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WP Plugin Request: Simpler “More” tag

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July 24th, 2005
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From a reader:

We’re looking for a plugin for wordpress that will bypass the need to use the “more” tag to break long posts.

In short, what we’d like is something like what is available with Moveable Type, which has two input boxes for each post an author makes. If the author types in both boxes when making a post, the break in the post appears at the point between the two boxes.

We haven’t been able to find anything like this that works with the Word-style text editor. Do you know of anything that we could use for this? Unfortunately, our bloggers aren’t the most tech-savvy, so we’re trying to reach a solution even SIMPLER than the “More” tag.

Please email me if you have a solution or would like to work on one. I will pass it on.

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  1. Doug (1 comments.) says:

    I would rather have a “delayed more” tag offered. The concept is that the post would remain whole for a preset period of time, and then automatically break at the “delayed more” point after that time has elapsed.

    In my experience with MT and WP, the “more” tag we have is much easier to use than another input box, both at the time of initial writing and later when I hide the rest of a post.

  2. Jake (1 comments.) says:

    I agree with Doug, having one input box means I don’t have to move stuff back and forth as I edit my post. I just delete or move the “more” tag as needed.

  3. Dhoughal Walker says:

    I’m only a user with no programming skills, but:
    How about an automatic page break? I imagine having an option in WP with which the user/admin could specify a number of lines after which a post should be divided into multiple pages. This way post authors wouldn’t have to make the page breaks manually.

  4. MacDork says:

    Try Ecto — it runs on both Windows and Macs, and has just what you’re looking for.

    http://ecto.kung-foo.tv/

  5. Bennett (4 comments.) says:

    There a several automatic “more” plugins. My own plugin Evermore is one of the simplest. The Evermore WordPress plugin page has details, and also descriptions and links to a few similar plugins written by other people. For most non-tech-savvy users, one of these will be better than “more” tags or separate input boxes.

  6. Bennett (4 comments.) says:

    The simplest solution is an automatic one, as Dhoughal suggests. My Evermore plugin is one. Just install it and it works — users don’t have to worry about “more” tags or extra input boxes.

    The Evermore WordPress plugin page has details. It also has links to a few similar plugins written by other people. One of these plugins should fit the bill.

  7. Bennett (4 comments.) says:

    The simplest solution is an automatic one, as Dhoughal suggests. My Evermore plugin is one. Just install it and it works — users don’t have to worry about “more” tags or extra input boxes.

    The Evermore WordPress plugin page has details. It also has links to a few similar plugins written by other people. One of these plugins should fit the bill.

  8. Deb (2 comments.) says:

    There already is such a plug-in and I have been using it on my blog:

    http://www.thunderguy.com/semi.....ss-plugin/

    or just type

    where ever they’d like the page to break.

  9. Deb (2 comments.) says:

    Oops..my code didn’t show up. Anyway, there’s a simple more tag:

    that can be placed where ever they’d like their page to break.

  10. Potter System (1 comments.) says:

    I could understand you are searching is something like Excerpt text box on Advance Editing mode

  11. Nat (6 comments.) says:

    Ive been using w.bloggar for awhile and if posting to a wordpress blog, it has that option. check it out here : http://www.wbloggar.com/

  12. Dougal Campbell (35 comments.) says:

    I would also suggest investigating the excerpt field. With a little bit of coding and a customized template, you could use this to good effect without having to only display excerpts for all posts. (i.e. you could display the excerpts only for posts which use them, but display the normal full post otherwise).



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