How to show or display summary of the article or post in your blog’s front page.
I have read in many forums, there are lots of people out there want to display their post summary, a few words or sentences and then following by read more, or continue reading button link.
Basically whenever you click this read more button, it will bring you to the whole length of your post or in a post page.
How do we make this post summary in front or homepage? It is actually really not complicated, and also depends on your theme file. If this following tutorial won’t work for you, feel free to contact me or leave a comment, i will check your theme file.
Steps to make post summary:
1. In your dashboard, go to posts, either click “edit” the post or “Add new” to create a new post. Type your post, optimize your post with all in seo pack plugin, if you use it.
2. Click the “Hide/show kitchen sink” button if it is not yet clicked, you will have more options.
3. Place your cursor wherever you want to put read more button or summarize your post, and click the “insert more tag” button.
You can also switch your tab from “visual” to “html” and add this more tag manually by typing
<!--more--> It will make your post displaying post summary. Or even just click “more” tab in your html post editor.
4. Click “publish” if you create a new post or “update” button if you modify your post.
These above guides will show your wordpress blog post summary.
Thank you very much for this tutorial. I finally found the way to insert read more tag for a wp blogspost.
Great tip and advice “how to make summary in wordpress blog homepage” i have got my new blog today and i wanted to setup posts summary on my homepage – your article helped me to do it, thank you for sharing that info.
I am glad the article could help.
Thanks for leaving a nice comment 🙂
Chris Leadley says
Great post helped out a lot, thanks.
Thanks for the tip… but it did not work even after I cleared my cache there was no change.
Any other ways?
Hi there, depends on your theme, if you post the link to your blog, i will check.
Without knowing your site it is hard to help..
awesome I was searching for this who would have thunked it. Is their away that a blog will automatically do this by default?
Yes, there is a way to make it automatic, but you must edit your functions.php or using plugins though I have heard it somewhere, there is a plugin for that, but because personally I have never used any, I can’t recommend to you.
I hope this helps
I tried doing this both ways on my site, and still can’t get it work! I have the Coraline theme, which should support the easy “more” code….
I’ve been trying to get this to work for ages. Please help!
Unfortunately I don’t have time to help people right now 🙁
I recommend you ask to theme creator, if it is a good theme, the creator would gladly help.
This helped me out a lot! Thank you SO much!! 🙂
You can read my ‘summarized’ blog at yash1229.wordpress.com 😀
i love you tutorials! this summary thing works on my blog. there’s no need for another plugin so i can display the summary. this is good for my blog coz in the homepage, it retain some of my customization! an excerpt would not do that.
Glad it works out for you!
David Bourke says
thanks for a simple and effectve tutorial, as ever seems easy now…once you know!
Ajo Paul says
Hi, I am using the twentyten theme and the index.php does not seem to have the the_content option to replace it to the_excerpt option. kindly have a look here. http://ajopaul.com
In twenty ten theme, you don’t need to add any codes, just adding in html tab, or the “more” tag icon just like I showed in the image will work
I hope this helps.
Ajo Paul says
I have fixed my problem
Thank you very much for this tutorial. I have been trying to figure out how to do this by looking in the settings. As usual I made it harder then I had to 😛
Thank you again for this.
Just want to say thanks as your little guide worked a treat 🙂