How do I show a short version of a post?

  • Author
    Posts
  • #1738574

    pikedr
    Member

    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.

    #1738640

    kokkieh
    Staff

    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.

    #1738653

    pikedr
    Member

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

    #1738657

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Always happy to procrastinate…er…help ;-)

The topic ‘How do I show a short version of a post?’ is closed to new replies.