Thursday, 31 July 2008

Small housekeeping matter

I've finally found a Blogger hack that allows us to do expandable posts (often known as "read more" or "continue reading"). And I've used it, successfully, to put something below the fold in my most recent post.

However it has for some reason inserted the "Continue reading..." label and link at the end of every single post. According to the code it shouldn't be doing this. I tried the obvious thing that might fix it quickly and the code that I expected to see simply isn't there to delete. And I can't quite get my head around html tonight, so it's going to have to go on the Fix Tomorrow list.

So please feel free to ignore the Continue reading... links, as they won't give you any new stuff to read, except on my Thursdays in Black post below. And I'll make this a priority to get sorted in the morning.

Update: Ok I ditched the previous hack, as I couldn't work out how to get rid of the excessive Read Mores, and inserted this one instead, which seems to be working as we would like. Fingers crossed!


michael said...

Also, it is completely non-obvious in the feed that there's any more to the post than what's there. Perhaps as a stop-gap you could mention the fact near the top of the posts that use it.

Deborah said...

It's a great hack, Julie - I'm pleased you've found it. My posts tend to be quite long, and I always feel uneasy about hogging all the front page space.