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  #1  
Old Dec 8, 2009, 08:19 AM
JFG
 
44 posts · Jul 2009
Canada
[SOLVED] How to display excerpts inside tables?

Hi,

I would like to display each excerpt on multiple-post pages (including post title and excerpt) inside individual tables on which I would put a border. Anyone know how I can do this?

And I would like to make the text in the excerpts justified.

Thanks for any input...

JFG
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 08:55 AM
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22,269 posts · Mar 2009
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you can style the post container. each post sits inside a post container and they all sit inside the center column - see http://callofthemuse.com/ for an example. In this case I have the first post full and the rest excerpts, but each in their own box

Is this what you are looking for?
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 10:50 AM
JFG
 
44 posts · Jul 2009
Canada
Yes! This is exactly what I want to do. I added the border I wanted in the post container. But now I have another problem... it also adds them on the pages but I only want this to affect posts. How would I go about it?

And while I'm at it... how would I only add the borders to the excerpts and not the posts themselves?

Many thanks!

JFG
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 11:23 AM
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hmmm, see pages are actually a special kind of post. you will have to do some CSS Inserts the backout the changes for pages you can use 'body.page' to identify the 'page' pages vrs the multi-post or single-post pages (body.blog and body.single)

to see what CSS you need to change, set the color to 123456, then view the source and search for 123456. You should see teh CSS you need to 'reverse'.
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 11:47 AM
JFG
 
44 posts · Jul 2009
Canada
Well, I don't understand what you just explained. Would it be more simple to have just the excerpts show up with the border on the container - or is the same container as the posts and pages in the code as well?
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 11:50 AM
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It's the same container. What you want to do is doable, it will just take some CSS Inserts. You will have to look at how the container is stled now, then create CSS Inserts for the way you want it to be different. By using the 'body.xxxxx' selector, you can direct the new CSS to just certian types of pages.
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