Full post on main page, excerpts on search/archive/category?

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    aprimko
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    I am running my site on Genesis with the Blissful child theme. I am trying to display post excerpts on the archive search results, category/tag pages and FULL POSTS on the main page.

     

    Is this possible to do ? I’ve searched the forums and haven’t found a result that works for me. Changing the Content Archive settings in the Genesis menu changes all posts one way or another.

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    Susan
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    Have you checked out Bill Eruckson’s Genesis Grid plugin? It allows you to chose how many featured (“full”) posts and excerpts to have – so, you could choose 10 featured postson front page, and 10 excerpts on internal pages (for example).


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    aprimko
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    Hi Susan, thanks for your advice.

     

    I checked out the Genesis Grid plugin, and have been playing with it for a few hours. It doesn’t do exactly what I needed, but I think I can make it work.

    I set up the plugin to work only on the “blog home” option, and used a code snippet to use full length “features”, and “teasers” inherit the genesis settings for content archives which is set to excerpts.  I’m not using any teasers, since I don’t want any excerpts on my blog main page. Since the plugin is not set to work on the other pages (search/archive/tag/category pages), they just show the generic excerpts.

    Ideally, I’d like to use the Grid plugin on the search/archive/tag/category pages with one featured excerpted post and several excerpted teasers in columns. I would then disable the plugin on the main page, to show only full length “normal” posts. I think what I have set up will work until I can hopefully figure out the other option.

    Again, thanks!

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