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Aligning Blog Post Excerpts?


inthisessay

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Hello there!

I'm incredibly new to all of this, so I apologize that I don't yet have a link to share. Well, I do, but it doesn't have any posts yet! Anyways, I'm trying to figure out how to align my expert text on a blog post to the left instead of the center, but I can't seem to figure it out. I found this answer to my question on the forums:

.entry-excerpt.p-summary * {
    text-align: left;
}

But when I paste it into the Custom CSS window, nothing seems to change. Any chance someone could help me with this?

Thank you!

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I am a bit uncertain of what you are asking. If you are using a blog summary block, text alignment follows the way the excerpt is aligned and that is done in the blog post excerpt block itself. The code you posted would be for the summary block item not for the actual blog post excerpt.

To change justificaion for one post excerpt in 7.1 go to the blog page, click the three little dots next to the post thumbnail, click settings, then options, then the  text icon (next to P2) then choose left, center, or right.  

 

 

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Apologies for the confusion!

This isn't my blog, but here's a good example I found online. I'm hoping to align the text under "Flower Within a White Pot" left instead of center. Does that make sense?

Story Bird - Squarespace Template - Square Stash

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Yes it does, Those images are from a blog summary block. The blog page itself is most likely in the unlinked setion of the site. and those look like blog summary items and the text gets aligned in the blog excerpt under the options panel in the blog post settings. I do the same thing on my site, see it here: https://myrandomviews.com/storysummary  Scroll down a bit and you will see the posts. And here as well: https://myrandomviews.com/stories/lessons

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Thank you for explaining!

I think that I followed your instructions correctly, but I'm still running into some issues. If you go to https://www.inthisessay.net/, you'll see that I have my first post up! I'm hoping to get the "I hope you’ll join me as I explore what makes stories what they are…and I hope you’ll be patient with me as I get incredibly excited about details that appear entirely insignificant!" aligned to the left, but even after choosing that option in the settings you described in your first response, it still doesn't seem to be working? 

Thank you once again for your patience and I learn to use all these tools!

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A 7.1 template blog listing page looks a lot like a summary block. What you need to do is open the blog post settings. Go to your blog page in "pages"  there are the tree dots click on that choose settings then options, there you add your thumbnail that shows up on your first post, the excerpt text block is there too, and change left justify the text there that is in that post. 

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Ah, thank you. It seems that I had already completed that? What I'm hoping for is to have formatting that looks a bit like this (with the start of each line beginning where the drawn red line is):

1930204141_Screenshot2021-04-10150824.thumb.png.ec4730972071f43f44472ec3d887d448.png

I apologize if this or my previous messages weren't clear! Once again, I'm very new to all of this, so I really appreciate your patience in walking me through this. 

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On 4/11/2021 at 5:10 AM, inthisessay said:

Ah, thank you. It seems that I had already completed that? What I'm hoping for is to have formatting that looks a bit like this (with the start of each line beginning where the drawn red line is):

1930204141_Screenshot2021-04-10150824.thumb.png.ec4730972071f43f44472ec3d887d448.png

I apologize if this or my previous messages weren't clear! Once again, I'm very new to all of this, so I really appreciate your patience in walking me through this. 

Hi. Do you still need help on this?

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