More Tag's Results in the Reader

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  • #1251386

    I have not used the More tag option before, so would like to make sure of something before doing so. I could always test, but would like to avoid this if possible.

    If I use the More tag on a post, does this mean any images places after the tag will not be visible on the Reader? Some times I want people to see my photos within context of the post rather than how they are displayed in the Reader.

    Thank you for your help.

    The blog I need help with is thebirdingbunch.com.

    #1251529

    timethief
    Member

    The Reader displays only excerpts of posts and we bloggers have no control over which images/media are displayed. If I had my way no images, no videos, no excerpts, no like button and no reblog button would appear in the Reader. All I need is the permalinked titles to posts published in the last 72 hours on blogs I follow. As we do not have what I want in the Reader I rarely use it so perhaps Staff can provide a better response for you. I tagged this thread for one from them.

    #1251558

    macmanx
    Staff

    The Reader has some pretty nifty underlying logic for media. If you have images, video, or audio in the post, it will do its best to feature it above the content in the Reader, even if you use the More tag.

    #1251564

    Thank you both for your quick replies.

    I too would prefer a simple Reader, timethief. :)

    I admit, I am a little disappointed that the More tag would not do what I had hoped. Normally, it wouldn’t matter, but a particular post I have in mind, I wanted to do something a little different. I’ll keep thinking about what I can do. :)

    #1251565

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1251566

    timethief
    Member

    @macmanx

    it will do its best to feature it above the content in the Reader, even if you use the More tag.

    I hate that!

    #1251567

    macmanx
    Staff

    As with any feature here, I’m sure there’s a fair share of folks who love and hate it. We can’t please everyone, but we do try to please most of the people most of the time.

    #1251576

    timethief
    Member

    @macmanx
    Exactly when does Staff consult us users humble WordPress.com users prior to any change being made?

    And how could I have missed the bus on such prior consultation with WordPress.com users for over 7 years running on that, assuming it exists?

    What I see is that every change is more or less an done deal by the time we WordPress.com users are aware of its existence. After implementation we are placed in the unenviable position having to provide only constructive feedback on changes that at least in some cases we did not want in the first place.

    If we have enough guts to post polite comments to the daily spiel on such changes they aren’t approved but Staff. In contrast the comments of those who arrived yesterday to blog here and who can reblog really well are approved.

    Don’t crank us Volunteers up if you want honest feedback.

    #1251583

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re right, we don’t have a way to consult with all (currently) 49,117,021 users before making minor changes like this.

    We do what we can to keep things fresh, new, and improved. If we didn’t, we’d still have the WordPress 1.5 Dashboard, for example. http://designsimply.com/2012/11/27/wordpress-dashboards/

    If we have enough guts to post polite comments to the daily spiel on such changes they aren’t approved but Staff.

    That’s a common misconception. The comment areas are not for support, so comments which arrive (negative or positive) that are more along the lines of a question or specific concerns are handled privately via support. Also, the majority of the comments are positive for most things.

    Don’t crank us Volunteers up if you want honest feedback.

    I’m not sure what you mean by “crank”.

    #1251590

    timethief
    Member

    Of course I clearly remember the old dashboard and every change made since especially the 2.5 – 2.7 one. Please accept my apology for being cranky over my unhappiness with the Reader.

    #1251623

    macmanx
    Staff

    No worries. :)

    #1251624

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for being gracious. I was having a bad day and forgot to put a sock in it.

    #1251630

    macmanx
    Staff

    Not a problem, really, we all have days like that. :)

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