teaser before password protecting a post/page

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  • #20415

    sulz
    Member

    is it possible to leave a teaser before password protect a post or a page? i’ve seen in done in a wordpress-installed blog so i don’t think it’s possible in a wordpress.com blog, but i’d like to make sure

    #20650

    drmike
    Member

    I’m running for my bus but in 2 seconds so i can’t check but what about the Optional Except along the bottom of the Write Post page? Can’t remember if that’s what that is for.

    #20651

    sulz
    Member

    oh so that’s what that’s for… i shall check it out, thanks. hope you made it in time for your bus!

    #20654

    sulz
    Member

    sadly, thr’s no optional excerpts for pages – so how? anything else i can do?

    #20660

    timethief
    Member

    @sulz – excuse me for saying DUH but I don’t know what is meant by a “teaser”.

    #20668

    sulz
    Member

    eh, i thought i should be saying duh and you should be saying uh? … but i digress.

    teaser is a that little paragraph one writes before proceeding to the real article, like how a blogger would do before clicking the more button in the write post page, then writing some more.

    … DUH! =P

    #20694

    drmike
    Member

    Instead of seeing “This post is password protected. To view it please enter your password below”, you would see the Optional Except.

    By the way, did that work? I still haven’t had a chance to try it.

    #20710

    sulz
    Member

    optional excerpts are thr for posts but not pages… so if i want to put a teaser in a page, how?

    #20716

    wrathchild
    Member

    Create two pages. One for your teaser text, which then links to your password-protected page.

    #20742

    drmike
    Member

    Make the second one Private as well so it doesn’t show up in the Page Lists.

    #20772

    sulz
    Member

    great ideas! thanks wrathchild and drmike

    #21122

    ashan
    Member

    I tried the “optional excerpt” method, but it doesn’t seem to work. Has anyone else managed to do this?

    #21124

    sulz
    Member

    why use the optional excerpt when you can use the more tag when writing posts? but yea i don’t really know what’s the op. ex for anyway

    #21125

    timethief
    Member

    @sulz
    This is just to let you know that the “more” tag has a bug. If you use it the feed readers stop reading when they hit the tag. So if you have your own blogs on the feed reader account to creat a back-up you’re hooped. It has been reported and is being worked on.

    #21126

    sulz
    Member

    but i’ve set my feeds to not show the full posts, so that’s fine by me anyway. i like it better if my feed readers read it from my blog so they get to read the sidebar as well – you never know what might interest them there.

    #21137

    ashan
    Member

    What I meant was actually that I had tried using the “Optional Excerpt” method to place a teaser for my password-protected post, but it didn’t work. The “more…” tag doesn’t do anything for that either.

    #21138

    drmike
    Member

    Best bet would be to raise the issue via a feedback with a pointer to this thread so that staff notices the point has been raised.

    #21179

    What has to be done to get the ‘Optional Excerpt’ to work?

    No matter what I put in the box it doesn’t show up in the page.

    #21180

    Why do you guys list these posts as “Resolved” when the solutions posted here don’t work? Just wondering.

    #21181

    podz
    Member

    I’ve edited the above two posts – sigs are not used in the forums. Thanks.

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