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February 2010

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Lord Yupa

New LJ feature.

For those of you who don't follow the LiveJournal development communities, I want to introduce you to an extremely nifty new feature.

If you're reading this, you've just seen the feature in action. It's called <lj-cut>. It lets you divide an entry so that only part of it shows up initially, and you have to click to see the rest.

I'm sure you can see the many uses this could have, ranging from giving a summary of a long entry, with a link to the rest, or telling people about pictures while letting them click to actually see them, so that friends pages and such load faster.

So basically, the way you use it is to just put <lj-cut> where you want the cut to be. To make it look nice, put it on the first line of your second paragraph (or wherever your long text starts) so you don't get extra breaks in there.

Over all, I'm thinking <lj-cut> is a very nifty feature. ;-)

Comments

How strange...

If I view your journal, yes, I see the (Read More) introduced by Brad. If I view it on my friends page (which I did initially, of course), I do not see the link, and everything looks like a normal journal entry.

Odd...

Hrm. . .

I just took a peek on your friends page, and it seems to work okay there, now. . .

I wonder if perhaps it's a change that hadn't propogated to all of the servers when you checked?

I dunno without having a better understanding of how LJ is organized under the hood.

Oh, well. I suppose we'll have to file this away under those great mysteries of life that are just too much work to bother understanding. <g>

Re: Hrm. . .

I think it didn't propagate fully.. probably caught the news right as it was being released. A couple hours later when I checked my friends page again, I saw the read-more link on Petfish's, so I think it was propagation.

Its a nifty feature though.. Good for surveys!
Know any more of these "interesting features"?

Polls?

I dunno if you know about them or not, but you have a paid account, so you can put Polls in your journal, if you want. ;-)

Here's the info on using them.

Re: Polls?

Hah. Thanks. I knew I was supposed to be able to do polls, but I wasn't certain how to implement them. Thanks for clearing that one up. ;d