Featured Post Doesn't Link to Post

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  • #116070

    wormheadband
    Member

    Hello,

    The ‘featured post’ on the homepage does not click through to link to the actual post. Is there a way to fix this?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is wormheadband.com.

    #116286

    jleuze
    Theme Author

    Hi, this loads the excerpt from the featured post. So if the post is longer it loads the first little bit of it and link to read the rest.

    You could make your post longer to add that link, or you could add an excerpt, with an HTML link to the post and it will load that instead.

    #116354

    wormheadband
    Member

    Thanks for your reply.

    I’m looking into adding an excerpt with an HTML link to the post. I’m trying to edit the excerpt from the ‘Post Settings’ menu under ‘More Options’ where there is a text box to define the excerpt, however I’m unable to put a live link in there.

    #116355

    jleuze
    Theme Author

    What do you mean you can’t put a live link in there, did you add the HTML for the link, did it not load the link, or is it just the text with no live link?

    Can you post a screenshot of what you have in the admin?

    #116359

    wormheadband
    Member

    I tried adding the HTML for the link – the link works when viewed in the post. The link doesn’t work when the excerpt is viewed in the module on the homepage. In the module on the homepage the link just appears as text.

    html for link

    I have also tried editing the excerpt through the ‘post settings’.

    excerpt in post settings

    #116360

    jleuze
    Theme Author

    Strange, that should work if you add an excerpt, can you send me a login for this site so I can take a closer look?
    https://press75.com/support/post-purchase/

    #116361

    jleuze
    Theme Author

    Thanks for adding me, I tested this out by adding an excerpt to this post and it worked for me.

    Are you sure you were editing the excerpt? I didn’t see any content in there. If you click the Screen Options tab at the top of the page you can enable the excerpt field if you can’t see it.

    #116362

    wormheadband
    Member

    Thanks, jleuze.

    I didn’t realize I could add html in the ‘excerpt’ text box.

    I was also working in a different version of the editor that doesn’t have the Screen Options tab, but includes the excerpt text box in the Post Settings.

    #116363

    jleuze
    Theme Author

    No problem, it’s a little clearer in the standard WP admin that you can use HTML in the excerpts.

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