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"Read the rest of this entry" wordpress plugin?

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by Gatorade, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. #1
    Is there a wordpress plugin that allows us to show only so much of a post on the main page and then have a link like "read the rest of this entry" which takes them to the archives page?

    I see many blogs like this but don't know how to do it myself.
    SEMrush
     
    Gatorade, Sep 17, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. mann3r

    mann3r Peon

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    #2
    was the read more not working? all you need is click the read more at your editor
     
    mann3r, Sep 17, 2007 IP
  3. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #3
    Just insert the <!--more--> code wherever you want the break in the blog post.
     
    dcristo, Sep 17, 2007 IP
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    #4
    There are 2 ways to do this, the way the two previous posters mentioned, with the <!--more--> tag (there is also a button to insert the tag in the WYSIWYG editor),
    or to change the template.

    If you change it in the template, it will snip ALL posts, at the same point. (default is 55 chars I think)
    To do it this way you just need to change the_content() to the the_excerpt() in the main index template.

    It's probably best to do it using the post by post method, but just thought i'd throw that in there in case it is useful to you.
     
    jaaahn, Sep 18, 2007 IP
  5. gr8liverpoolfan

    gr8liverpoolfan Notable Member

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  6. Gatorade

    Gatorade Peon

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    O thanks! I didn't even know about the more tag. :eek:
     
    Gatorade, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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    sat123 Banned

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    #7
    also u may modify that more tag..just search in wp codez..
     
    sat123, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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    #8
    just keep in mind that everything you put after the More tag will get cut off in RSS.
     
    Pixelrage, Sep 18, 2007 IP
  9. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Which is a good thing if your getting scraped :D
     
    dcristo, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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    Pixelrage Peon

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    true, I want to just get rid of RSS altogether!
     
    Pixelrage, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #11
    But then you wouldn't allow people to subscribe to your feed.
     
    dcristo, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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    Pixelrage Peon

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    it's not really important to me, especially not for the "Wordpress as a website" sites.
     
    Pixelrage, Sep 18, 2007 IP
  13. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #13
    Do you have an example of a "Wordpress as a website" site you can show me?
     
    dcristo, Sep 18, 2007 IP
  14. Gatorade

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    #14
    www.coolest-gadgets.com is a good example I think.

    By the way every site is a website.:):rolleyes:
     
    Gatorade, Oct 2, 2007 IP
  15. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #15
    Looks like a normal blog to me.
     
    dcristo, Oct 2, 2007 IP
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    With over 50,000 readers by RSS I believe!
    don't underestimate RSS
     
    jaaahn, Oct 9, 2007 IP
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    #17
    Thats a huge number..!!
     
    xeric, Oct 9, 2007 IP
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    #18
    i have never really been able to get the read more to work either

    but did run into this plugin today that would prevent your feeds from getting cut off in your RSS

    hxxp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/full-text-feed/

    now back to looking into why my more button isnt working :(
     
    stashh, May 21, 2008 IP
  19. godsofchaos

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    #19
    Forget everything else, and install 'If you liked that' plugin. You don't have to edit anything and this plugin is jampacked with features too. You can configure everything in the settings menu.
     
    godsofchaos, May 21, 2008 IP
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    #20
    The plugin defines how many paragraphs to show before "read more" and N number of chars it has to contain at least but how to define how many words or at least characters the excerpt will be (by default in Wordpress it's 50 cars).
     
    e-stonia, Dec 8, 2009 IP