My Blog Does Not Look Like What I Want It To

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    The mobile version of my blog looks exactly like I want it to. The desktop version does not. I want every post to appear on the front page, with the newest ones on top, but only the first few lines (with a link to the full post). Instead, only the most recent post appears there on the desktop version. Is there a theme that is like this, or a way to adjust the theme I have, without paying for that ability?

    The blog I need help with is savedjustasiam.wordpress.com.

    #1448233

    timethief
    Member

    I want every post to appear on the front page, with the newest ones on top, but only the first few lines (with a link to the full post).

    This is how the theme is designed to function Guide to the Morning After

    #1448285

    Thank you for the information. Unfortunately, it just confirms what I already knew (that the theme I chose doesn’t do what I want it to do). Though, oddly, this same theme does exactly what I want it to do on the mobile version of my blog. Without going through the 200+ themes individually (which I’ve already done at great expense of time with many of them), is there a way to find out which themes offer the functionality I’m wanting in both the desktop and mobile versions? Surely, this can’t be as complicated or time-consuming as it seems.

    #1448288

    timethief
    Member

    I tagged this thread for assistance from Themes Staff. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1448289

    Sorry, I’m new here, so when you say “this thread,” do you mean this thread? Well, that sounded profound. :-) If so, I will receive notifications when it’s replied to, as I started it and am subscribed. If you mean a different thread, please let me know. Thanks for your help.

    #1448290

    timethief
    Member
    #1448307

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there, I just wanted to confirm that if you’re not using the special front-page Featured Posts template, The Morning After does only display the latest post.

    The good news is that there are quite a few other themes that work as you would like, with an excerpt of your latest posts – with the quantity as set under Settings > Reading – on the homepage. They include Structure, Aascetica, Grisaille, and Triton Lite. I will email you the full list.

    #1448308

    Thank you so much! No, I’m not using the featured posts feature. Can it be implemented without the paid Custom Design upgrade? I don’t see it as an option. If it can, does that mean I would have to mark every post as featured for it to show up that way on the front page?

    #1448309

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    To make posts appear as “Featured Posts” you just need to mark them as sticky posts – sorry, I was unclear before. This doesn’t require any upgrades. You can learn here how to mark a post as sticky.

    You can read more about how to use the theme on its info page.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

    #1448339

    Thanks so much for all your help! I ended up going with the Fusion theme from your emailed list. It met my criteria of looking a certain way (because I’m very picky that way!) but not requiring much tweaking of its appearance (because I’m also very busy)! I really appreciate what you did for me.

    #1448340

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Excellent! Glad to hear you found a theme that met your criteria – that can definitely be tricky, even if for someone who’s not that picky. ;-)

    Happy blogging!

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