"continue reading" in Comet theme

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  • #832686

    Is it possible to limit the amount of text displayed in a blog post and let the reader click on a “continuing reading” link to see the full post? Currently using theme “Comet.” Thanks!

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

    #832798

    timethief
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    The Excerpt box is an html editor and some themes do have active excerpt boxes so your can over-ride the automatic excerpt provided while most themes do not. See here for a list by theme > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/the-excerpt-function/

    #832800

    timethief
    Member

    BTW in themes that do not automatically provide excerpts on the front page of the blog ie. the majority of theme in order to create an excerpt only on the front page we can insert “the more tag” to split content wherever we wish.

    In themes with active excerpt boxes we can create whatever text as a “teaser text” that we want to and we can even include the code for a thumbnail image in an excerpt if we wish.

    #832821

    Thank you, timethief! The “more” option has been staring me in the face all this time.

    #832822

    timethief
    Member

    It’s easy to overlook those things that are right before us. You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog.

    #832823

    Now I’m investigating paragraph first line indent! ;)

    #832825

    timethief
    Member

    That’s not the web convention. If you are into HTML coding you can use the HTML editor to indent each and every first line in every paragraph in every posts and page. I did a search for you. This is the result:

    This would give you indents on paragraphs, but when you use shift-return, that doesn’t start a new paragraph, it is only a line break, so until you actually hit return by itself, everything in between would be one long paragraph, so only the first line would be indented, nothing after the shift-returns.

    <div style="text-indent: 20px;">All your paragraphs here</div>

    The other way to do this would be to code each paragraph separately such as this.

    < p style="text-indent: 20px; margin-bottom: 0;">Paragraph text here</p>

    The above is very time consuming though as you have to hand code each paragraph after writing it (you would also have to play with the bottom margin to get things the way you wanted them).

    The best way to do this would be via CSS, which would take the Custom Design Upgrade. That way you could set it once in the CSS and forget it. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/paragraph-appearance?replies=12#post-715385

    #832827

    You are leaps and bounds ahead of me, timethief! Styles and CSS were next on my list. Thanks again!

    #832828

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. (big smile)

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