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  1. Hey All -

    My blog is sierratripreports.wordpress.com. As you can see from the site, my home page is set up for particular posts showing just a selected intro using the <--more!--> code ("More Code"). I have always done it this way without issue as my individual posts tend to be long. In particular, some posts are multi-paged, and for those I still use the More Code on the home page to just show an excerpt.

    The issue I am running into has come to my attention for what I will call "older posts". This issue arises either with (i) infitite scrolling on or (ii) infinite scrolling off and using the "Load More Posts" button. What I have noticed is the "More Code" is working properly for more recent posts on the home page, but when I show more posts on the home page (the "older posts") either through infinite scrolling or "Load More Posts", any older post that is multipaged does not work properly with the More Code.

    What I specifically mean is that for some older posts that are multi-paged, rather than showing the designated excerpt on the home page, the entire post is showing (and in some cases it is not even starting on the first page after the More Code).

    I can't figure out for the life of me why this is happening, and why it is only happening to older posts that are multi-paged. I never had this problem when my post-count was below the threshold for the Newer/Older Post structure.

    You will see what I mean when you scroll down to the post entitled "Mega TR: Evolution Loop (inc. Goddard & N. Couloir on Lamarck)". That is the first multi-paged post after you first have scrolled past the initial home page, and the first time this happens. I triple checked the coding and the More Code and Next Page codes are placed identical in more recent posts.

    Note: This is not just an issue from Inifinite Scrolling. I turned it off and set the show posts to 15. In that scenario, when I got past the first 15 and hit "Load More Posts", the same issue happened to any multi-paged post after that.

    Any advice?

    Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is sierratripreports.wordpress.com.

  2. What I have noticed is the "More Code" is working properly for more recent posts on the home page, but when I show more posts on the home page (the "older posts") either through infinite scrolling or "Load More Posts", any older post that is multipaged does not work properly with the More Code.

    The more tag is behaving exactly as it is expected to perform It only creates an excerpt on the front page of the blog. If what you want is pagination then you need to use next page (pagination) to split content http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/nextpage/

  3. I triple checked the coding and the More Code and Next Page codes are placed identical in more recent posts.

    I flagged this thread for Staff attention.

  4. timethief - I understand how Next Page works and have used it properly within posts or on pages to add pagination . I am not asking about more tag/next page within a post or on pages themselves (as I understand that the more tag only works on the home page), but rather the expanded home page as you scroll.

    You state the the more tag only creats an excerpt on "the front page of the blog". Does the "front page" literally mean the inital set of posts before you (i) scroll down to additional posts (if inifinite scrolling is enabled) or (ii) select "load more posts" to add older posts to the home page?

    To put it more clearly, if I set up my front page to only show 15 posts, once I want to see posts 16+ and I select "load more posts", the more tag will not work to show excerpts of those? Funny, if that is the case, as I would have thought those still count as "front page" as they are in fact shown on the front page.

    THanks,

    Nick

  5. I flagged this thread for Staff attention.

    Thanks - I am perplexed by this!

  6. I'm likewise perplexed. We shall see what Staff have to say. You can subscribe to this thread in the sidebar so your are notified when Staff post into it.

  7. Thanks - will do. It is odd as the following two posts on my blog were coded identical by using the More tag after the intro and then paginating the posts themselves using Next Page:

    Mega TR: Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

    Mega TR: Evolution Loop (inc. Goddard & N. Couloir on Lamarck)

    The only difference is that the first is on the home page right now as it is in the first 7 posts. The second is only on the home page as you scroll through inifite scrolling, and when you get to it, it is not recognizing the more tag and is actually starting on the wrong page (and showing all of that page).

    What is even odder is the other posts after the first 7 that are only single page posts do recognize the more tag properly and only show excerpts on the home page as you scroll throught to show more posts.

    So this is literally limited to multi-page posts that are outside of the base number that appears on the home page before you scroll down (or use the Load More Posts if inifite scrolling is turned off).

    Perhaps the Staff will have some thoughts.

  8. Sorry for the trouble!

    We're looking into this.

  9. Thanks - any thoughts?

  10. Not yet, we're still looking into this.

  11. Thanks for keeping this on your "radar".

  12. You're welcome!

  13. We made an update today to address this problem. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

  14. Thanks so much for the fix! I can confirm all is good now on my blog.

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