Display post excerpts using the Split Extended Entry feature
The Extended Post (Split Extended Entry) feature allows you to display an intro on your main page, with the remainder of the post on the individual Permalink page for the post. The reader would click the Continue reading... link at the end of your intro on the index page to read the full text on the individual post page.
In the Compose toolbar, there is an icon next to the Spellcheck icon. Clicking the icon will insert the Extended Entry marker. Below is a screenshot of the icon itself:
You can insert the marker anywhere you wish in the post. You can click and drag the marker to move it to a new location. If you'd like to remove the Extended Entry marker, click on the icon in the toolbar.
Using the Split Extended Entry feature allows you to include more content in a single post without overwhelming the content of the main page of your blog. For posts with many images or multimedia, the split extended entry feature is recommended to improve the load time of your blog.
Things to note about the Extended Entry function:
- Post Preview shows you the individual post page. You will not see the Continue reading... text when previewing your post since you preview the full post and not an index where only the excerpt would appear.
- In HTML, Markdown, or Convert Line Breaks mode, you can also click the Split Extended Entry button in the toolbar to add the <hr class="at-page-break" /> tag to your post. You will need to copy the code and paste it in a new location if you want to change the location of the break.