WordPress.com Reader, show full text?

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  • #1373184

    jjnilton
    Member

    Hello, I want to know if its possible to show full text instead of excerpt in WordPress.com Reader, because I can do this in the app for iPhone.

    #1373389

    timethief
    Member

    No that’s not possible and if it were possible for everyone of the bloggers mainlining the blogs I follow to display full texts of the posts in the WordPress.com Reader I would unsubscribe from every blog I am following now.

    #1373390

    timethief
    Member

    @staff
    If the iPhone app users can display the full posts in my blog in the WordPress.COM Reader then there would be no motivation for them to click into the blog to display the full post thereby creating a page view stat. Please clarify whether or not this is a factor we need to take into account when analyzing our stats.

    #1373391

    jjnilton
    Member

    In the iPhone when I click the excerpt I see the text only post, what is very good, I expected the same in web Reader…

    Some times I don’t want to open another tab to read a text only post, and I have to, because web reader doesn’t work like iPhone app.

    I mean, I don’t want to show the entire post by default, but give the option to expand the text of the post.

    Thanks.

    #1373392

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t want anyone to have the ability to read the full posts on my blog anywhere other than by clicking into my blog and creating a page view stat by reading it on the blog I published it on. Are we talking about the same thing here or not?

    #1373393

    jjnilton
    Member

    So, do you want the feature of iPhone app to be removed.

    You’re thinking in the bloggers, and I’m thinking in the readers.

    I think that bloggers that don’t want the readers to be able to read full post should configure something in settings to not display entire post by feeds or something like that.

    Could be a solution.

    #1373394

    timethief
    Member

    Why would I be happy to hear that those using the iPhone app could read my full blog posts and not excerpts only in the WordPress.com Reader without clicking into my blog and creating a page view stat by reading it there? There’s no way that would ever make me happy. In fact, if that’s the case now then it makes me ANGRY and eager to have something done to stop it immediately.

    #1373395

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    I subscribe to 40+ sites in my Reader. On mobile, I don’t want to wait until a full post is loaded because of potential connection charges and in the Reader I don’t want full posts because I don’t have time to scroll endlessly past posts I may or may not want to read at that moment.

    FWIW-Does Flipboard give you the full post when reading it on your phone or on the web? No. You get an excerpt and you have to click through to read the full post. Should be the same in the Reader, both on mobile and online here.

    #1373396

    timethief
    Member

    I think that bloggers that don’t want the readers to be able to read full post should configure something in settings to not display entire post by feeds or something like that.

    I have set my RSS Feed to display excerpts only long ago for the specific purpose of compelling readers to click into to read the full posts on my blog. Staff will clarify whether or not that is working or if those using the iPhone app are reading full posts in the Reader. If the latter is the case I will be extremely pissed off because it will mean my stats are skewed.

    #1373398

    jjnilton
    Member

    Why would I be happy to hear that those using the iPhone app could read my full blog posts and not excerpts only in the WordPress.com Reader without clicking into my blog and creating a page view stat by reading it there? There’s no way that would ever make me happy. In fact, if that’s the case now then it makes me ANGRY and eager to have something done to stop it immediately.

    Just think that people that do this, follow your blog and probably like to read your content. Instead of the occasional visitors. Do you prefer a subscriber or a counted visit?

    I subscribe to 40+ sites in my Reader. On mobile, I don’t want to wait until a full post is loaded because of potential connection charges and in the Reader I don’t want full posts because I don’t have time to scroll endlessly past posts I may or may not want to read at that moment.

    FWIW-Does Flipboard give you the full post when reading it on your phone or on the web? No. You get an excerpt and you have to click through to read the full post. Should be the same in the Reader, both on mobile and online here.

    Yes, reader works the you just said, click the excerpt, but I can read the text only, without having to open the blog page. It’s good because I avoid loading images and layout stuff, and read what matters. If I want to comment or read comments, like or share, I have to go to the blog, and it feels right, because you need to see, besides the text, with images and page are you sharing too.

    #1373400

    timethief
    Member

    Just think that people that do this, follow your blog and probably like to read your content. Instead of the occasional visitors. Do you prefer a subscriber or a counted visit?

    No visit to blog post on the blog = no page view stat.
    I WANT visits to the posts on my blog so my blog receives a page view stat.

    #1373401

    jjnilton
    Member

    So, doesn’t matter who reads your blog, what you value is the numbers? The stats?

    For me, see that there’s subscribers, people that want to read my content and to be updated, maybe sharing to other people, making new visitors, maybe new subscribers.

    #1373406

    timethief
    Member

    Do I care that my blog posts receive the stats they deserve?
    You bet I do.

    Stats are meant to reveal how many actually people read the posts.

    To a degree they indicate the popularity of the subject matter in my posts because I provide only post excerpts in my RSS Feed.

    When stats are created by those who click into to read the full posts I know the subject matter is of interest to those who clicked into to read it.

    If those using the iPhone can read the full post without clicking into it read it on the blog then what value do my stats have when it comes to choosing topical content for future posts. NONE!

    I have over 3,000 followers and I expect my stats to reflect the actual number of page views of my posts. I’d like to manage my followers list by keeping it up to date so I can have some confidence in the numbers of followers reflected in my site stats but I cannot do that. Instead like all WordPress.com users I have to cope with opportunistic like button clickers. If there are iPhone app users who are reading my full posts in the WordPress.com Reader now, despite the fact the post RSS Feed is set to summary then I want to know that which is why I tagged this thread for a Staff clarification.

    #1373407

    jjnilton
    Member

    But stats are not the only way to make the connection between the blogger and readers, people can comment and I think it’s better than stats.

    I understand your way of thinking, so I think that should have to option, more dedicated to configure that excerpt/entire post thing, for the blogger to choose, I have a personal blog so I don’t care too much about stats, which is not your case.

    #1373408

    timethief
    Member

    Allow me to be crystal clear with you. I care about subscribers and commenters and stats.

    #1373409

    jjnilton
    Member

    I already got your point.

    #1373411

    timethief
    Member

    That’s good then you know that I clearly do not agree that any iPhone app user ought to have the ability to override e my choice of providing an excerpt only in my posts feed and be able to read the full post in their app without clicking into my blog to read it where I published it.

    @staff
    If the iPhone app users can display the full posts in my blog in the WordPress.COM Reader then there would be no motivation for them to click into the blog to display the full post thereby creating a page view stat. Please clarify whether or not this is a factor we need to take into account when analyzing our stats.

    #1373412

    jjnilton
    Member

    That’s good then you know that I clearly do not agree that any iPhone app user ought to have the ability to override e my choice of providing an excerpt only in my posts feed and be able to read the full post in their app without clicking into my blog to read it where I published it.

    Yes, it’s completely understandable. You set your blog to show feeds only in excerpt and it should be that way. But, for those bloggers who didn’t set this option, make my reading easier in my phone.

    #1373432

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there – the Reader on WordPress.com will display the full post only if you click the comment link below the excerpt. A modal popup window will appear, displaying the full post.

    On the iPhone and other mobile versions of the Reader, post excerpts are also displayed, unless the user clicks the post to see the full version. You can emulate the mobile Reader experience here:

    http://en.wordpress.com/reader/mobile/v2/

    I hope this answers everyone’s questions. :-)

    #1373433

    timethief
    Member

    @kathrynwp
    No it doesn’t. I would like a yes or no answer to this question.

    Can iPhone and or iPad users override my choice to display only excerpts and read full posts in the WordPress.com Reader without clicking into my blog to read the posts on my blog or not?

    Yes or No?

    If the answer is “yes” then that will account for the pattern of loss of page views my blog has experienced parallel with the increase in mobile and tablet viewers.

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