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About show only post extract, not full text

  1. I have this option enabled, later i go to my site and dont see the post extract, ever see the full text, my blog is airsoftsniper.wordpress.com

    What happen? thanks.

  2. I believe that option applies only to the RSS feed, not to the blog itself. To show only snippets of your blog post, you must choose a theme that behaves that way, eg Hemingway, or you must use the MORE tag in your posts. It's the one that looks like a dotted line on a page, and it will split your post so that the rest of it after that point appears only when people click through.

    This will, however, vastly reduce the number of people who read each of your posts.

  3. thistimethisspace
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    I have this option enabled, later i go to my site and don't see the post extract ...

    The option your refer to means you have enabled summary only for your rss feeds. It is not for your posts themselves. If you want every post to be truncated then you must do this manually and it's easy to do.

    Using the More Tag
    When writing a lengthy post there is an option to having the whole post appear on the front page of your blog. You can break the text and have the remaining text appear on another page. The option is called “the more tag” and you can see it in operation right now.

    Only one theme at wordpress.com I know of the Hemingway theme always displays only excerpts from two posts side-by-side on the front page. In other themes more tag must be added using either the visual rich text editor, the standard editor or hand coding it into each post you that you wish to break the text into smaller segments in.

    (1) If you are using the visual rich text editor then the icon number to use is #13 and you use it wherever you want the text break to occur - just click it and that's it.

    (2) If you are using the standard editor click the [more] button wherever you want the text break to occur - just click it and that's it.

    (3) If you are hand coding type in <!--more--!> wherever you want the text break to occur.

    (4) If you do not like the text that the theme is hardcoded to provide when you use the more tag you can change it by hand coding in
    <!–-more (your text goes here) more!–>

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