[Resolved] Posts page shows entire post – can i make it just show a starting summary

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  • #1245535
    chris

    as above.

    Please go to my website and Blog / News page. You will see it shows the entire articles on my website, but i want it just to show an opening excerpt and the visitor then clicks to read the full article.

    I have read up on other excerpt advice but none helps. I am using the premium version.

    #1245924
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    I’m not sure if I understand.

    The Blog/News menu link is a single post and not the posts page.

    Let me know if I’m missing something 🙂

    #1246141
    chris

    Hi Leo,

    Ok sorry, this is likely because i really am a very inexperienced user.

    On the basis of your reply, please can you advise how i direct my ‘posts page’ to appear on my website in place?

    Thank you and great service and company.

    #1246188
    chris

    Leo,

    To add, i have tried to follow many guides/messages of topic on this support and i can see it’s something that has been asked before. Please see this link which appears very similar:

    https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/full-posts-showing-instead-of-excerpts/

    What i think i need to do, is somehow set the ‘Page’ that gets represented on my website to be the ‘Archive’ version, not the full post article.

    #1246199
    chris

    Leo,

    To try and really make this clear on the problem, i have done two additional ‘Posts’. ‘Test’ and ‘Test 1’.

    I can;t show you a screenprint here, but these have gone into ‘Recent posts’ sidebar, but the Main Page content still shows the very first Post in Full (doesn’t even show the other two).

    Before i have had the main content page show all the posts, but just a summary/excerpt of all these posts and that’s what i need back please.

    #1246304
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    1. create a new Page and give it a title of Blog. Don’t add any content. Now publish this.
    2. Go to Dashboard > Settings > Reading – and for Posts page: select your newly created Blog Page.
    3. Go to Appearance > Menus and edit your Primary Menu – delete your current Blog / News menu and now Add your newly created Blog page. You can change the Navigation Label to display what you need.

    #1246315
    chris

    Superb! Thank you. Good work team.

    #1246355
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Glad we could be of help

    #1272722
    chris

    all resolved

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