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Multiple Excerpt Styles

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  • Started 3 years ago by helgatheviking
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  1. I've come back to the idea of having 2 styles of excerpts... say 1 that is short w/ all the tags stripped out and 1 that is longer with a few tags left in such as and .

    I found a couple of sites on the subject, but nothing really seems right. tho maybe the solution will come to me w/ some fresher eyes.

    has anybody ever done this? any slick insights? does it make sense to try to duplicate the whole excerpt function? get_the_excerpt really should accept some parameters... at the very least length.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. I think your post got fragged somehow. Did you intend to post a link?

    Overriding thematic_content to create two forms of excerpts is the path I'd take.

    In terms of triggering which excerpt shows where, You could use conditional tags in thematic_content_init, custom fields from the post, or filter the_content in thematic_content looking for a custom comment block like the more tag i.e. <!--more -->.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. yeah there is not supposed to be a link in there. i'm not sure what happened. i'm going to try overriding the entire thematic_content_init and thematic_content functions like i have done before. i am not sure why i have been reluctant to do it that way. is there no way to filter in just the conditions that i want to add?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. another thing- i am sort of at a loss as to how to define my 2nd excerpt conditionally. I'm using a loop to put content in the sidebar above the widget areas, but since it is a loop !(in_the_loop()) doesn't work, and thematic_content needs to be in the loop anyway. can't use is_home() or things that match post type as i want excerpts in the content area to stay normal. so basically i need to target 1 loop and not the other.

    still working on this one...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. What I was describing was meant for providing different styles of content or excerpts in the main loop.

    Do you want the normal Thematic loop with one type of excerpt and then a new loop above the main asides that outputs a second kind of excerpt?

    btw I've been trying to get to you via email. Any of it get through?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. hi gene, yes i am looking for 1 type of excerpt for the normal loop and another type above the main asides. actually i think i have almost got it sorted. i did get an email from you (my site is basically defunct and my new portfolio site never seems to get done) and will write you back soon.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. how come this never seems to work?

    //change default excerpts to my_excerpts
    function childtheme_excerpts($post) {
    	global $thematic_content_length;
    
    		if ( strtolower($thematic_content_length) == 'excerpt' ) {
    	$post = '';
    	$post .= my_excerpt('long','ellipse');
    	}
    	return $post;
    }
    
    add_filter('thematic_content', 'childtheme_excerpts');

    is the only way to redefine the 'excerpt' content type to use the override?

    function childtheme_override_content() {
    		global $thematic_content_length;
    
    		if ( strtolower($thematic_content_length) == 'full' ) {
    			$post = get_the_content(more_text());
    			$post = apply_filters('the_content', $post);
    			$post = str_replace(']]>', ']]>', $post);
    		} elseif ( strtolower($thematic_content_length) == 'excerpt') {
    			$post = '';
    			$post .= my_excerpt('long', 'permalink');
    			$post = apply_filters('the_excerpt',$post);
    
    		} elseif ( strtolower($thematic_content_length) == 'none') {
    		} else {
    			$post = get_the_content(more_text());
    			$post = apply_filters('the_content', $post);
    			$post = str_replace(']]>', ']]>', $post);
    		}
    		echo apply_filters('childtheme_override_content', $post);
    
    } // end content
    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. Function names and the filters inside of them are not always interchangeable. There is no thematic_content filter hook.

    Try:
    add_filter('thematic_post', 'childtheme_excerpts');

    When things don't work when you think they should, it's always best to look back at Thematic's source.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. VICTORY! i spend so much time in the extensions folder i can't believe i didn't see that. thanks gene!

    Posted 3 years ago #

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