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The more tag is broken

  1. If I insert a <!--more--> tag into a page I'm composing for my blog on wordpress.com it does nothing. The page renders without a jump in the middle. This is true of both the preview and the published page.

    This used to work. I have a blog page from January of 2011 that contained a <!--more--> tag. It rendered correctly then, but I just went back and checked and it no longer renders correctly. I don't know when it broke.

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

  2. You'll only see the results of the tag on the front page of the site, not in the post itself. If you need to break a long post into several sections, you can use Pagination.

  3. Oh, wait, you said in a Page? Then you'll definitely need to use Pagination. The More tag only works on Posts appearing on the front/home page of a site. http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/nextpage/

  4. I find the documentation on this feature confusing, but with your explanation I think I get it. Say I write a post called my-post containing a <!--more--> tag and it's the top post on my blog site. Then if someone accesses that post via the URL

    mysite.wordpress.com

    they will see a jump. However, if they access it via the URL

    mysite.wordpress.com/yyyy/mm/dd/my-post

    they will not see a jump. Is that right?

    Regardless, pagination looks like it will work for what I want to do.

  5. That is correct. It's a common question. When you look at that unique post's page, you don't see the jump.

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