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Harvey
We'd like to be able to customize the text on the homepage of the newspaper. It currently default to the first 285 (+/-) characters of the text in the article. We'd like to be able to customize it to something completely different.
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You can post your thoughts so that we can evaluate how easy or difficult this is going to be.
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One of our goals for the home page are to be able to more listings on it without it looking to congested. Maybe 10 or 12 listings without much scrolling.

Some options we've discussed include:

Option to eliminate the "byline" from the homepage:



Ideally the top of the title would align with the top of the image, and the bottom of the text would align with the bottom of the image:



And as discussed before, we'd like to be able to have the copy that shows on the homepage be entered independantly of what appears at the beginning of the article.

FYI from my point of view, the issues posted in "Harvey's Questions" are more pressing than those in the wish list threads. Obviously you guys will work in the way that makes the most sense for you, but I thought you should know.
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Would it be possible to super impose the NAME of our newspaper on top of the image we want to upload at the top?

Our newspaper is called "The Magazine" and we'd like to have an image like this:



But you can't leave the NAME header blank, and I dont think for SEO you would want to anyway.
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Yes, this is possible, but this would be done by javascript code on the page. So those names would show up only after a small delay (maybe 1 or 2 seconds). We can't manipulate those images on the server side because this is complex and inefficient. One solution is to manipulate those images with an image editor (e.g., photoshop, gimp, etc.) and upload them again. If you decide that you want the javascript solution, then you should wait for the template of post pages, which should be available in some days (we are still working on it right now).
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Will I don't really understand your explanation Hugo, it can certainly wait. Thanks.
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Harvey44 wrote
We'd like to be able to customize the text on the homepage of the newspaper. It currently defaults to the first 285 (+/-) characters of the text in the article. We'd like to be able to customize it to something completely different.
Hugo and everyone thanks for all your hard work. This issue above is our next priority.

Let me know if you have questions regarding this.
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I just want to confirm. You want two changes to the magazine front page:

(1) Remove the "byline"
(2) Have a way to customize the snippet text that shows on the front page, which is not displayed when the user opens the post.

Is that all? Anything else? Please confirm.
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Hugo <Nabble> wrote
I just want to confirm. You want two changes to the magazine front page:

(1) Remove the "byline"

(2) Have a way to customize the snippet text that shows on the front page, which is not displayed when the user opens the post.

Is that all? Anything else? Please confirm.
Yes, you've got it. Plus number 3:

1. We want to have the intro text be INDEPENDENT of the article. So we can enter it in a separate field.
 
2. Remove the byline:
 
by (Author) • Oct 20  | 461 views |  3 comment
 
3. Gain the ability to have the Newspaper name and description superimposed over an image.
 
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Harvey44 wrote
1. We want to have the intro text be INDEPENDENT of the article. So we can enter it in a separate field.
This one is complex and we are still discussing how to do it.
Harvey44 wrote
2. Remove the byline:
 
by (Author) • Oct 20  | 461 views |  3 comment
Done.
Harvey44 wrote
3. Gain the ability to have the Newspaper name and description superimposed over an image.
Done. Note that in some cases, aligning the text to the center of the image is difficult. If you prefer, we can show the text on the upper left corner of the image (this is easier to implement).
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Hugo <Nabble> wrote
Harvey44 wrote
3. Gain the ability to have the Newspaper name and description superimposed over an image.
Done. Note that in some cases, aligning the text to the center of the image is difficult. If you prefer, we can show the text on the upper left corner of the image (this is easier to implement).
I just fixed the center alignment problem and all captions look fine now, please check. If you want to disable that caption for a particular image, you can add this property to the image tag: nocaption="y".
Example:
<img src="sample.jpg" nocaption="y"/>
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Harvey44 wrote
1. We want to have the intro text be INDEPENDENT of the article. So we can enter it in a separate field.
This is done. You should write your articles like this:
{summary_start}
The summary text...
{summary_end}
The article text...
Articles without a summary will have the first paragraph on the front page (as it was before).
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This works nicely thank you.
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