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Display excerpts of blog posts on blog listing page?

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  1. Richard
    Richard avatar
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    21 Oct 2008
    22 May 2009
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    I have setup a blog and a blog listing page, but it displays the entire entry of each blog post, and then contains a link to the "full story."

    How can I display just an excerpt of each blog post? I am using Sitefinity 3.6.

    The blog tutorial video (http://www.sitefinity.com/Videos/Blogs/) shows an Excerpt length property (see video position 89/140) - but this doesn't exist in my version of Sitefinity.

    The Sitefinity FAQ (http://www.sitefinity.com/sf3/faq.html#87) tells me to add an Excerpt property by finding this folder  ~/YourProject/Sitefinity/Admin/ControlTemplates/Blogs and ControlPanelEdit.ascx and ControlPanelInsert.ascx files. However, inside this folder I have only a file called ContentVersionView.aspx.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Stoyanka Assenova
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    01 Dec 2016
    22 May 2009
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    Hi Richard,

    Please take the following steps:
    1. Edit a page
    2. Add a Blog Posts control that located in the Blogs group of the toolbox
    3. Edit the Blog Posts control
    4. Click on the "Settings (optional)" link in the Basic tab
    5. In the "Blog posts settings" section select "Summary" radio button and click on the "Set summary" link
    6. Set value in the field "Display the first ..... words of the item"
    7. Press "I'm done" button
    8. Publish the page

    If you have any problems, do not hesitate to contact us.

    Greetings,
    Stoyanka Assenova
    the Telerik team

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  3. Richard
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    Ah, that's where it has moved to!

    Many thanks for your quick response.
  4. jack mc
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    03 Jul 2009
    22 Jul 2009
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    Worked for me too!! Had a similar question. THANKS.
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