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    trondentdev

    I can’t find the “excerpt” checkbox under “Screen Options.” I have looked through the forum here, as well as other forums and can’t find anything helpful. I bought this template so that I would not have to use PHP, or any other type of coding. I am not a developer, and don’t understand how to “insert” these code plugins. Is there something that I can do in order to utilize the grid page option?

    The blog I need help with is trondentdevelopmentcorp.wordpress.com
    #148830

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    I can’t find the “excerpt” checkbox under “Screen Options.”

    To see the excerpt box, first you’ll need to create a post:

    https://trondentdevelopmentcorp.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php

    Right now you only have pages. Since excepts are a feature used on posts only, that’s why you’re not seeing the option.

    It looks like you’ve set up a couple of grid pages already, for example:

    http://trondentdevelopmentcorp.wordpress.com/about/

    http://trondentdevelopmentcorp.wordpress.com/contact-us/

    Since every page is password-protected at the moment, that’s why it’s not looking quite right.

    If your site isn’t ready for the public to look at it yet, instead of password-protecting each post, you might want to temporarily set the whole site to private under Settings > Reading, instead:

    https://trondentdevelopmentcorp.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-reading.php

    Click “I would like my site to be private, visible only to users I choose.” More about site visibility settings.

    When your site is ready to launch, you can change the site visibility option back to “Allow search engines to index this site.”

    Let me know if you need further help getting the grid pages set up.

    #148836

    trondentdev

    Thank you for the quick response. Everything was very helpful. I have a new problem though. Since the grid is based on posts and not on pages, my reading settings say that I can only assign one “posts” page. The goal was to have a grid of the management profiles on the “About” page, and then have the actual posts on the “Blog” page. Is there anything else I can do with the formatting in order to accomplish this?

    #148842

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Since the grid is based on posts and not on pages

    No, the grid page displays child pages of the grid page, not posts, so it sounds like that’s where some of the confusion may lie.

    and then have the actual posts on the “Blog” page.

    It looks like you’ve already assigned your posts to be displayed on the Blog page which you created, which means your posts are being displayed here:

    http://trondentdevelopmentcorp.wordpress.com/about/blog/

    The goal was to have a grid of the management profiles on the “About” page

    Since you’ve made these three pages the child pages of About:

    – Upcoming Innovations

    – Upcoming Events

    – Blog

    …those are the three pages you see in the grid here:

    http://trondentdevelopmentcorp.wordpress.com/about/

    Let me know if you need further help.

    #148855

    trondentdev

    Oh, I see now! Thank you.

    #148856

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    My pleasure. Looks like you’re getting things set up well now.

    I’ll mark this thread as resolved and close it, but feel free to start a new one if you need help with anything else.

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