Post List with breif body?

Topics: Business Logic Layer, Controls, Themes
Mar 19, 2010 at 5:22 AM

Hello all, I'm very new to BE and very impressed with it so far.

I need to display a postList that has the Title, and only a small portion of the post-body with a "read more" link.

I imagine this is a fairly common requirement, what is the easiest way to implement it?  

It seems like I could create a second postView control, and load one postView control in to the postList and load the other postView control on the Post.aspx page. But I'm not sure if there is a better way. I might be totally missing something easy!

Thanks for any tips!

Mar 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

This is already built into BlogEngine w/ an extension that is included by default.

In your post, at the point where you would like to "more" link to appear, put in the following text, including the brackets: [more] 

Mar 23, 2010 at 4:02 AM

Thank you fstanek! Sorry for the delayed response. Your method works great... What is the best way to learn about additional available functionality like this?