Monday, August 01, 2011

How To Add A Jump Break To Your Blog

Last week, I explored the issues involved in sizing a jump break properly.

Feedback from that article suggests that, besides some uncertainty about how large a jump break section should be, some people are still uncertain how to add a jump break, in the first place.

Jump break sections, unlike some other "read more" solutions, can be uniquely located and sized in each post - as long as the blog will not be using a dynamic view. This lets you size the Jump Break individually, per post.

You can make any given jump break as large, or as small, as you wish - when you wish.

You simply edit each individual post - and manually insert the jump break, as required. Older blogs may need an update to the post template. Really old blogs - or blogs with custom templates - may need a bit more of a tweak.

Since there are two post editor modes - "Compose" and "HTML" - there are two ways to insert a jump break.
  1. With Compose mode, you use the "Insert jump break" button, on the toolbar.
    1. Position the cursor, where you want the jump break located.
    2. Hit the "Insert jump break" button.
  2. With HTML mode, you simply insert the special "Jump Break" code, where you want the jump break located.
    And, you're done.
It's actually harder to explain it, than to do it. And it's worth the time, to understand how, and possibly understand why to do it properly.

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Herwan Shah said...

Apparently it doesnt work. :(

Chuck said...

If your Jump Break does not work, we need to diagnose the problem, in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.

Thandi Le'mana said...

Thanks really helped me cause my blog post carried on forever and i can finally shorten them :) *thumbs up*

deDeurs said...

Is this topic still in the picture?
This is about the break at the beginning of a blog article. But what if you want to divide a post into more than two parts? Suppose I want to feature a row of art work images, running up to 20-30 per post. For some visitors the more images on a page, the slower the loading. A blogger can avoid that by breaking the page up. Wordpress for instance has this utensil, next to the 'Read more' break: it gives links at the bottom; Page 1, 2, 3 and so on. (which is not the same as Pages)

Administrador said...

Just to give you my thanks. It was there and I had never seen it. You just solved me a huge problen and I am very grateful.

DaisyGr said...

Every question ive got about blogs, i stuble uppon you! You ROCK!

Tapan Barman said...

Truly it just working awesome Thanks alot man... You're finaly solved my problem.

Monsur Bakare said...

Wow! Working Smooth. I've been searching for this for days. Here I am. Thank you.
And for those saying its not working. Change ur html mode to interprete. I'm a new blogger

Kevin Shuman said...

Works great thanks.

Kevin Shuman said...

Works great thanks

Mary Coleen said...

Thanks! :)