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    jodzeee
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    Maybe I’m overthinking this and confusing myself, but I’m looking for a good way to do this:

    I’m using the Executive theme and pretty much everything I have is pages, not posts. I would like to be able to have content in the slider that links to a specific page, but I want the content to say whatever I want and be formatted however I want it – not just X amount of letters of the content.

    I know if it were a post I could use the excerpt (but can I format it with HTML?). I’ve tried adding support for page excerpts to my functions.php, but does the slider plugin support page excerpts?

    If not, should I just use posts and redirect to the page I want? That seems a bit clunky, but maybe that’s the only way to do it?

    Similarly, in the Home Middle widget area, I used three Featured Page widgets. Again, I want custom content here that links to it’s page. Does the Featured Page widget only support automatic excerpts?

    Thank you.

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    Andrea Rennick
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    If not, should I just use posts and redirect to the page I want? That seems a bit clunky, but maybe that’s the only way to do it?

    That’s what I would do.

    Similarly, in the Home Middle widget area, I used three Featured Page widgets. Again, I want custom content here that links to it’s page. Does the Featured Page widget only support automatic excerpts?

     

    Yes. If you really want to fine tune it, use a text widget with HTML.


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    #37447

    jodzeee
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    Thanks Andrea. In the meantime, I did set it up as posts and redirects and it’s working well (project #1). I’m juggling a few different projects and now see that I’d already experimented with the page excerpts and HTML (project #2) and that seems to work fine too. I guess that’s where I’d originally found out how to add support for page excerpts.

    If only I could remember and keep straight what I do from day to day! So to answer my own question, yes I was over-thinking and confusing myself!

    #38523

    jodzeee
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    How can I get rid of the more text? I don’t have anything chosen for that field in the settings, but it says: “Full Story…” at the bottom of all my sliders.

    http://www.uncorkeddesign.com/clients/rock-solid-1/

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