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[resolved] (More ...) Link to reduce full post size. (21 posts)

  1. ricbax
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am new to WordPress and have been looking for a hack to reduce very long posts to 2 -3 paragraphs at the most.
    After the 3rd paragragh there would be a link that says (More ...) or (Full Story ...) to get the full post. I have looked through this site and cannot find a hack that allows for something like this. Any help would be great.
    Thanks

  2. Kathie
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you have the newest version installed there should be a 'more' quicktag in the posting area already. Simply click that and that should be it.

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just insert <!--more--> where you want the break to occur, euither by hand or with the quicktag as Kathie says.
    To change the default "More...", locate in index.php, this :
    <div class="storycontent">
    <?php the_content(); ?>
    </div>
    Place the words you want to use between the brackets, like this :
    <?php the_content("Full story..."); ?>

  4. ricbax
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes i have the newest version of wordpress installed. I did a 1000 word test post and there is no more button?
    Is this an option in the settings?

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That should read :
    Just insert <!--more--> where you want the break to occur,
    either by hand or with the quicktag as Kathie says.

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I get it, the forum doesn't take that instruction
    so replace the brackets on this with pointers (!--more--)
    <>

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    No \<!--more-->\

  8. ricbax
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    So far no luck :(

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    /<!--more-->/

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What the hell are backticks then ?
    One last try <!--more-->

  11. ricbax
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok I am lost now.
    Exactly what is a quicktag (directly in the post?) and where and what do i modify in the index.php?

  12. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    <removethis!--more--removethis>

  13. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just type that into your text wherever you want
    (taking out the 2 X "removethis", of course).
    If you want to change the word "More..." that will appear at the breakpoint,
    change the parameter I pointed out earlier in your index.php file.
    Sorry about all that but I didn't expect the forum to reject the code.

  14. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    On your post screen, where you write your entries are the Quicktags.
    They are slightly greyed boxes immediately above the text entry area and have things like
    str em link
    in them.
    Click the one that says 'more'.

  15. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Andyfr,
    If you register your username you can edit your own posts. It's not retroactive though as far as I know, but once you register you can edit posts from there on.

  16. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hey, how do you use a username without registering? i tried once but couldnt...so confused

  17. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Once you are registered, I suspect you cannot post without a password. Try something similar to the username...

  18. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It will let you post without a password as long as the name is not registered already.

  19. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hello

  20. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    argh! but i know i tried that before!!
    hmph.
    oh well
    interesting
    but the anti-spam is for ip not for user name

  21. SilverBlue
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Question on something else. Is there a way when a reader clicks on "more" it simply expands the entry instead of opening it on a new screen? Then the could click a "close it back up" feature.
    MT had that.... and it was nice because people didn't have to use their "back" buttons. But trust me, I'm not complaining, myself, over WP. This software is... awesome!

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