Part of a story as a news items?

Stephen Waters sbwaters at
Sun May 2 07:06:41 PDT 2004


Right now I write a story. Then I write a news item as teaser to the 
story and put it on the home page. I give it a slightly different title 
to keep the shortcuts clean.

What I'd like to be able to do is just write the story and block off a 
portion of the first graf as the part that would be used on the home 
page. The net result is that I'd have less clutter in the discussion 
group and it would take less time to write and get up on the page.

An alternative would be to be able to define a section of the story to 
be used as the news teaser.

I would like to have some boilerplate at the end of the teaser: I 
always knock down the point size a notch, type in More... and put in 
the "shortcut link".

When generating the front page, it would still have to parse to a 
proper RSS feed and do trackbacks.

Am I missing something? Can I already do this in an easy way? Or what 
would have to be changed/added to Manila?


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