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Hi all. I have a blog on my website which displays each post in its entirety. I'd prefer it to show an image with the title and excerpt. However, when I add an excerpt, the image that represents the blog doesn't appear. This happens even if I've uploaded the image as the featured image. My conclusion is that's how this template was designed.

I've recently realised that I could probably use summary blocks within a new page and link it to my blog after unlinking it. However, I'm wondering how I could do it such that my new page could have the URL slug set as "blog" without changing the URLs of all my blog posts. My issue is my existing blog landing page already uses that as the URL slug. I'm assuming all the posts within that collection reference that to create the unique URLs for each post, e.g. website/blog-url/post-title. This means if I were to change the URL slug of the existing blog page, the URLs for the individual post would change, and I don't want that to happen. 

Are any gurus out there with a solution?

General website: https://www.darrenf.com
Corporate website: https://www.tailfeather.sg

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Just to add, after tinkering with this, I'm not sure if a summary block is the solution. It doesn't allow me to navigate past the number of items that are set. This means my ideal solution is to use my blog page as it is and figure out a way for the image to be displayed for each image post while having an excerpt.

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General website: https://www.darrenf.com
Corporate website: https://www.tailfeather.sg

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Can you share your website URL and blog page? Do you know which version of Squarespace you're using?

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You're on a 7.0 template, so one of the old ones. I was hoping that you would be able to insert a section with a summary block above the blog and then hide the actual blog section, but I don't think that's possible. I'm not running a website with that template to test on.

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It's unfortunately, there isn't an automatic way to upgrade from 7.0 to 7.1. Based on what I've read, it seems like I have to redo the website if I want to upgrade. However, I did come across a video to export the blog portion to word press than import it back into the new template from word press. I don't know if it's worth the trouble though.

General website: https://www.darrenf.com
Corporate website: https://www.tailfeather.sg

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