Full RSS feeds are like Marmite – you either love them or you hate them. I’m never quite sure which I prefer. I think at the moment I prefer full feeds because I tend to use my feedreader while I’m travelling on my cellular.
Unknown to many WordPress users who upgraded to the latest 2.1 release, even if they’ve set their blog to publish a full feed, WordPress will cut their posts off in their prime if they use the <!–more–> tag.
Since the number of users reading my blog has trebled this week (click here to see the full range of subscription options available), I decided I’d better make sure that I keep them happy so they don’t leave and publish a full text feed, so I went hunting for a solution. It didn’t take me long to find one.
CaveMonkey50 has created a WordPress plugin called Full Text Feed that prevents WordPress 2.1+ from adding a ‘more’ link to your RSS feed. Installing the plugin is simple. just unzip the file, upload the full_feed.php file into your plugin directoy and activate the plugin.
You can get the plugin here.