WordPress Plugin Review: Homepage Excerpts
Visitors are lazy!
Bettcha didn’t know that one!
Bettcha also didn’t know I’m more than a little cheeky! ;)
Seriously though, any time a visitor can pass on taking an action, unless they directly find a personal benefit, they will bypass it!
Makes sense right? Why do stuff you don’t have to!
The “so what” point here is that we as site owners and designers must pay careful attention to minimizing the number of extraneous clicks we request of our visitors if we want any hope of them doing the ones that will directly profit or benefit us!
In this case, we want to minimize a visitors ability to read your entire post on the home page and then simply leave because they chose not to make a extraneous click just to do YOU the favor of leaving you a comment.
In the case of this plugin, we want to shorten up those front page posts so the reader clicks the link to read the rest – not simply to do us a favor.
It can’t be a 5 only because it’s not needed if you’re using a good theme. It does one thing and it does it well. If you need it its a gem!
This wraps up your review of the WordPress plugin “Homepage Excerpt”. A fantastic little plugin that will let you easily and automatically shorten the posts on your home page into a condensed view. Great solution for those older or cheap themes that did not get around to implimenting this. Good stuff!
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