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cant get the_content to work right (4 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello, I would like to display a part of a post and then if it's too big to has a read more link. I know I am suppose to use the_content for this. But it just keeps displaying the whole story. Even if the post is pretty big. Also I never filled out "excerpt" part when I add a post, but I think I read that WP automatically desides if the post is too long.
    How can I do this. I have the code
    <div class="entry">
    <?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry »' ); ?>
    </div>
    in the loop. I've tried everything, putting more parameters in, and putting the link to the permaling for last param, but nothing it always displays the whole story.
    What am I doing wrong. Is there something somewhere in options that I need to check.
    Thanks

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Write your content, click the 'more' box just above the editing area, write the rest of your content.
    No options, the 'more' tag is already there.

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    that works thanks.
    for some reason from the wiki, the way it described the_content(), I thought it autmotically should do it or something.

  4. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the_content() is jsut that.... the content of the post. The one parameter it does take is the text to display when it encounters the "more" tag.
    TG

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