Post Excerpts

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto" > "Customize" > "Content" > "Excerpts"

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WordPress has a feature that allows you to display your posts as excerpts instead of full posts. An excerpt is a shortened version of your post content consisting of the first few lines of text and, if selected, a single image from that post.

Excerpts can serve a few purposes.

  1. Excerpts can give a condensed, yet informative, list of your posts on pages where your readers might want to scan quickly through many posts (esp. your archive and search results page types) saving your visitor time.
  2. Excerpts reduce the number of images which must load, speeding up the loading time of your pages.
  3. Excerpts reduce duplicate content from existing on your site, which can actually be somewhat harmful to search engine rankings.
  4. Excerpts can help you analyze your site traffic because visitors will need to click to view a blog post in-full, and this traffic can be reviewed later to tell you which types of posts get the most viewers.

Enabling Excerpts

By simply checking boxes in this screen, ProPhoto allows you to display excerpts instead of full posts on different page types within your blog.  By default, only your home page will display full posts, while the rest of your pages display excerpts. Check the appropriate boxes in this ProPhoto screen to choose which page types should show Posts in an Excerpt view – all unchecked page types will display Posts in their full form.

Changing the text used for ‘read more’ link

At the end of your shortened post text there is a link to “View full post“.

Link to the full post

You can change the text of the link to read the full blog Post by simply typing in another word or phrase within this screen in this ProPhoto screen.

Selecting an Excerpt style

choose from the different Excerpt styles

You can choose to show a standard style excerpt view or an image grid style for your blog.

The Standard style will provide a shortened version of your post, and one (optional) photo from your Post. Each Post is represented individually down the page much like the normal blog, but shortened.

excerpts-thumb-example

Standard style excerpts…

The Grid style will show a thumbnail for each post, organized into a grid style of your choosing.

Grid style excerpts...

Grid style excerpts…

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto 4" > "Customize" > "Content" > "Excerpts"

WordPress has a feature that allows you to display your posts as excerpts instead of full posts. An excerpt is a shortened version of your post content consisting of the first few lines of text and, if selected, a single image from that post.

Excerpts can serve a few purposes.

  1. Excerpts can give a condensed, yet informative, list of your posts on pages where your readers might want to scan quickly through many posts (esp. your archive and search results page types) saving your visitor time.
  2. Excerpts reduce the number of images which must load, speeding up the loading time of your pages.
  3. Excerpts reduce duplicate content from existing on your site, which can actually be somewhat harmful to search engine rankings.
  4. Excerpts can help you analyze your site traffic because visitors will need to click to view a blog post in-full, and this traffic can be reviewed later to tell you which types of posts get the most viewers.

Enabling Excerpts

By simply checking boxes in this screen, ProPhoto allows you to display excerpts instead of full posts on different page types within your blog.  By default, only your home page will display full posts, while the rest of your pages display excerpts. Check the appropriate boxes in this ProPhoto screen to choose which page types should show Posts in an Excerpt view – all unchecked page types will display Posts in their full form.

Changing the text used for ‘read more’ link

At the end of your shortened post text there is a link to “View full post“.

Link to the full post

You can change the text of the link to read the full blog Post by simply typing in another word or phrase within this screen in this ProPhoto screen.

Selecting an Excerpt style

choose from the different Excerpt styles

You can choose to show a standard style excerpt view or an image grid style for your blog.

The Standard style will provide a shortened version of your post, and one (optional) photo from your Post. Each Post is represented individually down the page much like the normal blog, but shortened.

excerpts-thumb-example

Standard style excerpts…

The Grid style will show a thumbnail for each post, organized into a grid style of your choosing.

Grid style excerpts...

Grid style excerpts…


This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"Appearance" > "P3 Customize" > "Content" > "Excerpts"

WordPress has a feature that allows you display your posts as excerpts instead of full posts. An excerpt is a shortened version of your post content consisting of the first few lines of text and, if selected, a single image from that post. Excerpts can serve two purposes. They can give a condensed, yet informative, list of your posts on pages where your readers might want to scan quickly through many posts (eg. your archive pages). Excerpts also keep duplicate content from existing on your site, which can actually be somewhat harmful to search engine rankings.

An archive page using excerpts

By simply checking boxes, ProPhoto allows you to display excerpts instead of full posts on different page types within your blog. The default settings are for only your home page to display full posts, while the rest of your pages display excerpts. At the end of your shortened post text there is a link to the full post.

Link to the full post

You can change the text of that link here as well.

You can set up your excerpts to be text only, or you can have each post display a single image along with the excerpt.

If using an image, you can display your image before or after your text.

When uploading images to posts, WordPress automatically creates thumbnails all of your images. Here you can choose to use either a small thumbnail, medium thumbnail, or the full-sized image in your excerpt. You can specify the “small” and “medium” sizes of future thumbnails by going to “Settings” > “Media”.

Small thumbnail

Medium thumbnail

Full-size image

ProPhoto uses a couple of methods to determine which image to grab for your post excerpt.

The most obvious is for you to assign a thumbnail image within your post. For more information on setting thumbnail images for posts click here. If you choose the “only show designated post thumbnail” option, and no thumbnail image is specified within that post, no image will be displayed. The “always try to include an excerpt image” option will first look for a designated thumbnail image for that post. If no thumbnail image is found, the first image within the post will be used as your excerpt image.

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