Post on Pages - Is it possible to show post previews with content limit on pages ?
Posted on 2011-10-19
I have a blog and on the home page i have a featured posts widget (set to display the latest post from any catagory) with a content limit of 300 characters. This widget also displays a thumnnail of the Featured image.
I would like to have the same Featured post to work on Pages.
To get Posts on Pages i have done the following ..
I have created a catagory called - Reviews (Catagory id is =5)
I then created a Page also Called - Reviews
On the Reviews page i selected the Template - Blog
In Custom Fields i used:
This allows me to create a new post and select the catagory Reviews. The post appears on my homepage within featured posts widget and also appears on the Reviews Page.
My problem is that the entire post appears on the Reviews page. As you can imagine, after 3 or 4 posts the page gets very long.
I want to only display a preview of the post with featured image on the Review Page, the same as it does on the home page. Then if a visitor wants to see more of the posts they click on a 'Read More' link. That way i will be able to display more than just 3 or 4 long posts before they fall of the bottom of the page.
Thank you for your time.