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Post Thumbnail and Excerpt in Posts Page

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  • Started 4 years ago by Pictrix
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  1. Pictrix
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    I wanted to show a Post Thumbnail and an Excerpt only in the Posts Page (index.php). The excerpt had to include the "Read More" link regardless of its length instead of ellipsis.

    I searched the forum and I found bits here and there. What I finally came up with follows. I am no PHP expert, but it might be helpful to anyone looking to achieve the same result. If there's a better way to do this, I'm all ears!


    <?php
    // ----- SHOW EXCERPT AND THUMBNAIL IN POSTS PAGE-------------------------------
    // ------------- * 1) Activate excerpts in posts page:
    // ------------- From here: http://forums.themeshaper.com/topic/custom-excerpts#post-11213

    function child_content($content) {
    if ( is_home() ) { //this is the posts page, see http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags
    $content = 'excerpt';
    }
    return $content;
    }
    add_filter('thematic_content', 'child_content');

    // ------------- * 2) Have all excerpts include a "Read More" (regardless of post lenght):
    // ------------- (Only excerpts longer than 55 words will get it automatically)
    // ------------- From here: http://forums.themeshaper.com/topic/read-more-link-in-manual-excerpt#post-12994

    function all_excerpts_get_more_link($post_excerpt) {
    return $post_excerpt . '
    ID) . '">' . 'Read More...' . '';
    }
    add_filter('wp_trim_excerpt', 'all_excerpts_get_more_link');

    // ------------- * 3) Remove ellipsis from excerpts longer than 55 words
    // ------------- From here: http://forums.themeshaper.com/topic/read-more-link-in-excerpt-redux#post-6323

    function excerpt_ellipse($text) {
    return str_replace('[...]', '

    ', $text); }

    add_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'excerpt_ellipse');

    // ------------- * 4) Activate the post thumbnail feature:
    add_theme_support('post-thumbnails');

    // ------------- * 5) Add post thumbnail to the posts (index) page:
    function my_postheader($postheader) {
    if ( is_home() ) {
    $postmeta .= the_post_thumbnail();
    }
    return $postheader;
    }
    add_filter('thematic_postheader', 'my_postheader');

    // ----- END -------------------------------------------------------------------
    ?>

    I hope this helps, or at least gets you started.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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