using <more>

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  • #150325

    tigerfish99
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    How do I use the <more> function in a post? Thanks

    #150615

    timethief
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    #150616

    [post removed by author – tt did it better]

    {waving to tt}

    #150621

    tigerfish99
    Member

    thanks tt but that was no help at all,i type <more> at the point of the post where i want to split, but nothing occurs, i see the split in edit mode, but after saving = no change ??

    #150622

    What browser and operating system are you using?

    #150624

    timethief
    Member

    Using the More Tag

    When writing a lengthy post there is an option to having the whole post appear on the front page of your blog. You can break the text and have the remaining text appear on another page. The option is called “the more tag” and you can see it in operation right now.

    Only one theme at wordpress.com I know of the Hemingway theme always displays only excerpts from two posts side-by-side on the front page. In other themes more tag must be added using either the visual rich text editor, the standard editor or hand coding it into each post you that you wish to break the text into smaller segments in.

    (1) If you are using the visual rich text editor then the icon number to use is #13 and you use it wherever you want the text break to occur.

    (2) If you are using the standard editor click the [more] button wherever you want the text break to occur.

    (3) If you are hand coding type in <!–more–!> wherever you want the text break to occur.

    (4) If you do not like the text that the theme is hardcoded to provide when you use the more tag you can change it by hand coding in
    <!–-more your text goes here more!–>

    #150625

    tigerfish99
    Member

    i am using Explorer and Windows XP

    #150626

    timethief
    Member

    Then the instructions have provided will without doubt work as I have used them myself many times over using both IE and forefox with success and others have done the same too.

    I suggest starting at the beginning and working through the instructions again will produce success.

    Make the choice of the method you will use based on whether or not you are using the visual rich text editor or the standard editor.

    #150627

    tigerfish99
    Member

    as I understand it the <!–more–> tag is to be placed as follows:
    adfbajf dnDNk dnkdnvknd ndk\nvk\ dn\nk\ ehEHH <!–more–> GGGGGGGGGG GGGG gggg gggggg
    and as a result the text that follows the <!–more–> tag will be hidden ie: GGGG ggg
    I am doing this and it is not working, should i be selecting the text to be hidden, or create a link or something? :)

    #150631

    timethief
    Member

    I cannot provide you with better instructions than I have already given you. :( You do not have to create a link. All themes here have the code for continuing posts at the point of <!–more–!> coded into them.

    IMHO you are making this more difficult than it needs to be.

    Suppose you are using the visual rich text editor. Click icon 13 and automatically the <!–more–!> tag will be inserted.

    Suppose you are using the standard editor. Click the [more] button and automatically the <!–more–> tag will be inserted.

    Here’s an example from my blog. Click this link http://islandtimethief.wordpress.com/
    Now in the blog post click “Read more”

    #150632

    timethief
    Member

    Note: You do not ever need to select or highlight any text. You just click either an icon or button where you want the break to occur in the text and that’s that. It’s automatic.

    HTH :)

    #150633

    claudecf
    Member

    The <!–more–!> code will only make a difference, when you publish and not when you compose your post. It surprised me the one and only time I used it.

    #150634

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for making this good point – you don’t see the break until the post has been published. :)

    #150638

    tigerfish99
    Member

    right, i have narrowed the problem – I have tested this on my main page (where all my posts are, but I also wanted to do this on a second page (about) – It only functions on the main post page. Sould the <!–more–!> tag also function on any page? thank you all for your contributions.

    #150641

    timethief
    Member

    No the <!–more–!> tag does not work on Pages it’s only for Posts.
    That’s why I used the word “posts” throughout the instructions. :)

    Pages and Posts http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/a-post-and-a-page/
    Also while we are at it, as we are getting a lot of people on the forum who think Pages are dynamic and that they will automatically update with posts as your front page does – please note that this is not the case.

    There is only one page on a blog that will automatically update when you publish a new post placing the new post on top. This is usually the front page but it can be changed. Pages sit outside the blog structure and are for static content that rarely, if ever, changes. They can only be updated by editing. They cannot be assigned categories. The lack the Google juice that posts on your front page get.

    #150642

    atthe404
    Member

    Bangs head on desk :)

    #150649

    tigerfish99
    Member

    Great, all clear now. Thanks

    #150650

    timethief
    Member

    YAY! Singing and dancing at this end – happy blogging. :)

    #150652

    It is interesting that the “more” function shows up on write > page as well as write > post, and you can insert it. If one did not know ahead of time that it worked only for posts, it’s understandable one might be lead to believe it would work with pages as well.

    I wonder if it could be made unavailable on write > page?

    #150654

    timethief
    Member

    Agreed – will you bring this to staff attention then? :)

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