How To Add A READ MORE Option To Your Blogspot Posts:Blogger

Would you like to have an option, or a way, to make your Blogger posts on your Home Page,have a ‘Read more..’ text or button, in case they get too long?..If Yes, sit back and keep reading..

The “Read More” feature, also called “Jump Break” is a feature which lets you create expandable post summaries in your blog posts, so longer posts appear as an intro with a link to Read More. With Jump Breaks you can show just a snippet of your post on your blog’s home page. Blogger will insert a “Read more” link to the full post page where your readers can keep reading.

If you go to the home page of my blog( ), you will see that each blog post on the page has a READ MORE link, which after been clicked on, will take the reader to the full post page where the reader can read the full post.

I love using the READ MORE feature because I believe it makes it easier for my blog readers to scan through the main topics on the home page. More so, it makes my blog home page to load faster. I cherish simplicity a lot….

So, How Do I Get Started ?

There are a couple of ways to insert a “Read more” jump to your posts. Before we go into that, I will like you to activate post pages and set it to, probably 5 posts on the main page. To do this, login to your blogger dashboard, go to SETTINGS > FORMATING and set the “show at most” option to “5 posts on the main page“. You can choose any number you desire though.

Creating jump breaks in your blog posts can be easily done right from the post editor, without the need for any HTML changes. First, decide where in the post you want to create the jump break, and place your cursor in that position:

If you use the new post editor (available on Blogger in Draft, or by enabling it via the Settings tab), you’ll notice the “Insert jump break” icon in the editor’s toolbar. Click this icon and the “jump break” will be inserted into your blog post at your cursor’s position.

If you don’t use the new post editor, you can still insert a jump break in Edit HTML mode by adding where you want to position the jump break.

Want to change the “Read more” text to something more your style? No problem. You can edit the “Read more” text by clicking Layout and then Edit the Blog Posts widget.

One more note, the Jump Break feature does not change how your post appears in your feed. You can configure post feed options by going to Settings | Basic | Site Feed, and editing Allow Blog Feeds.

If you try the methods above, and it seems not working for you, there is the probability that you are using a customized/third-party template. If you  have customized your Blog Posts widget or otherwise have highly customized templates: you may need to edit your HTML to enable Jump Breaks. First, back up your template, then follow the instructions at the bottom of this help article.

That’s All.

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Written by Jide Ogunsanya

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  1. This did not work for me, but I use Awesome Blogger templates. Check and you will notice that the post is contracted but there is no Read More link.

  2. In the post above, I shared a link where you can get help on what to do, if its not working on your third party template. Check:

    Its only Javascript that can automate it for you. If you don't want to use it, then, just add them manually.

  3. Good Day, please i want to be sure of a particular thing. i was told if you have read more on your homepage and u apply for adsense, that google will complain of insufficient contents. Please how through is this? It actually happen to me and pleas i need the right answer. Thanks.

    • That's not true, Google will only complain when there is insufficient text before the jump break/read more. Particularly when the text does not contain any word relating to the title of the post.

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