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How do I show a short version of a post?

  1. Some of my posts are long. How can I show a shortened version, with an option to read on further?

    The blog I need help with is truthinliving.net.

  2. Hi there.

    This depends on if you're talking of your blog's front/home page or if you're talking about feeds, like the WordPress Reader.

    For displaying a shortened extract on your blog's own home page, you can insert the "more" tag into a post at the point where you want it to cut off. You'll find the icon in the toolbar of the post editor. It looks like a dotted line between two thick lines. You can only use it once per post. You can also break a post up over several pages using the nextpage tag. Instructions at http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/nextpage/

    For showing an extract on feeds rather than the full post, go to Settings > Reading from your dashboard. The fourth heading "For each article in a feed show" and then you can select either full text or summary.

  3. Thank you so much for these tidbits. I appreciate you taking the time to help me.
    Rob Pike

  4. Always happy to procrastinate...er...help ;-)

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