[Support request] category page template

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  • #2247663
    David

    – I can’t find the template for the category layout. It’s not under elements. Hence, I can’t change the design of the blog/ category page.
    Using the blog templates VOLUME

    – Japanese language doesn’t work for blog post excerpts (instead of 20 characters it shows the entire blog post). Any solution for this?

    #2247683
    Ying
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi David,

    – I can’t find the template for the category layout. It’s not under elements

    It’s using 2 block element - content template, you can find them at appearance > elements.
    https://www.screencast.com/t/rFGhS1vh

    – Japanese language doesn’t work for blog post excerpts (instead of 20 characters it shows the entire blog post)

    I’m aware that WordPress excerpts word count is incorrect in some languages, but GP has no control over it Unfortuanly.

    #2247777
    David

    According to wordpress, its a theme issue:
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/made-one-japanese-post-the-excerpt-is-too-long/

    Also, another theme is solving this same issue by switching from word to letter count internally (theme option works)
    any internal code we could use?
    Thanks

    Also, the excerpt function in customize doesn’t work for me – i put it on zero but no changes
    https://snipboard.io/CqWHGN.jpg

    #2247806
    Fernando
    Customer Support

    The article you linked says the issue stems if we’re no using the native the_excerpt() tag but we’re actually using it to retrieve the excerpt: https://github.com/tomusborne/generatepress/blob/adfe090929b0515cdf894f4c6b722cfe8c0790dc/content.php#:~:text=%3Fphp%20the_excerpt()%3B%20%3F%3E

    Moreover, to clarify first, are you using the custom excerpt field or a WP read more Block?: https://share.getcloudapp.com/BluGBYey

    If you use either of this, the excerpt count in the Customizer wont work on the specific posts using either.

    To change the excerpt from word to character count, you can try this PHP snippet:

    add_filter( 'the_excerpt', function( $excerpt ) {
        $excerpt = substr( $excerpt, 0, 200 );
    
        $button = sprintf( '<p class="read-more-container"><a title="%1$s" class="read-more content-read-more button" href="%2$s">%3$s%4$s</a></p>',
            the_title_attribute( 'echo=0' ),
            esc_url( get_permalink( get_the_ID() ) . apply_filters( 'generate_more_jump','#more-' . get_the_ID() ) ),
            __( 'Read more', 'gp-premium' ),
            '<span class="screen-reader-text">' . get_the_title() . '</span>'
        );
    
        return $excerpt . $button;
    } );

    Kindly replace 200 with the character count you prefer.

    Adding PHP reference: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/adding-php/#code-snippets

    Kindly let us know how it goes!

    #2247837
    David

    THANK YOu will give this a try.
    I am using one of your templates called VOLUME

    ONE LAST QUESTION:
    can I make my own blog archive page in ELEMENTS? to do my own category layout? If yes, can you point me to the documentation part. Cheers, David

    #2247844
    Fernando
    Customer Support

    You’re welcome David! Yes, you may. You may modify blog/archive templates through a Block Element – Content Template.

    Here’s a document for reference: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/block-element-content-template/

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