Display an Excerpt of Your Post

Introduction

It is a best practice to display only an excerpt of your post on the homepage of your blog.  This prevents users from having to scroll too much and helps your blog load faster.  This guide will help you do this.

Before you start

You'll need to be a contributor or higher on the blog you want to make changes to.

Steps

  1. Navigate to the post you want to edit, or create a new one.
  2. Click the Insert Read More Tag icon; it looks like a road.

 

This post will display like this on your blog homepage:

 

 Clicking either the blog post title or Continue Reading link brings the reader to the full post page.

Note that you will not see the Continue Reading link if you preview your post.  That's because the post preview takes you to the post page (instead of the homepage) and always has the full post content.

 

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