I’ve been in a quandary about partial feeds versus full feeds ever since I knew what an RSS feed was. As a reader, I liked the ability to consume an entire post from within my feed reader or email inbox, especially when I didn’t have an internet connection at home. But as a blogger, I wanted to get readers to my site, where they could comment on posts, and of course, click on affiliate links and generate ad impressions.
But wait, what is the difference, you ask? WordPress offers two default options for displaying your RSS feed: summary or full text.
The truth is, I don’t like either option. But there’s an alternative.