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Hey everyone, I was just wondering if this is possible:
Rather then having an excerpt of a blog I have written, can I only have the link, then once someone clicks on the link they are taken to the article? I would prefer to have it in that format rather than having it in the format where there is a little excerpt.
Thanks
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What you could maybe try to do is hide the blog page from the menu. Then on a new page, you could create text links which people could click on which would take them to the corresponding article.

Step 1: Hide blog page from menu

1. Click on the "Edit Menu" button on the top toolbar.
2. A dialog box will open and you will see the list of your pages in the left-hand pane under "in the menu".
3. Click on the page you would like to remove and drag-and-drop it to "out of menu"

The page will no longer be in your menu.

Step 2: Create text links

1. Drag and drop a text widget onto your page.
2. In the text widget type the words that you want people to click on (this is your link text).
3. Highlight the link text and then click on the link button (it's the 10th button from the left in the text editing tool bar, and looks like the link in a chain).
4. A link editor dialogue box will open up and you will be given 4 options. You can link to an email address, an external URL, a page on your own site or a file in your file manager.
5. Click on an external URL and enter in your blog article URL. It would look something like this: http://YOURSITE.COM/blog/name of article. The easiest way to locate this is to go to your published site and navigate to your blog page. Then click on the post heading and copy the URL address in the address bar.

If you have not published your site with the blog, then you can do the following:

* replace YOURSITE.com with your site URL
* replace blog with the name you have given your blog page (if any new name)
* article name is the heading which you gave your post

You will then have a link on your page. To check that your link is working preview your page and then click on the link.

This is a brief explanation of how to add links, we have written a tutorial that shows the process in more detail. Here is the link: Creating Links.
For a step by step video on how to Add text links please see: Adding text links.

I hope this helps!
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Oh wow thank you very Much !!

I will watch the videos for sure !

Once again thank you
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You're very welcome Ali. =)
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sorry but two quick questions,
A) On what page do I drop the text widget on?
B) What is a text widget?

Sorry for the dumb questions,
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Please don't feel dumb at all. This is a learning process and one that everyone has to go through. This is a perfect place to be asking questions!

You can decide which page you want to drop the text widget on. It can be on an existing page or on a new page.

A text widget is a tool which allows you to type on your website.

1. Drag and drop a text widget from the sidebar on the right onto your page (it looks like a piece of writing paper and a pen).
2. Click inside the green text box and start typing or paste your text.
3. Use the text editing toolbar to format your text. This toolbar looks like a toolbar you will have seen in any word processor you might have used and it displays across the top of your page whenever you click on a text widget.

Once you've added your text widget, you can then go back to the instructions posted above to create the text links.

Please don't hesitate to ask for further clarification if needed. =)
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Oh wow before I ask you my other question, I truely am grateful to have someone like you...this is my first time on this site, and I defintley enjoy having a great source of help.

I have decided to creat a new page to drop the widget on, would it matter if I chose blog, or web? You know when you creat a new page it asks if you want a blog or a web page....would it matter if i clicked any? Or is there one i MUST click
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You're very welcome Ali. =)

I would suggest choosing "web". The blog one is to actually create your blog page which I assume you have already done to post your articles?
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Yes, I have used the blog page for the articles.
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Great to know. Okay.. then I would just choose web. Then drag and drop your text widget and create your text links to your blog articles.
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OMG IT WORKED....but WAIT....one quick question...I have NOT published my site yet, (Ill do it in a week or more)...you told me to go the blog and do this '' Step 1: Hide blog page from menu

1. Click on the "Edit Menu" button on the top toolbar.
2. A dialog box will open and you will see the list of your pages in the left-hand pane under "in the menu".
3. Click on the page you would like to remove and drag-and-drop it to "out of menu"''

once I do this....I cant find the URL..liink..because it is gone....the first one I did...I didnt to the edit menu etc etc....so i found the url really really easy..but how do I find the url...if I hide the blog and the post etc etc??

thanks !
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Even though your blog is not in the menu - you will always have access to it in your site builder. Go to the second tab called "page" and in the drop-down menu you will see a list of the pages you have made. Locate your blog page.

Also, just so that you know...

The beginning of your URL is always going to be the same. For example - http://YOURSITE.COM/blog/

The name of your blog article always goes after the beginning part - so now it would look something like this:
http://YOURSITE.COM/blog/name of article.

* name of article is the heading which you gave your post

I hope that information helps!
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You really have been a blessing to me...I have finally (thanks to YOU) figured everything out...i really do want to thank you, I have no idea how you were able to make this so easy.....I dont know, but you did...

Anyways, I have to leave for a while, but If I have anymore questions I HOPE that someone like you, or you is here to answer...

Good Day and take care
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It was my pleasure Ali. There will always be someone around to help you if you should have more questions.