Content Options takes care of small visual changes like showing or hiding the author, date, and more!
Introducing Content Options: An Easy New Way to Make Visual Changes to Your Site
The Content Options section gives you an easy way to make small visual modifications across your site—like hiding the post date or displaying an excerpt instead of a full post, with no custom CSS needed!
There are three main features for now:
- Blog Display: choose between displaying the full content of each post or an excerpt on the blog and category, tag, and date archive pages. A “default” option is also available for themes that mix excerpts and full posts based on post format.
- Author Bio: Hide the author bio on single posts.
- Post Details: Show or hide the post date, tags, or categories.
You can see Content Options in action in this video:
Check out the full support documentation to learn more about how these new theme options work.
Not all the themes support all these features, but all new free themes will fully support Content Options.
Here’s an extended list of themes that either fully or partially support Content Options:
- Big Brother
- Forefront (premium)
- Hemingway Rewritten
- Twenty Sixteen
We also plan to add support for modifying other elements in the future, including the ability to hide featured images and author names. If you have more ideas, we’d love to hear from you!
- Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
This is great news! My current theme doesn’t support these, but with these extra options available on other themes I’m going to feel more free to try changing theme now – the option to show only excerpts is really important to me; and I remember deciding not to use a theme that I otherwise liked, because it had the author bio showing on each post and I really didn’t like that.
So hooray for more flexibility! Thank you!
I have been trying to find a theme that let’s me use excerpts, lets me set a featured image that is displayed with the excerpt, but does not stick the featured image to the top of the full post.
I have Custom CSS, and while I can sometimes change whether the featured image is displayed, I can’t, of course, force excerpts.
Now that the paid ‘Plans’ have changed, the ‘plan’ I have now will no longer support CSS customization unless I pay over twice as much – for a bunch of things I don’t want. I liked it better when these upgrade features were a la carte.
I will be a happy blogger if Nucleare or Lovecraft use excerpts, and I can hide the featured image from the header and/or the top of each post. I’d also like excerpt thumbnails that don’t chop off the tops and bottoms of the photo.