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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#6679 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Add back in instructional text for Syndication Feeds

Reported by: hexley Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.5
Component: General Keywords: RSS summary full text
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Pre 2.5 wp-admin used to say:
Note: If you use the <--more--> feature, it will cut off posts in RSS feeds.

This at least, if you read it carefully, could tell the user that "Summary" would show a hard coded summary value of text in your feeds, and using "Full text" will then either show the entire post in feeds, or break at the <--more--> mark.

I suggest new verbiage:
Note: "Summary" will hard code your feeds to x words in length. Selecting "Full Text" will show your entire post in your feeds, or break the feed at <--more-->

I am not sure which is correct, to use <--more--> or <!--more-->, in pre 2.5, <--more--> is mentioned, in 2.5 and forward, even in admin, the more button puts in <!--more-->

This needs clarification.

Change History (1)

comment:1 in reply to: ↑ description ionfish6 years ago

  • Milestone 2.5.1 deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Replying to hexley:

Pre 2.5 wp-admin used to say:
Note: If you use the <--more--> feature, it will cut off posts in RSS feeds.

It doesn't do this anymore, so the text is redundant. The summary will use an excerpt if one is provided; otherwise it will be generated from the article content.

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