Tuesday, April 12, 2005

[Blogger] Expandable/Collapsable Posts - How to?

I have seen other blogger blogs which just have the first few lines of the post in the main window with a little link called something like "Continue" which expands to open the post in its entirity. Personally i havent really done any research before because I don't want it for my own blog, but I it would be a good idea for this blog.
Can anyone tell me how???

7 comments:

Derrick Schneider said...

I'm not sure blogger supports this in an easy way. This typically requires posts to be on their own pages. Blogger can do this (via the "Enable Post Pages" option on the Archiving tab), but I don't think it has a "sneak peek" option.

Culinary Fool said...

I agree with Derrick. I think this is a function of your service or software. I know I can't do it on Spaces - it's been one of my requests to them.

Owen said...

Not true - you need a little trick but I am doing it on tomatilla.com and it is 100% blogger (although hosted elsewhere). But the trick is run right through blogger.

I do not have time to write it up at the moment, but I will try to do it right here in the next two days.

However - I can't do the expand in place version of the trick - where the post gets longer while retaining its place in the main blog page - that isn't to say it can't be done - just that I don't know how...

Owen said...

OK - I didn't have time to write it up but I did have time to find the entry in the blogger help files that tells you how to do it...

http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=898&topic=41

there...

Derrick Schneider said...

Thanks, Owen!

Not sure I'll end up using it (what do you mean, people might want to get a "hint" of the article before reading it! They should want to read the whole thing!), but it's good to know it exists

Culinary Fool said...

Thanks for doing the research, Owen!

ejm said...

I have a wordpress blog. I just found out that this can be done on wordpress by using the quicktag "more".