How to create a content teaser
A "teaser" is an extract of the first part of the body of any content type. E.g. for a story, it may be the leading paragraph. The FSP content management system will automatically create teasers from the first several hundred characters in the body, unless instructed otherwise. Unfortunately this automatic process usually breaks the teaser text at inconvenient points, and as a result the teaser may not make sense to a reader.
To ensure a well-constructed teaser, it is best to instruct the system where the teaser ends, by inserting a "teaser break" at the appropriate point. The procedure is as follows:
- First, switch to direct HTML mode: Disable rich-text mode (if enabled), or, click on the TinyMCE HTML button.
- Locate the point at which the teaser should end.
- At this point, insert the HTML comment: "<!--break-->". The sytem will break the teaser at this point.