Latest News text excerpt


#1

Hi,

I’m using Rocked Pro and am wondering if it is possible to show an excerpt of the post text or the post text with the ‘latest news’ widget? Meaning below the img and the author/category output?

Thanks in advance,
G


#2

Hello Gladys,

As far as I know, that widget doesn’t show excerpts.

Please let me know if you need more help.

Kind Regards, Roman.


#3

Dear Roman,

Thanks for your help and I have a follow up question :wink:

When I modify the widgets/fp-latest-news.php (in the rockedpro parent theme) to my needs to display a post excerpt it works just fine, but apparently that is not the proper way to do it.

I found the following help on your support forum for your Sydney theme and tried this accordingly, but it didn’t work (https://athemes.com/forums/topic/override-widgets-call-to-action-with-child-theme/)

What do I have to do differently to override the latest news widget in Rocked Pro?

Thanks in advance,
G


#4

Hello Gladys,

That solution involves modifying parent theme as well, so anyway, you’ll have to repeat parent theme modification after every theme update. So I think that it’s not much better than your solution :slight_smile:

Kind Regards, Roman.