Seemore: a WordPress plugin

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Latest version is 1.1, released on 14 February 2009.

Seemore is a WordPress plugin that makes reading posts more intuitive for your many readers. With Seemore, when readers click a (more…) link they see the full article on the screen, not just the part after the (more…).

For example, suppose you go to the Nursery Blog and look at the front page. You might see a summary of the latest post that looks like the following.

Nursery Blog

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
(more…)

Click the more link and you see only the remainder of the post:

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again

But with Seemore, you’ll see the full article:

Nursery Blog

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again

This is more intuitive. (Your intuition may vary.) After I click a (more…) link, I often find myself scrolling up to make sure that I am where I think I am, and I’m not missing anything.

For an example of Seemore in action, see the front page of this very site, Semicolon.

Compatibility

Seemore has been tested successfully with WordPress versions from 1.5 to 2.7, and should also work with newer versions as they are released.

Download and Install

Get Seemore at the WordPress Plugin Directory. You can download and install directly from your WordPress administration console.

For a best-of-breed fully-integrated automatic turnkey solution, combine Seemore with my other plugin Evermore, which automatically inserts the (more…) links for you.

If you find any problems with Seemore, please leave a comment here.

I write these WordPress plugins because I enjoy doing it, but it does take up a lot of my time. If you think this plugin is useful, please consider donating some appropriate amount.

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Full WordPress plugin list

  • Code Markup — Quickly paste code samples into your posts -- you can even include HTML markup in the code sample.
  • Evermore — Automatically display a short preview of your posts on the home page and other multiple-post pages, along with a link to the full post.
  • FixBack — Ensure trackbacks and pingbacks are sent with the correct link back to your blog.
  • Less — Less is no more. It has been renamed to Seemore and moved to its own Seemore plugin page.
  • Plaintext — Allow your readers to download source files (e.g. PHP, HTML, ASP) as plain text.
  • Safe Title — Use HTML in post titles in the default WordPress theme (or any other theme).
  • Search Meter — Find out what people are searching for on your blog, so you can write what your visitors want to read.
  • Seemore — Change the (more...) link so it jumps to the full post, not just the part after the link.
  • Top Cat — Specify a main category for your posts, and use template tags to display posts differently according to their main category.
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32 comments

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  1. A very considerate and intelligent plugin, sir.
    You show great sensitivity toward your audience.

    Thanks!

  2. It’ll be great if this is rolled into Evermore as a configurable option.

  3. @Michael, adding it to Evermore would just complicate he interface for all the people who don’t want to use it. For those who do want it, just install both!

  4. I’m trying to use Seemore in WP 2.7 and can’t get it to work. I place where I want to place the break but when I visit the page I can see with only 1 hyphen? Thanking you in advance.

    BTW, it works fine on my local server…

  5. @Chuck, make sure you’re using the right method to insert the break. If you’re using the visual editor, you should use the “Insert More tag” button. If you’re using the HTML editor, use the “more button”. This should work regardless of whether you’re using Seemore or not.

  6. I see no difference in the code between this and when it was “less” … can you point one out?

  7. @Angelo, it’s exactly the same apart from the name.

  8. Hey Bennett, this is a great plugin. I have only now discovered it and installed on my blog.

    One question: do you have any idea on how to adapt it for Blogger.com blogs? I am running a couple and it would be great to have this feature. I understand the principle behind the plugin (removing the anchor from the “read more” link) but I am no coder. If you’re not familiar with Blogger.com, don’t worry…

  9. @Matteo, I don’t know if it would possible to write Seemore for Blogger. I’m not very familiar with the Blogger platform, but I don’t think it’s as extensible as WordPress.

  10. Bennett, thanks for your reply. Well Blogger is not as extensible as WordPress, that’s for sure. There are some tweaks than one can implement within the XML of the template but it’s, as I said, tweaking the template itself rather than “extending” with a plugin.

    Thanks anyway, I will let you know if I find a workaround!

  11. Hey,
    i just installed the plugin with the current version of wordpress (2.9) and it does not work. i’m talking about my old posts (more tag allready inserted) and my new posts (new posts with more tag through visuell or html editor). i activated it in the plugin page and after your description it should work fine then. what am i doing wrong?

    thanks

  12. Hi, your plug in is very nice, but i have one question:
    how can i change the “Read the rest of this entry »” ? I search in file .php but don’t find nothig..im not familiar with PHP.

    p.s. sorry for my BAD english

  13. @Damiano, the “Read the rest of this entry” text is part of your theme. You can edit your theme’s index.php file and change the “Read the rest of this entry” into some other text. Or you could contact the theme author and ask for help. Good luck.

  14. Does the plugin works with the current wordpress version 3.0.1?

  15. @Pflasterbau, yes it does.

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