Tutorial: How to add "Read More" *oohs & ahhs*

Hey peeps! Today, I am going to post on how to add the Read More line on your blogger posts. It's gonna be quick, simple and easy (hopefully =p). But before that, let me give a brief description on what it is, and what it's for. Click "Read More" for full post.

Fistly, "Read More"s are lines used in blogs to simplify the looks and feel of the blog itself. It just shows viewers a taste of what's coming to them, you know, giving them the curiosity, just a tiny bite of what you're gonna show, making them wanting for more =p Cool rite?

Secondly, it's for tidying up your posts. What does this mean? Okay, let's imagine that i am doing a photo post, with lets say 10 images, and i do not use the Read More line. What that does, is that when you enter my blog, you will automatically see 10 images being loaded simultaneously. If your connection is high-speed, not like what i have (Str**myx), that would have been fine, but that is not the privilege owned by most people, especially in Malaysia. So by using Read Mores, you only need to show viewers one or two picture before your Read More line, saving loading time, space and gives your blog a spiffy pro-look ^_^. Ask yourself, do you want to go to a blog, which shows EVERYTHING in one page, or just a snippet of what you're gonna be having? To me, doing that would be like reading the front page newspaper with the whole story on the cover, and that's just plain messy, ESPECIALLY if you're doing pictoblogs, essayblogs, or any long and lengthy posts.

Okay, enough with introductions and formality, let's get down to business =p
1. Go to Layout then Edit HTML then Download full template (hey don't just throw out you old design).
2. Check the Expand Widget box (extends your script).
3. Find the line "<data:post.body>"

4. Copy the codes below, and paste them just under "<data:post.body>" (means when you reach the code, press Enter/newline/return, then paste underneath it k).

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'> <style>.fullpost{display:inline;}</style> <p><data:post.body/></p> <b:else/><style>.fullpost{display:none;}</style> <p><data:post.body/> <a expr:href='data:post.url'><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p></b:if>

*If you look at the end of the script, "Read More..." can be replaced with anything (continue, go further, see what's on the end of the rainbow?)*

5. Save template, and you should get something similar to this:

OK! That's that, FOR THE FIRST PART! Muahahahaha~! =p Don't worry next part's not all that difficult either (well you're not going to be searching for scripts ^_^).

1. Go to Settings then Formatting then Post Template box and paste these 2 lines:

<span class="fullpost">


2. Save! Tadaa~ ^_^

Now let me show you how it works. *Ehem* By pasting the codes above, every time you are making a new post, this should be your template:

Tadaaa~!!! DONE! Now go try! =p Oh one last bit, this code's permanent on every post, even on short ones. This means that even if you don't write anything after <span class="fullpost">, Read More still appears. Sorry, can't help with that one =p But my advice, try making something not too long (you're not writing a book are you?) and not too short (hey, it's not Twitter also =p).

So that's it folks ^_^ Feel free to try and experiment with where you put the codes OK!

If you have any question (or want me to do the dirty work for you), drop a comment =3 Teehee~!

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zahirah ardy said...

kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~ teach me more! teach me more! ^_^

b E e L a t H i R a said...

tapi selalunye aku tak suke post yg ade read more..sebab nnt kna back balek page lame..so aku cam rela takyah bace the whole post..haha..pemalas gile..tapi utk photo..better read more laa kan..

niwei..gud tutorial.. :)

Fær.han/Unown F/Gyan said...

@Z: Wahahaha kiyaaa~ sankyu~ hehe there's more to come so dun worry =p

@bell(p): Eh nape nak back balik? X phm huhuhu~ But nyway, thx pujie ^_^ *wink2* Appreciated!

misssable said...

Thanks for visiting my choir blog!

encik BANGLA said...

tp post akuh bese pendek2 jerh~ (>.<)

Fær.han/Unown F/Gyan said...

@Missable: Ur most welcomed ^_^

@Bangla: Ala tapi kat photoblog ko memanjang kan?

fiiQ said...

berkongsi ilmu sesama insan..
kekeke ;D

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