April 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm #37305
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.April 24, 2013 at 7:47 am #37380
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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The forums are community based. Staff only monitors the forum for issues relating to the forum itself and to redirect users to where they need to go.April 24, 2013 at 12:50 pm #37447
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!April 30, 2013 at 3:05 am #38523
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.
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