Question for bloggers
I’m new to blogging and I’m just wondering from your experiences would it be better to split the posts on the home page, so visitors only can see part of the post and have to click to view the rest. Or allow them to read the hull post straight from the homepage.
What would be the more favourable option do you think?
The blog I need help with is bftrader.wordpress.com.
i’m also new in blogging.
for me, i’d rather split it, but leave some lines that would make the readers read for more.
just my opinion….
That’s one of those questions that always comes down to the line with a split answer. So the best advice I can give you is try out both ways or put a poll up on your site and see what your readers have to say about it.
Personally If I was you I would Post a post and ask the readers for their opinion and add a poll within the post.
It doesn’t matter, I’ve done both before but I preferred to show the full post, but I only show a max of 6 posts on the front page, if you show full posts and display 10+ post on front page then I recommend splitting the content. I personally hate going to a blog and have to click on another link, wait for the page to load, just so I can read the rest of the content.
I was thinking about this; What about leaving the first post as a full post and then splitting the rest and only having summaries on the main page for them?
I think I’m going to have to do what ‘t3ck’ said and ask them, alot of blogs have all full posts on the front page, I just think it can sometimes get a little messy.
The fadtastic theme does that automatically sort of. The lastest post is shown in its entirety and the older posts are shown listed underneath with just the titles, author categories and tags.
I like to read everything and then if I like the style I will click on older posts. But I do like thesacredpasth’s idea. Where do I get this fadtastic theme?
If your blog is hosted here at wordpress.COM, then go to appearance > themes and you can select and activate it there.
If your blog is NOT hosted here, do a search of the internet for “fadtastic wordpress theme.”
I have the Fadtastic theme and am not able to get more than 10 old posts titles beneath my most recent post. How can I change this? Here is my site: http://renettatull.wordpress.com/
You can change that by going to Settings > Reading and setting the desired number in ‘Blog pages show at most … posts’
Just a personal opinion here, but when I click on a link I get from Google or Drudge or somewhere, I strongly dislike when I get to the story, start reading, and discover that it’s continued on page 2, then page 3, etc. I wouldn’t be there if I didn’t want to read it, so why do they put me to the extra effort? I suspect it’s just to show more ads, which I block anyway, so to me it’s all an inconvenience.
The only tolerable alternative — to me — would be a sticky first past that contained only links. And each link would take your readers to the complete post. But even that’s a bit of an inconvenience. Anyway, that’s how I see it. Your readers may have different preferences.
FYI, this thread is not about post pagination, which is what your are referring to, it’s about only showing a post excerpt on the posts pages. That only applies when you view the blog home page or multi-post pages for categories or tags or archives.
Clicking a link to a post from Google or whereever will always takes you to the full post, even if you have split the post such that only an excerpt shows on multi-post pages.
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