Timeline display rules

Micro.blog follows a few rules when processing your RSS or JSON Feed into microblog posts to show in the timeline:

  • If the post has no title and is 280 characters or less, the text is shown directly in the Micro.blog timeline.
  • If the post has no title and is over 280 characters, the text is truncated with a link back to the full post on your site.
  • If there’s a title and it looks like a date or number, Micro.blog ignores it, as if there were no title. It then tries to show the text in the timeline.
  • If there’s a title but the entire post text is actually just a photo, it uses the title but also shows the photo inline. If there is a title, text, and photo, only the title is shown and linked back to your site.

For any other kind of post with a title, the title is shown in the timeline with a link back to the full post on your web site. Micro.blog displays your domain name when it needs to append a link to your post.

Micro.blog counts characters for the text version of your post, excluding the extra characters used in any HTML tags.

Allowed HTML tags

Micro.blog removes some HTML from blog posts before displaying them in the timeline. The following HTML elements are currently supported:

  • a, span, b, i, img, strong, em, div, p, br, blockquote, ul, ol, li, code, pre, audio, video, source

And these attributes are allowed on certain elements:

  • a: href, title, class
  • span: style, class
  • img: src, style, class, width, height, alt
  • audio: src, controls
  • video: src, controls, width, height, preload, poster, alt, playsinline, style, class
  • source: src, type

For style, only these CSS property names are allowed:

  • width, height, max-width, max-height, min-width, min-height, border
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[Apologies if this is not the right place to ask this question … I’m new here and not super technical … happy to move it elsewhere :slightly_smiling_face:]

I was wondering if there’s a way to select which text from a post is/is not displayed in the post preview in the archive list?

My posts consist of images followed by a list of sources as text. So only the source list appears in the archive preview … which isn’t very enticing (screen grab attached).

Can I switch the text preview off somehow and just have it look closer to the abridged Timeline Display?

You’ll want to customize your theme’s post/li.html template (or choose a theme with a better list/archive template style for your content).

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Cool, thank you. :+1: