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How to make Wordpress "hide" part of post

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dirtysecret, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    This Q is newb as fuck - but I've been looking on Goog for hours. Mabye I'm not phrasing my query right - don't know what to call what I'm looking for.

    Here's what I want to accomplish:

    You know how if a blog post is like 3 pages long, you probably don't want the whole thing showing? You'd rather have just a paragraph or 2 and then a llink that says "Continue Reading..."

    I see it on blogs all the time.

    How do I accomplish this? Hide part of the post and show a "continue reading" link?
     
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  2. Miles

    Miles Newbie

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    Honestly I just spent 30 minutes looking through WP for it, I have no clue
     
  3. mechasheba

    mechasheba Junior Member

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    I think there is a wordpress plugin called excerpt-content-word-limit or something like that. I think it does just what you want...however you can change this in the template as well...
     
  4. ty180sx

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  5. pinoyvid

    pinoyvid Junior Member

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    you don't need any plugin. Just click on the "more" button when you want to cut the message and then continue typing.

    edit: ty180 beat me to it
     
  6. thelp

    thelp Newbie

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    You also may want to look into:

    the_content_limit
     
  7. blazed

    blazed Junior Member

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    just put a tag in your content that says: <!--more-->
     
  8. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    You basically find where you want the post to end and go to another page (the post page) You can just click on the More Box, Shown Below

    [​IMG]

    But like the above poster said, you can go to the HTML edit and add

    <!--more-->

    Where you want the content to stop showing on the first page.
     
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    keinehabe Supreme Member

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