Windows Live Spaces: No MORE tags?

imageOne of the things that’s pretty interesting about Windows live spaces, that’s actually uncommon, is that Windows live spaces does not have the option for a MORE tag.

If you take just about any blogging service [Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress, Etc.] that’s on the Internet right now, or that’s commonly used, most of those blogging services are going to have the option to split the blog post into multiple sections, so that you can give the readers a snapshot view of the content that you’re presenting.

At that point, the reader can decide whether or not they want to continue reading, if it’s interesting enough, or they just want to continue on and ‘bounce’ to the next website.

Ironically enough Windows live spaces does not offer this option…


And the fact that Windows live spaces doesn’t offer this option is more intriguing, because Windows Live Writer is supposed to be able to integrate with just about any blogging service that’s out there. Having the more tag option is very common, but it’s just not supported.

It’s not even listed in the Windows live spaces option for editing…

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Maybe it’s in the Windows live spaces ‘things to do’ category.

And while some blogging services don’t reckless support adding the more tag to the blog, it can be added manually, such as with Blogger. There’s actually a way to do it within Windows Live Writer, which doesn’t natively support the option.

http://public.blu.livefilestore.com/y1phVayZsF4aN-OvkWhPlER9bRF-88LYHCuEF9hRl0h-Gnj8_uKROHZphkq5snprB_6yiJOzA4u8-B3oSnW2DoqLA/InsertBloggerExcerpt.dll?psid=1

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Windows Live Writer isn't fully compatible with some blogging services and the ability to insert a BREAK or a MORE tag may not be possible with Windows Live Writer; the button may be greyed out.

Although Windows Live Writer may not be able to do this natively, it can be done via a plug-in. You can visit the Windows Live Writer gallery and see if you can find a suitable solution.

You can use a nice little tool called Dynamic Templates.
I really suggest you go to the website and watch the videos to get the real idea of the plug-in. It can help/do many things.

Website:
   http://www.joecheng.com/code/DynamicTemplate/

I use DT to INDENT text [example]:
   <p style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.5in"><br /><%= _selection %></p>

But you can do other things too; it's quite configurable to various things Windows Live Writer doesn't do by default.

Download here:
   http://wlwtemplate.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=7199

I hope this helps…

Until next time,
LEHenryJr
LEHSYS.com 

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