I unchecked “show posts excerpts” option from Customizing -> Sparkling Options -> Content Options. The blog page now shows the full content of the post. but it also shows the read more button.
Another problem is that the blog page layout is not changing. I set it to right sidebar but it shows as full width. I see an option at the bottom of the page in edit mode. It says: “Select layout for this specific Page only ( Note: This setting only reflects if page Template is set as Default Template and Blog Type Templates.)”. Please explain this option. The url of my blog is http://pakjiddat.com
I solved this problem by creating a child theme of the Sparkling theme. I downloaded the Sparkling Child theme from : https://colorlibsupport.com/t/sparkling-child-theme/. After activating the Child theme, I copied the content.php file from the parent theme to the child theme and edit the file so the “Read More” button only shows when excerpt option is selected.
Hope you’re doing well. This is my first post on colorlib.
I am having the same issue as above, my “Read More” button shows even after a complete post is shown. I see that you said back in December 2015 that you’ve notified the theme developer and said the change would be made ASAP. I’m very new to this so I’m not sure if 2-3 months time is considered quick or not I only got this theme last week so I assume it’s up-to-date, if I have to do something to update please let me know. If I could avoid doing the CSS stuff it would be easier for me.
What bothers me more than having the useless “read more” button at the bottom is the colour of the post title link, when I hover on it it turns red (which clashes with the theme colours I’ve chosen). Technically the post titles shouldn’t be links anyways because they are full posts…#dc25ed is the ideal colour for the link when it’s hovered on (and black when it’s not). Hope this makes sense…
My site url is www.mrsgeekchic.com
Thank you in advance for your help! Have a nice evening,
Yup, I’m having the same issue as well. I really like this theme overall, but this “Read More” button showing for complete posts is kinda perplexing. I would also prefer to avoid trying to muddle through fixing it via css if possible - is there an ETA as to when it will be fixed in the theme itself?
You can see on the following page that i have notified the issue to the theme developer and the issue is fixed in the theme but the updated theme is not yet released in WordPress repository so you are not getting update for the theme.
I think the updated theme version will be released after implementing some major feature in it but sorry i can’t tell you the exact date or ETA when it will be available.
To help us keep support thread separates could you please create your own thread for your other questions here https://colorlibsupport.com/c/sparkling/ instead of replying on this thread as it makes the thread messy and hard to read.
If you want to you can also add reference of this thread in your newly created thread.
We would be more than happy to help you on your new thread.
Thanks for the quick reply! I will for sure post my other question in a new forum.
If I decide to download the updated theme from the link you mentioned in your response above how will that affect the look of my blog? Will the colours I’ve chosen and the header and everything I’ve done to customize it stay the same with the download? or will I have to redo it all? I’m so new at this.