Convert Ur blog in to a Magazine blog ( Adding 'Read More' styles)

Is there a big different between your and my template ? hmm ? oh , yes , in my home page I have a Magazine type template with a Read More buttons and you have a blog with a homepage of posts that show their whole body and take a long time to load. And also it makes your blog more longer. ( If you are posting more than 5 posts per a page ). So , do you want to know how to add 'Read More' buttons and make your blog more profeesional ? so here is the way !

Fisrt of all , go to the Settings tab , then select Formatting tab and go to the option Show. Now add a number more than 5. ( Here in my blog , I keep about 15-20 posts in homepage )


1. Edit your Template
2. Now find out


( press 'Ctr
l' + F to open your browser's search box)

Now Replace


these codes. Make sure that you REPLACE this line. In some templates , I have seen a line as


instead of


If then replace the whole


line with follwing lines.

<script type='text/javascript'>
summary_noimg = 400;
summary_img = 300;
img_thumb_height = 0;
img_thumb_width = 0;
<script src='' type='text/javascript'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<div expr:id='&quot;summary&quot; +'><data:post.body/></div>
<script type='text/javascript'>createSummaryAndThumb(&quot;summary<>&quot;);</script>
<span class='rmlink' style='float:right'><a expr:href='data:post.url'>Read more</a></span>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'><data:post.body/></b:if>

Now follow the Safety Saving Steps.


That's it , now your blog will too get converted to a Magazine type template as following photo.

Do you like to add a Image too ? like in this photo ?

Then change these two lines of codes

img_thumb_height = 0;
img_thumb_width = 0;


img_thumb_height = 80;
img_thumb_width = 100;

or any hieght and width that you like to have.

If you want to increase your post's height ,

summary_noimg = 400;
summary_img = 300;

change these to any amount you need !

summary_noimg = 400; stand for the post's hieght without a Image.
summary_img = 300; stand for the post's hieght with the Image.


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Nalina on June 21, 2009 at 3:59 AM said...

ela ela digatama karamu :-*

Khatia on September 4, 2009 at 7:17 PM said...

That's what I was looking for. Only my code don't contain such code at all, but something like this


.post-body {

Do you know how to make changes in such case?

Thank you!

DragonD on September 5, 2009 at 5:05 AM said...


do you expand the code ?

Khatia on September 5, 2009 at 10:40 AM said...

Thank you. I didn't think it would make such difference. I'll try it out when I get more time. Thanks!

Khatia on September 5, 2009 at 12:02 PM said...

I done everything as you said, but somehow it's not working on my blog

First it take way longer to download the page. Second, there is read more, but only after whole Text is displayed. and my 2 sidebars on right side were gone.

I set everything back. Do you know what reason might have been? :(

PURUSHU on December 4, 2009 at 1:51 AM said...

Dude.. it''s not workin for me too..
help me out!!!

my blog address:

Madhawa Habarakada on June 26, 2010 at 3:52 AM said...

Yes, the code has errors, It does not work for me also. I too get the same error as Khatia.

‍ගේම් කාරයා on November 21, 2011 at 3:55 AM said...

wonder full...nice work

kanna on April 28, 2012 at 9:07 PM said...

i didn't find any of these. pls help me

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