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  • #920981
    Mike

    Is there a preferred way to show HTML tags in excerpts — I want links in the post content to show up in the archive page excerpts.

    Using the Tasty theme, with the archive page displaying featured images, image padding removed. I tried using the More link, but then I get double images, the featured image and the first image in the post. I could turn off featured images, but I can’t see how to remove image padding from the regular image.

    Thanks!

    #920985
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    Using the more tag is the way to go, or you can consider using the excerpt metabox:
    https://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/excerpt/

    Not sure why you would need to add the image twice? Wouldn’t it work better to show the featured image in single post as well?
    https://docs.generatepress.com/article/adjusting-the-featured-images/

    Let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

    #921023
    Mike

    Thanks. Manual excerpts works for now, but less convenient if I have links in every post — besides having to copy-paste the content, I’d have to edit in two places.

    I was thinking of more of a permanent solution, like changing what’s stripped out of excerpts as a function. I found various bits of code for that, but many of them were years old, and I wondered if you had a kinda best practices version.

    I don’t use featured images in posts, in case I change themes and there’s no support for featureds in single posts. And in general, it seems safer to have everything self-contained in the post — for example, in the past, I’ve had to search and replace in image tags. Is this an unnecessary concern?

    #921027
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hmm I’m not aware of a way to keep links in excerpt without using one of the two methods above unfortunately.

    GP just uses the default WordPress excerpt function though:
    https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/the_excerpt/

    Maybe check with WordPress support to see if they have any recommendations?

    Featured images should be quite well supported as it’s a WordPress feature again:
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Thumbnails

    That would be my recommendation anyways.

    #922178
    Mike

    Yeah, I guess it’s more of a WordPress issue than a GP one. I’ll figure it out. Thanks!

    #922181
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support
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