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February 28, 2023 at 1:54 am #2549607John
Hello Support-Team !
I have different kinds of posts (not pages)
on my site:
Examples under Patterns.
These tend to be fairly brief.
Q&As under Questions.
These are always brief.
These tend to be long.
I know that it is possible to select excerpts for posts.
But, as far as I know selecting that would reduce all
posts on the site to an excerpt, meaning on my site whether
the post is an Example, a Q&A, or an Anecdote.
Is it possible to designate which kinds of posts
appears as excerpts, i.e. just anecdotes?
JohnFebruary 28, 2023 at 7:18 am #2549943DavidStaffCustomer Support
will you be using the GB Query Loop to show the posts and their excerpt?
If so, then in the Query Loop Post Template you can add a
Post Contentblock, to show the entire post content.February 28, 2023 at 7:30 am #2549955John
I’ll think I’ll hold off
on this for now.February 28, 2023 at 9:34 am #2550263DavidStaffCustomer Support
Let us know if you want to revisit, and if you need more detailApril 9, 2023 at 12:27 am #2602697John
I do want to revisit this.
In fact, I created a new topic yesterday on this.
Then today stumbled across above.
Here’s the situation:
I have different kinds of posts on my site:
— over 1k examples under Patterns
— a whole bunch of Exercises
— about 60 Q&As under Questions
— roughly 30 posts under Anecdotes.
And with luck there will be more coming
of all of those types of posts.
You can take a look at them via the menu:
Patterns, Exercises, and Questions are brief.
No need for them to be presented as excerpts.
Anecdotes, however, are by their very nature longer,
some of them long. I would like to present them as
Is it possible to designate all anecdotes to be excerpted
while leaving Patterns, Exercises, and Questions not excerpted?
Above you ask about Query Loop. I read the GP/GB
info about that but could not make heads or tails
JohnApril 9, 2023 at 5:34 pm #2603470Fernando Customer Support
It’s possible. Since this page is just a Static Page: https://understand-culture.com/anecdotes/ – you can directly add a GB Query Loop Block inside it.
Then, you can use a GB Headline Block to retrieve the Excerpt. Reference: https://docs.generateblocks.com/article/dynamic-data-options-overview/#excerpt
If you’re referring to something else, let us know.April 10, 2023 at 5:11 am #2603938John
Fast again, Fernando.
“you can directly add a GB Query Loop Block inside it.”
What does that mean?
I have no experience with Query Loops.April 10, 2023 at 3:39 pm #2604678YingStaffCustomer Support
Fernando is referring to the Query loop block of the GenetateBlocks plugin.
https://docs.generateblocks.com/article/query-loop-overview/April 12, 2023 at 1:31 am #2606739John
I experimented with Query Loop but simply
could not figure out how it works.
I know what the end-state looks like, however:
All posts in Anecdotes excerpted:
But only those posts. Not posts in Patterns,
Exercises or Questions.April 12, 2023 at 2:02 am #2606775Fernando Customer Support
Sorry, I think I misunderstood. Are you referring to excerpts on specific category pages as opposed to this link: https://understand-culture.com/anecdotes/
If so, the setting in Appearance > Customize > Layout > Blog > Content Type should affect that. Reference: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/blog-content-layout/#:~:text=Archives-,Content%20Type,-%E2%80%93%20Choose%20whether%20your
There’s nothing in the categories linked in https://understand-culture.com/anecdotes/ that categorizes them as “Anecdotes” so setting them to show only excerpts dynamically unique from other categories would not be possible.April 12, 2023 at 2:24 am #2606794John
Oh, I think I know what’s going on here, Fernando.
The goal is to have all posts which are categorized
as “anecdotes” displayed as excerpts.
You write above:
“There’s nothing in the categories linked in https://understand-culture.com/anecdotes/ that categorizes them as “Anecdotes”….”
Could this be the reason . . .
When creating an anecdote (as a post) I choose not to select the category “Anecdote”. In other words, “Anecdotes” does not appear as a category below the respective anecdote.
Why? Because I like a minimalistic website. Users should know that they are in Anecdotes when they choose to read a specific anecdote. I provide only those categories which tell them where they are within the Anecdotes sections.April 12, 2023 at 8:48 am #2607472DavidStaffCustomer Support
Ok, so i am a little lost 🙂
I see in your Categories there is the
Anecdoteterm that has a a slug of:
And there are no posts in that term.
Anecdoteterm is a parent term, which has many child terms some of which have posts.
So what posts exactly are the anecdotes ? is there an example URL for the single post ?April 12, 2023 at 9:03 am #2607491John
Dave: “So what posts exactly are the anecdotes?”
John: All of the posts accessible via the Anecdotes-directory:
Dave: Is there an example URL for the single post?”
The confusion might be based on my using this plugin
in order to create the directories, including the
directory for Anecdotes:April 12, 2023 at 9:15 am #2607513DavidStaffCustomer Support
is in the
Agreementscategory term that is a child of
So it shows up in this archive:
And is it that archive page ( and all other agreement child term archives ) that you want to see just the excerpt instead of the full post ?April 12, 2023 at 10:33 am #2607601John
We’re getting clarity, Dave.
I would like excerpted all posts that are Anecdotes.
Meaning any and all posts after: /anecdotes-list
The confusion could be based on the fact that I
have purposely not listed below each post the
Because as you know I like a minimalistic design.
If folks choose Anecdotes from the menu, then
choose Agreements from the topics, then they should
know that it is an anecdote. No reason to list it
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