September 8, 2006
Building upon my earlier hacks for label/archive pages, here is a hack that significantly improves visitor experience. The idea is to show only post titles to start with but also provide a [+/-] toggler for each post. If the visitor clicks the toggler, "Peek-a-boo", (s)he sees the post contents also. He/she can select the posts for peek-a-boo view and read many posts without ever leaving the page. You could present all your posts in the same page for peek-a-booing by increasing the max-results.
Here's an image showing one post expanded and two other collapsed. Note that [+/-] toggler is used for both expanding and collapsing.
Would you like Peek-A-Boo in your blog? Then, search for the term "blog-posts" in your template to find the portion of code shown here in black and insert the lines highlighted in red at appropriate places.
Once you save the changes, you will be able to expand/collapse posts in label/archive pages. It works for the search results page also. Ain't it cool? Have a good weekend!