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Static Pages And The "Jump Break" Feature

Blog owners are becoming increasingly interested in using the new Blogger offering, Static Pages (aka "pages"), in their blogs.

Recently, we've seen blog owners who like to publish blogs with large displays asking about another new Blogger feature, Jump Break. Some blog owners would like to use Jump Break to summarise their static pages.

Jump Break, the Blogger solution for auto summarising posts, displays an entire post, when the post is being displayed in individual post mode. When a post is being displayed in multi post mode - archive retrieval / label search / main page - the summarised portion of the post is displayed, with a "Read More" link leading to the individual post display.

Multi post code is very simple - the group mode, summarised post links to the individual mode, full display post.

There is no option to display static pages in a group, with other static pages.

A static page displays in one mode - as a single, static page. With a static page displayed in only one mode, there's no way to productively use a Jump Break, in a static page.

If you want to summarise selected posts, indexed from your tabs bar, make a custom pages / posts / label search index. Then, you can index any number of label retrievals, each label retrieval with a number of posts - and each post can contain a jump break.

If you want to summarise a set of static pages, that's not difficult. Setup one static page, containing excerpts from other static pages, and linking to the other static pages.

Just don't try to add a Blogger formatted Jump Break into a static page.

Comments

Toyin O. said…
Very informative, thanks for sharing.
Pam said…
Hi,
I have used the gadget to add TABBED pages--BUT it only alllows me to have one Tab"HOME." How do I have a HOME page, and several other tabs that feature my content?
Can you help me? Thanks.
Nitecruzr said…
Pam,

You will have this limitation with the standard Pages gadget. You need to replace the Pages gadget with a linklist, which will let you index label searches, pages, posts, and any URLs that interest you.
jonyangorg said…
Hey Chuck, amazing blog! Just found it. My new template is enforcing the Jump Break, how can I make it go back to being normal? I don't want a jump break at all in any of my posts, but I can't seem to get rid of the "read more" function.

http://jonyangorg.blogspot.com/
Thank you!

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