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How to post shorter posts (don't know how to ask this!)

  1. Hello,

    I'm new to blogging!

    I don't even know how to ask this, but here it goes.

    My posts will be long, and I don't want all of the post to go on the main page. I would like to have a link that says "read the rest of the story", where the user can then click on and read the rest of the post.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

  2. You can click the <!--more--> tag and write what you want after that to be shown after the jump. But last I heard, whatever is after that tag does not show up on the RSS feeds.

  3. Just tried it... works great! Thanks. I'm not going to worry about the RSS feeds for now though.

  4. loveinidleness
    Member

    Is there a way to only put part of a post inside (i.e., the middle of a post), instead of the entire part after the "more" tag? Or have multiple cuts?

  5. Is there a way to only put part of a post inside (i.e., the middle of a post), instead of the entire part after the "more" tag? Or have multiple cuts?

    You mean like how I did above? Put the tags:

    < blockquote> </ blockquote >

    Those tags can be found on the menu when you are about to make a post under b-quote.

  6. @loveinidleness
    <!--nextpage--> This is a wordpress tag similar to the <!--more--> tag, except that the codex says it can be used any number of times in a post and each will insert a "break" and paginate the post in that location.

    For more information click the documentation link at the bottom of the forum. It will take you to the codex. Search there for "quicktags".

    Also I notice on your blog that you are using a code that does not work. We use html on wordpress.com blogs and here's a link to chart that will help you with that http://www.web-source.net/html_codes_chart.htm

    Happy blogging :)

  7. loveinidleness
    Member

    Hi. Thanks for the replies. I don't think I explained very well what I was looking for, but I will take a look at that link. Thank you!

  8. If you can think of another way to express what you want then please post again. And, you're welcome. :)

  9. loveinidleness
    Member

    Ok. Let's see if this makes any more sense: Is it possible to hide part of one's entry, but not necessarily the last part, behind a link that, if clicked on, reveals the entire post? It's similar to the <!--more--> function, I think, but can be used more than once in a single entry or can be used to hide only a part of the post, not everything under the <!--more--> tag. It's not a pressing issue or anything like that, I was just wondering if that feature was available. Thanks again :-).

  10. what you're asking sounds like what happy5 was asking, love... maybe you can show an example of what you are looking for if that isn't it?

  11. loveinidleness
    Member

    No, it's not the same because I don't want the entire last half of the post "inside" after the <!--more--> tag... Um, I think livejournal has this feature where one is able to make multiple cuts in one post, like this person does: http://musesfool.livejournal.com/ - does that make it more clear? Just wondering if it's something that's commonly done. I don't think I saw it in the chart, from the above link.

  12. The only choices you have here are the <!--more--> tag and <!--nextpage--> tag. The latter is a wordpress tag similar to the <!--more--> tag, except that the codex says it can be used any number of times in a post and each will insert a "break" and paginate the post in that location.
    Did you actually try to use <!--nextpage--> and find that it didn't work?
    If that's the case, then I suggest you use the feedback button on the top right hand corner of any of your blog pages to a contact staff. Be sure to include a link back to this thread because it's now obvious that none of the volunteers who are available can help you with this.

  13. loveinidleness
    Member

    I did try the nextpage tag and all it does is create more pages, which is not quite what I was going for. I think perhaps the function I'm looking for doesn't work here, but it is not a big deal. Thanks for your help, in any case; it's greatly appreciated :-).

  14. Hmmm .. thanks for your report back on the next page tag. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. I'm making a sticky note so if this comes up again and there is a new development I will get back to you. Thanks for expressing your appreciation - it's appreciated. ;)
    P.S. If you want to you could make a post in the ideas forum asking for this as a feature.

  15. I tried the <!--nextpage--> tag to see what it would look like. I think it's pretty neat. Essentially multiple tags break text into sections so that each section has a discrete page of its own. You can navigate by clicking on the pages numbers (i.e. Pages 1 2 3 4) at the bottom of post section.

    I did encounter one problem. If you edit the post then do a "save and view", the post appears as described above. However when you "view site", only the text prior to the first <!--nextpage--> tag appears and there is no way to page to the remaining sections of text. There are no page numbers

    Has anybody else had to deal with this problem? Thanks.

    Gary,

  16. @jafferyme
    Thanks for the next page report. I think it's cool too. But what you're describing sounds like it might be a bug so please send in a feedback with a link back to this thread.

  17. Thanks for the "<!--nextpage--> tag" tip.

    Cheers,
    Kempton

  18. yeap thanks, the nextpage tag is heavily used in my pages at my other blog which uses the wp-mu, works perfectly.

  19. You're welcome. :)

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