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Summary Block for Blogs: How to hide current post?


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I can't for the life of me figure out how to hide the active post in a summary block for blogs. So for instance, I want to feature a summary block showing "Related Posts," so I set it to the category of the current post, but the current post that the user is reading will still show up in the summary block. Is there a way to prevent that? There's no reason a user would want to click a link to the post they're already on, obviously.

This is on the Nueva template, though I haven't seen the feature in any template I've used.

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I can't for the life of me figure out how to hide the active post in a summary block for blogs. So for instance, I want to feature a summary block showing "Related Posts," so I set it to the category

OK, I nearly cried then because I thought it had worked. It does work on the latest article but not the previous ones. It actually takes the latest article out of the other summary blocks in the previ

Does anyone have a solution for this question? I'm running into the same issue and I'm certain there has to be a way to resolve this?

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On 4/14/2020 at 1:57 PM, tuanphan said:

Try adding to Home > Design > Custom CSS


.collection-type-blog.view-item .summary-item-list .sqs-active-slide {
    display: none;
}

 

Hey @tuanphan, have you any further progress in helping me fix this issue? ūüôā

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I can't believe this is not a standard feature and that more people are not requesting it!¬†ūüôĄ¬†I've seen a number of paid 3rd party plugins that do this very thing, so it can obviously be easily done. I don't see why I should have to pay a 3rd party on top of my paid squarespace business plan in order to achieve such a basic function.¬†ūüė°

I contacted support about this issue and received a very polite but useless reply. Basically the options were;

1. Add specific tags to every single post I want to feature as a related post. This is a ridiculous suggestion!

  • It¬†would need to be done on every single post, every single time.
  • If you want a¬†post¬†to show up as a related post on multiple posts you would need to add a seperate tag for each unique post so the tags would¬†get crazy long.
  • You would also need to hide tags for every post so all those¬†random tags don't show up and confuse the reader.
  • It¬†would also¬†mean that the related posts do not refresh by category unless you manually deleted and added new tags to every¬†post¬†on a regular basis.

2. Use custom code. The whole reason I use Squarespace is because I don't know how, and don't want to learn or deal with custom coding. Squarespace will not provide any support for custom code so even if I was willing to give it a go I wouldn't know what code to use or where to start.

I'd love to hear if anyone has any updates or advice on custom code that:

  • Hides the active post from the related posts of¬†the same category on that specific post
  • Does not then hide the active post from showing up as a related post on other active posts
  • Allows the related posts to update over time based on new blog posts added to that specific category
  • Does not require to hide tags on each post or manually add¬†unique tags to each post

I'd be really interested to hear from anyone using a theme that has the related posts function included in it's design. Does it automatically hide the active post? If so is there a way to reverse engineer a solution using the same code?

Am I wrong to think that it really doesn't seem like a big ask for such basic functionality?

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On 6/17/2020 at 6:10 AM, SanitiseThis said:

Could anyone help out with this one to hide the current product?

I've added a summary block into the additional info section of the product editor and similar to above, it will include the current product you are viewing

@SanitiseThis

I have one summary block showing a single blog article that I have tagged as FEATURED. Then below it, I have another summary block with 30 items. I did not want to repeat the FEATURED post in that block. It is not the most elegant or perfect solution but I have simply told the first item in the specific summary block not to display. (In this case, it worked for me because I plan to always have the most recent blog article as the featured article - this would not work if the featured article was not the most recent. I know this is not the best but maybe it will inspire some ideas. Half of this stuff is being creative with the CSS LOL)

Example:

#block-yui_3_17_2_1_1594082530518_15247
.summary-item:nth-child(1) {
  display: none;
}

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On 2/21/2020 at 4:04 AM, dubwebdev said:

Does anyone have a solution for this question? I'm running into the same issue and I'm certain there has to be a way to resolve this?

Can you share link to your blog page? I can take a look

You can send your question to my email to get detail answer. / How to Setup Password & Share URL 

-- I came back. Will answer soon.

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On 4/9/2020 at 1:46 PM, dubwebdev said:

There wasn't a solution for this based on what I researched. Perhaps @tuanphan can help you with the request. I ended up advising my client to leave it as is since the hassle was more time consuming that it was worth for all involved.

That's exactly the point where I'm up to. I could not find any solution to this either.

 It's extraordinary that you can't exclude posts and only include one category... It's SUCH an oversight. VERY annoying. Thanks for your reply. 

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On 4/3/2020 at 1:26 PM, Creativore said:

@tuanphan I am having trouble with this also. I want to hide the current post in the summary block so it doesn't replicate itself on the page. 

Site: https://grey-sapphire-9lfk.squarespace.com/blog
Password: summary

It seems you solved?

24 minutes ago, Creativore said:

That's exactly the point where I'm up to. I could not find any solution to this either.

 It's extraordinary that you can't exclude posts and only include one category... It's SUCH an oversight. VERY annoying. Thanks for your reply. 

Can you share link to your blog?

You can send your question to my email to get detail answer. / How to Setup Password & Share URL 

-- I came back. Will answer soon.

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35 minutes ago, tuanphan said:

It seems you solved?

Can you share link to your blog?

Hi @tuanphan,

Thank you so much for taking the time to help out. I am so grateful. I hope you are staying well and safe during these incredible times. X

I haven't been able to solve it. I tried one way but it was actually not going to work - it's been a complete nightmare - I'm perplexed as to how I can do this. 

Link to blog: https://grey-sapphire-9lfk.squarespace.com/articles

Password is summary

Thanks mate. ūüôā¬†

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3 minutes ago, Creativore said:

Hi @tuanphan,

Thank you so much for taking the time to help out. I am so grateful. I hope you are staying well and safe during these incredible times. X

I haven't been able to solve it. I tried one way but it was actually not going to work - it's been a complete nightmare - I'm perplexed as to how I can do this. 

Link to blog: https://grey-sapphire-9lfk.squarespace.com/articles

Password is summary

Thanks mate. ūüôā¬†

Post in pagination or sidebar?

You can send your question to my email to get detail answer. / How to Setup Password & Share URL 

-- I came back. Will answer soon.

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5 minutes ago, tuanphan said:

Post in pagination or sidebar?

I'm not sure what you mean. The blog articles are listed in that page. Individual articles are: https://grey-sapphire-9lfk.squarespace.com/articles/colour-theory-and-how-it-sells

https://grey-sapphire-9lfk.squarespace.com/articles/signwriter-anthropology

https://grey-sapphire-9lfk.squarespace.com/articles/logo-file-extensions

Once again, thank you. X

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2 minutes ago, Creativore said:

Try adding to Home > Design > Custom CSS

.collection-type-blog.view-item .summary-item-list .sqs-active-slide {
    display: none;
}

 

You can send your question to my email to get detail answer. / How to Setup Password & Share URL 

-- I came back. Will answer soon.

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4 minutes ago, tuanphan said:

Try adding to Home > Design > Custom CSS


.collection-type-blog.view-item .summary-item-list .sqs-active-slide {
    display: none;
}

 

OK, I nearly cried then because I thought it had worked. It does work on the latest article but not the previous ones. It actually takes the latest article out of the other summary blocks in the previous articles. Does that make sense?

You are still bloody amazing though. I'm so grateful for your efforts. 

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Could anyone help out with this one to hide the current product?

I've added a summary block into the additional info section of the product editor and similar to above, it will include the current product you are viewing

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The website it about to go live so it will probably be lynnepalmerinc.com/insights-executive-recruitment-blog but if not, it is https://emu-jaguar-5y4h.squarespace.com/insights-executive-recruitment-blog and the password is lp -- that is a lowercase L and lowercase P.

 

I have been able to hide the first (most recent) post. That is fine. BUT, when I do, there is an empty space showing up in the first row of the summary block. Here are the two codes I have used.

Can anyone help? For now, I have the code disabled. 

 

#block-yui_3_17_2_1_1594082530518_15247

.summary-item:nth-child(1) {

  display: none;

}

 

#block-yui_3_17_2_1_1594082530518_15247
.sqs-active-slide  {
  display:none!important;
}

 

thank you!!!!

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this plug in will do it automatically, which causes it's own set of complications if you want more control (which I do) by manually adding a summary

...still hoping the community will have a solution

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This  hide active post is something that Avenue does with index pages, which is a summary page for all pages except blogs. I use it but it leaves and empty space, as well. I can take it or leave it. The blog side, my summary page which has over 80 posts on it, does not hide the active blog post, but it navigates away from the page. If someone goes back to the summary page the post they were reading is still visible but I really don't think that matters all that much, not with my layout. 

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