When you write a blog, every day you learn to use your content management system a bit more, not only because it frequently makes innovations and improvements, but also a system like WordPress, being really simple compared to Joomla or the alike, stills has many details unknown to most of the people. If you know these you can make better use of the tool and get more out of its advantages.
To me, because this is what I do, which is my passion, I have had to explain this many times. I am going to talk about the label called “More”. This is an useful option you should know if you use WordPress.
More, is a label of WordPress, which uses the format of HTML comments: <!– –> with the word more in the middle. In the view of editing entries in WordPress Text mode (below the title in the tab above right) we can written as:
<!– more –>
If instead of entering text mode, you want to make it easier, if you are in the Visual view as you just have to click on the taskbar icon is a square divided into two button next to the correct spelling (ABC ). If you put on, you gets the text: Insert More Tag (Alt + Sifth + T). When inserting to our text, at the end of a paragraph, we see that shows a dashed horizontal line with the word More at the end.
Once described, we explain its function and the advantages and disadvantages offered.
Lets put an invisible cutting through a post, so that WordPress knows where to divide, and instead of showing what comes after the tag, get a link that says: Read More → or Continue reading →, for that the interested user can click on the link and continue reading the rest of the article.
Reduces the horizontal length of the home of the blog, so show less text and more headlines, without requiring to scroll so much. So get to increase the chances that a user who comes to the home do not leave so easily, because first glance not find anything interesting.
In terms of statistics, when you see the statistics of a particular item, you know they really are of that article, and that there have been users who have read the article from the home page, because it was entirely in the home and did not need to enter post to read.
Affects blog feed, ie, when we use the label more, not only shortens the post in which we use to make them look cut on the home, but he also does in the feeds of the article in which insert. This means that a reader to follow your blog by feed or emailmay not read the entire article here, and will have to be forced to leave your reader or inbox to enter the url of the article to read it, with the good and bad that entails. Unlike all posts cut, as would happen if we were the side menu: Options > Reading and check: Summary instead of: Full text would affect every blog post, with More if you can apply this division only to a particular post.
It requires a user to have to click on the link Continue reading → order to read the full article. You can assume from losing potential readers to that post, or even a user faithful follow stop by the fact that somewhat complicate access to your blog forced him to leave your reader or your inbox to read it all .
I think there is an optimal solution using only: More, because as I say, the results not only affects the front of the blog, but also to feed. So being on WordPress.com that you have no other choice, one or another and their consequences. However, if we are in WordPres.org, we could modify the template so that without putting the label More, only shew default to a post in home of the (first x characters) and full text feeds.
Alternatively, you do not cut the post at the time of publishing, but somewhat later, although continues to misrepresent the statistics because someone can read them through from cover, when first published, at least allows your loyal readers subscribed by feed or email to read the post without having to make more clicks.
You do you prefer? Already knew each option or you use now?