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11 October 2005 @ 09:07 am
How to Use the LJ-Cut Tag  

Are you new to LiveJournal?

Or perhaps you're just unfamiliar with the LJ-Cut tag?

It's very EASY to learn how to use it. smile

Q: Why should I use the lj-cut tag?

A: Here at our community, use of the lj-cut tag is REQUIRED.

But it's a good idea to use it everywhere -- even in your personal journal. If you have a habit of posting long entries, the lj-cut tag makes long entries more 'flist (LJ friends) friendly.'

Posting photos (and other images) often will cause problems for various journal styles, making them hard to read. The same is true for links (especially long links). Again, the lj-cut tag can take care of the problem!

Q: But you can't SEE what I've written! Where does it go?

A: The lj-cut tag is like putting a cover on a book. You click the lj-cut link to 'open' the book and read the contents.

Remember: The lj-cut tag is your friend!

Q: Okay, you've convinced me! But how do I use it?

A: Simple!

Add this code to your entry:


Then place your content here

[highlight, copy and paste the code]

Q: Can I change the default 'Read More...' text of the lj-cut link to something else?

A: Yes! Just use this code:

<lj-cut text="Your Text Here">

content here


[highlight, copy and paste the code]

For more information, Read this in LJ's FAQs. Be sure to click 'Read More' to see all of the information.

If you have any questions not covered here regarding the LJ-Cut Tag, please feel free to comment to this entry.

Michael michaelkillan
Kit kitrocks
Jimbo just_jimbo

sickan_chansickan_chan on March 23rd, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Tried all of the examples but still can't get the lj-cut to work.
Really annoying.
optimismk on March 26th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
it's not working for me either D:
is it the layout or something?
Milcah2351156 on April 16th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Not working for me either :-/
I bet it's all conspiracy.
Anyakaysuke on May 4th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Working fine for me :D
xiaodaishu on June 22nd, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
although im nt good in html.
finally i got it done..^^
bamthereyougobamthereyougo on July 13th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
im usually really good with html, but i cant for the life of me figure out why its not working.
junayli on September 17th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
You are right, once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy and handy. But that's not what I'm happening problems with. How do I link one post to the other? I tried the "wrap with lj-cut" thing but when I tried to post it, it said the text was too long. I'm trying to post a post with all the links to the chapters of a story, can you help me?
jiaxinworldjiaxinworld on October 11th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
well.. sometimes it works.. but sometimes it doesn't..
when i cut it then the background of the test i wrote is gray?? how to?
jadasanjadasan on February 16th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
It's not working for me either.. I don't understand anything D:
windsey89windsey89 on November 10th, 2010 11:24 am (UTC)
you have to paste it at the "HTML" page, right beside "rich text"
chie_lamperougechie_lamperouge on March 18th, 2010 11:49 am (UTC)
it's not working for me too :(
chie_lamperougechie_lamperouge on March 18th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
oh,, it's work,, :D
just have to dopy some codes on the admin site to execute it~
beatbox2991: irresponsible smilebeatbox2991 on August 3rd, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
Can u say more detail pls? I kept trying but failed >
lotslovercss on July 14th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Can't get this to work!!! I have tried it several times for days on end and I can't make it work! I folow it exactly step by step. It highlights my text in gray and everything, but it won't create the cut. I've tried it both with HTML codes and in Rich text!
milla_kunmilla_kun on September 2nd, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
uwaaa... thanks for thiss!!!
pristinedesiresetteann on September 21st, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
It works perfectly fine with me...^^
Staraurora_star18 on March 7th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
I didn't know you had to highlight it then hit the button! Finally got it to work!
4ndy144ndy14 on March 27th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
it worked....
thank you so much
sakurai_akemiakemi_can on June 11th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
not working for me....
kiwietoshikiwietay on July 23rd, 2011 07:26 am (UTC)
not working, shoot!..
pagan21pagan21 on October 1st, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
works great for me! thans for posting it!