I have the blog 7.19 module installed and have published my 2nd blog post, the problem I have is that what I view the blog page I'm only seeing snippets of the post and there is no way of viewing the full blog post, I don't want a menu link but I would like the title of the blogs displayed on the blog page and when if you click this then you are taken to the full post.

Am I missing something I thought that would be a standard setup?


Edit, its clear the issue is with blocks, I added recent blog posts to the content block and it displayed correctly although on pages I didnt want it, would I be correct in say I need to create a custom block add the block to a node?


VM’s picture

the snippet is a teaser/summary based on the body field for the blog content type being set up as in the way that it is. ie: long text with summary.

you can configure the current body field in administer -> content types -> blog -> manage fields or if you don't ever want a summary create a new body field, copy and paste the content, delete the old field.

steeph’s picture

I'm not sure I understand how you set the blog up. Usually the articles are displayed in the content area, not in a block. Is the title missing completely? Can you link to the website so we can see what is wrong?

paull’s picture

Thanks guys, I've managed to get the content sorted out, could you advise where I can edit the css for the titles of the blog?

Link is www.electrifire.co.uk/blog

In time I will be looking to archive the posts similar to wordpress in the right side bar, if you can offer any advice that would be great

steeph’s picture

I'm not sure what you did to display the blog posts on this page, so I don't know why the titles are missing. But I suggest you have a look at the Views module and use it to display the blog page.

These posts might help with the archive block:

For the CSS, the file that is used for most your site's CSS is: sites/all/themes/electricfire/css/style.css
But you can also add a file in sites/all/themes/electricfire/electricfire.info. Something like stylesheets[all][] = css/custom.css Then you can use this file to add your custom CSS.

VM’s picture

the views.module includes a default archive view with a block display.

paull’s picture

Thanks, I'll take a look and maybe watch a tutorial on youtube, feel a little out of my depth with drupal and at the moment regret not going with wordpress, drupal seems to be future proof and has everything you need but I find simple things like this complicated

VM’s picture

if your comment is in reference to the archive its not all that complicated.

install views
enable the archive view
go to administer -> blocks
enable the archive block where you want it

paull’s picture

I think I need to uninstall the blog and start a fresh with it, Im pretty sure views is enabled but would have to check


Views Bulk Operations
Views UI

Are all installed and enabled