines with a More… link. Is there a way to do this?

    I posted this question on the WordPress Forum ( ), and got a suggestion that didn’t work but it helped me realize this is probably a Graphene question. We’re running 10.8.2 and I see some apparently related stuff at the bottom of functions.php but don’t know how to implement (much less configure) the function. I’d like to upgrade to the latest/greatest Graphene, but have mucked about with the php in several files since I don’t know how to add child themes (I suspect that’s easy with host access, but another volunteer set up the site so has the password and isn’t available to help). I feel a bit like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice who’s unleashed the army of brooms with buckets, and hope you’ll take pity on me. 🙂



    Hi – I get the same issue too – please help



    itstrategylisa, it looks like we’re not going to get a quick reply so I suggest you check the link I put in for the WP forum to read about the interim solution I’m using. I hope the delay in getting help reflects either a vacation for the author of this great theme, or maybe that he’s working on something even more cool. 🙂


    Syahir Hakim



    I am unfortunately not working on ‘something even more cool’ at the moment, and I can also assure you that I am not in a vacation right now. I am just occupied with too many things, and this is the busiest time of the year for me. I already have a list of more features to add to the theme, but just haven’t had the time yet to even respond to support requests, much less to implement the new features.

    I would appreciate your patience as I find what little slivers of free time I have and use it to respond to the support requests on this forum.

    As for your query, it is not a bug with the Graphene theme. The index page of posts (in your case it’s the News page) is supposed to display the full post truncated by the More link, and not the excerpt. Of course, you can edit the loop.php file so that the index page displays the post’s excerpt, but (as you have figured out from the WordPress support forum) that would also remove all formatting and images. That’s just the way WordPress works with the excerpt functionality.

    I would suggest that the best solution is to set manually where you want to place the More link, as suggested by Adeptris at the WordPress support forum page you mentioned.

    If you would still wanna display the excerpt of the posts, follow the solution Adeptris suggested before he ‘puts the brakes on’.

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