read more is not working

my website i use your theme sparkling . everything is going well but in my first page that show full post . but i want to see that just summarize . how can i fix that

Hi @rongbazz,

I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

To display summary/excerpt of the post content and not full post content on front page of your site create a child theme as described on this page then copy paste the following files from sparkling theme in to the root folder of created child theme


In the above copied files search the following code

<?php the_content(); ?>

Change the above code with the following code to display summary/excerpt instead of full post content.

<?php if( is_home() ){ the_excerpt(); }else{ the_content(); } ?>

Best Regards,
Vinod Dalvi

thanks for your support

You are most welcome, if i can be of any further assistance please don’t hesitate to ask :slight_smile:

Hello Vinod,

I had the same issue as rongbazz and after applying your fix it works fine. Great!

But one more question about this: I’ve configured my blog to have the calendar widget on a sidebar, so one can see, in which months how many posts were written. Pretty standard. Now, when clicking on a month, the full posts are displayed again. Is there a similar fix to the one, you already suggested, so that only a excerpt of the posts will be displayed?

Thank you and best regards,