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#1380997 by Kathy from Mintaro
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:21 am
Hoping somebody can help me.
You know when you read a blog post it often shows as a compact paragraph with a "read more" link that reveals the rest of the post...how do I do this? I want to use this technique on my home page so it does not look cluttered. If it is just a link...how do you hide the extra text?
#1381011 by Bonnie from Boneville
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:33 pm
Hi Kathy
If you are referring to the actual Blog/What's New, there is a box you can check to add this.
If you mean within the content, you could use an actual link to another page, if that is what you are doing - like a snippet of the beginning of a page.
If you mean hiding the text that is only on that page, I'm sure it could be done with some code.

Can you explain more of what you have in mind?

Thanks, Bonnie
#1381110 by Kathy from Mintaro
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:15 am
Hi Bonnie
Thank you so much for replying.

I want to write a page that is 400 words long and I want it to be in four equal parts. Because the page needs to appeal to kids and adults I want it to look short and snappy. eg a paragraph, then "read more" so the text appear in the same page. If it goes to another page...it would be 4 x 100 word pages which Google won't treat seriously.

Does this make sense?
Cheers
Kathy
#1381167 by Bonnie from Boneville
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:50 am
Hi Kathy,
I agree, I wouldn't do 4 pages! Although 400 isn't too long and you may be able to do something like a kid friendly section 1st, with an anchor link to lower on the page for adults or similar.

If you want to do the show/hide code, I found this thread that has the code in it.
https://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?p=1303596#p1303596

Having trouble pasting the section from my phone so it may not be the 1st post in that thread, sorry.
Also, while she was having trouble, the error was elsewhere and the script code should work.
If not, I'm sure someone can help! :)
#1381185 by Cath, SiteSell Content Team
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:36 am
Hi Kathy,

400 words is not a long page, so I wouldn't worry too much to be honest. If you want separate sections for adults and kids, you could put anchor links at the top, so for example "If you're a parent, here's where you need to be" or whatever.

I use anchor links a lot for long / very lengthy pages - but by "long" I mean around 2,000 words and by "very lengthy" I'm talking about over 4,000. You can see what I mean on this page: [Domain Private] - the callout box which starts "This is a long page"...

Actually it's one of my shorter pages, at 2,116 words!

Otherwise yes, use the code that Bonnie has linked to.

Best wishes

Cath.
#1381595 by Kathy from Mintaro
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:37 am
Thanks Bonnie and Cath. I appreciate your help.
Gorgeous site Cath...
Best wishes
Kathy
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