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Jun 06, 2013 00:34 |  #1

I have always been so shy about showing my photos, especially considering the quality here on POTN.
I decided to bite the bullet and have setup my first ever blog - would appreciate C&C in order to make it better.

Herewith the link http://booysenphotoadv​entures.wordpress.com/ (external link)

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Jun 06, 2013 09:29 |  #2
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First of all I like the blog.
Congrats.

What I would change: I would not show the full article but instead use a ”Read more link”.

Would make it easier to read.




  
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Jun 06, 2013 14:39 |  #3

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First of all I like the blog.
Congrats.

What I would change: I would not show the full article but instead use a ”Read more link”.

Would make it easier to read.

Thanks for your feedback. So if I understand you correctly I should start the article (say three lines) and then use the "read more link" that the reader can click should they want to read further ie almost like a preview to the article?

Any idea how I use that link in Wordpress?


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Jun 06, 2013 14:59 as a reply to  @ markisclueless's post |  #4
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Probably more than three lines. I always use a preview picture and something like 5- 10 lines before including the "read more" link.

It should be above the editor window in wordpress

See this screenshot:
http://www.howtowordpr​essvideo.com …oads/2011/10/mo​re-tag.jpg (external link)

And something about customizing it:
http://wordpress.org …use-the-read-more-feature (external link)

I guess its personal preference but I like it more this way because to me it means less scrolling.




  
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Jun 07, 2013 01:25 |  #5

Richie1978 wrote in post #16006328 (external link)
Probably more than three lines. I always use a preview picture and something like 5- 10 lines before including the "read more" link.

It should be above the editor window in wordpress

See this screenshot:
http://www.howtowordpr​essvideo.com …oads/2011/10/mo​re-tag.jpg (external link)

And something about customizing it:
http://wordpress.org …use-the-read-more-feature (external link)

I guess its personal preference but I like it more this way because to me it means less scrolling.

Thanks - much appreciated


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Jun 12, 2013 11:42 |  #6

I think the home page should have a list of recent adventures. And as Richie suggested, you don't need to show the full adventure post on the home page, just a snippet of photos and summary about the adventure with the read more link.

Good start though.


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