Truncated Posts


I’ve been playing with some options on the format of my blog…

including truncating posts.

Hoping to result in faster blog loading and allowing more posts to display on the main page.

Are you guys liking it? 

Miss Smith shared her tutorial here.

I used bits of her post and because I use live writer, I thought I’d share how I’m doing it from that perspective for other users.

When drafting your post in LW {live writer} – you can click on Insert & then click on Split post
(this will add the bookmark to the page that will be where the ‘READ THE REST OF THIS POST’ link will be inputted)

To set up your overall settings in blogger – you click on DESIGN and click ‘edit’ on that main page in the post body section and add the language you want to display such as ‘READ THE REST OF THIS POST…’

(you only have to do this step once)

when you save – this is what will display on your blog when you’ve inserted that Split post content.

Let me know what you think…

Do you like the split posts so you can flip through the post or do you prefer to see ALL posts but have to click on OLDER POSTS at the bottom of the main page to navigate? 

I’m torn…I like BOTH! I’m imagining I’ll use it on some posts but not all…just where it makes sense.

If you scroll down in the blog – you can see I currently have it in use here on my ‘Summer Break’ post…

I’ll just PLAY with this a bit and see!  I welcome any feedback you guys might have!

Chat soon -

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  1. Very cool! I am going to have to try this. Thanks for the great info.
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. I don't like truncated posts at all. It means more clicking through than if there are several full posts on a page. But that's just my opinion!

  3. I like something in between where I can see the whole post (non-truncated) and there are a few posts on the one page without having to click view older posts.

    I like that because it's so much easier to catch up but not many have their blogs set up that way.


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