Blog Page First Post Full Length, Remaining Posts as Excerpts

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  • #54652

    JenniB
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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me how to make the first post of a blog page a full length post, while all the remaining posts on the page still show as excerpts?

    Thanks!
    Jenn

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    #54663

    Susan
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    It’s really difficult to tell you without knowing which theme you are running, but you might try Bill Erickson’s Genesis Grid plugin – that’s what I use for grids for the sites I build.


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    #54680

    JenniB
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    I am using Metro theme. I looked at the grid plugin, but wsa afraid it would change every single blog page I have. I only want to change one blog page. I could make a new blog template, but I don’t know if the grid plugin works with different themes.

    #54684

    Susan
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    The plugin allows you to a) select how many featured posts and excepts on the home page, and b) how many featured posts and excerpts on all the other pages, so you could have one featured post on the home page, and 8 excerpts, for example, and 10 excerpts on all the other pages.


    Susan @ Graphically Designing I offer theme customizations I tweet!
    I’ve taken up the challenge! – help me answer some of the unanswered posts

    #54710

    JenniB
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    Oh, thanks Susan, but that won’t work for me. Do you know how to code the blog template to include one full length post and the remaining excerpted posts?

    #54721

    Susan
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    Post count: 9598

    Try this:

    http://www.billerickson.net/a-better-and-easier-grid-loop/

    This is coded for 5 on the home page, but you can easily change that to one.


    Susan @ Graphically Designing I offer theme customizations I tweet!
    I’ve taken up the challenge! – help me answer some of the unanswered posts

    #54727

    JenniB
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    Oh, thank you, but I’m sorry if I wasn’t clear. I need this code on the blog template page – not the homepage. I already use widgets on the homepage.

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