Blogger showing only one post on home page

Are you one of those bloggers feeling troubled by the auto pagination happening on blogger? 

You happily set the No. of posts that blogger should show on your home page to X number thinking that blogger will display X number of posts on home page. However, you noticed that instead of X No. of posts, blogger is showing either 1 or 2 posts or some other lesser number Y.

You must be wondering why this has happened and Googled to find a solution and reached here.

You may not be aware that even if you set the no. of posts to be shown as X, blogger may want to show only 2-3 posts or may be even 1 post due to the fact that your posts are long and may require usage of a lot more resources of Google Servers than what a single blog should be doing. Well you can read more information here.

Let me quickly get to the solution to this that I could find out. When you are writing a post in the blogger post composer you will see an option called "Insert Jump Break". Refer to the graphic below:

See the Red Marked areas for reference. Top button is for "Insert jump break"

You can use this option and give a jump break somewhere in the middle of the post. This is actually meant to ensure that not all the content of the post will be shown on the home page. This is in case if you want to display small snippets of 7-8 or more posts on home page with each snippet showing a bit of content and ending with "Read More". Similar to what is seen on my home page. 7 posts are shown but not the complete content is seen. Even if your blogger template is programmed to automatically display snippets, you must insert the jump break to make sure that the number of posts that you have entered in the settings and the actual number posts shown on the home page, tally.

I can't technically explain how this works with the blogger logic of auto-pagination but yes, this did work for me. When I completed adding jump breaks on first 20-30 posts, the problem was solved. Now I've set the number to 7 and you'll see that there are 7 posts showing on the home page.

So try this solution and leave a comment if this works.

This post is a bit off topic from my usual content of photography but I'm so glad that I could solve this problem that want to help others who are facing similar sort of trouble :-)

126  comments:

  1. although this is bit off topic but i am sure this is going to help a lot of people facing the problem, and we should thank those who share these tips.

    even though i don't use blogger but i often come across similar problems.

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    1. I have same problem on my blog http://www.bollyholly.info

      Please Help Me.

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  2. This problem was annoying me since past one month. I wasn't even able to change my template because of it. But well its always glad to see the effort getting paid off :-)

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  3. What a pretty bird! And a nice photo.

    I'm not having the problem; at least that I know of. Blogger can be very frustrating, though.

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  4. Thanks Man It Works Thanks Again!!!!
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    1. Thanks for the feedback! Glad it worked for you too..

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  5. my site www.grtricks.com is having the same problem.please tell me some solution

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    1. Hey the solution is in the post itself...

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  6. Thank you so much u really rocks...and now my problem is fixed :)

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  7. Thank you...It worked for me..
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  8. Thank you..trick worked for me :)
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  9. tahnks dear i serach it for long time ..thanks again
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    1. Awesome! This seems to be the only solution to ensure that your blogger pagination doesn't automatically decide the number of posts to be displayed!! You fix the number ;)

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  13. You have saved my time.Thanks a lot.It works...

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    1. Awesome... this worked for you too :-)

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  14. thanks a lot, looking for this for years, Lucky me found your site, its worked for me, you sir are awesome, sorry for my english, thanks thanks thanks

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    1. Wow... I love the positive response.. amazing that this helped you....

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  15. thanks a lot, it worked like magic! :)

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  16. Hey there, I got a problem with my blogger, my homepage is only showing 5 posts (here http://directmediadownload.blogspot.com), although i have changed the no of posts to 20 in the settings tab.

    Can you help me to over come this problem because my blog is suffering from this. Please Help.

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  17. thanku dude thats problem All i many tempet spoiled due to this problem thaxs a lot .

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  18. Worked like a charm!! Thank you so much!

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  19. Thankyou so much for sharing this. Its working

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  20. Thank you so much my website also face this problem
    and now i fix it pagination problem :)
    Thanks Admin it's Working
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  21. Just thinking that should have something like this and I found the solution here. thank. btw I also into photography but just casual way.

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    1. Hmmm.... I'm also into photography in a casual way :-)

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  23. thanks a lot ,,,:) its save lot of time ,,otherwise spend on useless edits ,,tanks again ,,,

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  24. Thanks! Was wondering why my blog only showed 1 post on each of the first to pages!

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  25. Thanks that was helpful ^^

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  26. Thank you very much,
    It's solved my problem now.

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  27. thank you very very much,

    its works!..so i understand now what its not displayed the other post.

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  28. I always look forward for this type of information. Please keep sharing. Thanks..Clipping Path

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  29. Thank you very much. Really works!

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  30. Thanks for the solution. But im already using the Page break with Read more.
    I kept 8 number of posts to display on my main page but showing only 4. Please help?

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    1. Just one more query, Is the page break function defined in your blog template or are you setting it manually? If it is automated, then I feel the fix won't work. You will have to try and define the page break manually in all your posts.

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    2. Thanks for the quick response. I have defined in template itself.. But my question is what the issue in showing defined posts number?

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    3. That's a bit too technical for me to understand.
      In your case, despite having pre-defined the page break in code, if you do it manually also, then your problem will be solved. However that is not a permanent solution. Even my template has the page-break predefined in the code but I still do it manually. You may not be required to do this in all posts. Even if you do it manually for last 10-15 posts your problem will be solved.

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  31. Thanks for the post. I am already using page break with Read more. I kept 8 as number of posts to display on my main page but showing only 4.

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    1. Make sure you provide jump break in all your posts.

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  32. problem resolved thank you
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  34. Amin please solve issue my template problem. I want to show 6 post in my blogger home page. I am doing 2 ways No1. setting..post and comments No.2 layout go to post. show 6. But isn't working. Only 6 post showing in my homepage. Please help me. I apply a lots of template in my blogspot. But final reason isn't working. PLEASE http://www.wallpaperyork.blogspot.com/

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  35. Amin please solve issue my template problem. I want to show 6 post in my blogger home page. I am doing 2 ways No1. setting..post and comments No.2 layout go to post. show 6. But isn't working. Only 6 post showing in my homepage. Please help me. I apply a lots of template in my blogspot. But final reason isn't working. PLEASE http://www.wallpaperyork.blogspot.com/

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  36. This worked absolutely brilliantly for me on a recent theme I made for my friend Zoe (http://zoelondon.me). I was having a problem getting more than 7 posts to display, so thank you for taking the time to write this up as it really helped me out.

    To the OP - it may be worth mentioning that 'Insert Jump Break' adds " " to the post HTML. I find it easier to do that than use the the somewhat ropey WYSIWYG Editor on Blogger. It's the first time I've developed a template for Blogger. This and many other problems make it very difficult to advocate Blogger to anyone!

    Thank you again!

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  37. it really works...............thanks LOT. #APPRECIATED

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  38. This article actually saved my life. I only had 2 posts on my home page and was getting kindoff annoyed with that. Thanks!

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  39. very helpful...glad i visited this site

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  40. thank you this was pissing me off.

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  41. let me give it a try. tnks in advance

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  42. Thanks man...!!
    It worked ....!!!
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  43. thanks man, faleminderit... i even changed the template because of that thing

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  44. still only showing one on the home page. Very annoying!

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  45. it didn't work for me, i still have just 4 posts in the main page of my blogger
    you can see that by yourself this is my blogger http://thebestoflatest.blogspot.com

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  46. It works! Thanks for this post! But just want to check with you. If my June archive has like 30 posts. Can it all appear in one page? Because without the jumpbreak, only 1 post appeared even when I pressed June archive. In this case, no one can access my other posts.

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    1. Vanessa, you will have to provide jump break in all posts to make it work perfectly. I know that can be a bit tedious but once done, it will work fine and then you can provide jump break in each new post.

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  47. Thank you very much Man!! you are a life savior. My blog is for short term duration. I was frustrated by this problem from two days. But you trick worked. Thanks a lot!!
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  48. Thank you very much your solution is work thanks a lot!!
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  49. ON MY FIRST PAGE,ONLY 3 POSTS ARE SHOWN
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  50. I wasn't even able to change my template because of this problem.
    Thankyou so much for sharing this!!

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    1. Glad this post could solve your problem.

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  51. Thanks a lot man, you are a life saver. 250th post wasn't showing and I was freaked out, now I might calm down a bit. Thanks bro.

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  52. thanks buddy u really solved my problem. I set 6 posts for my home page but it was showing only 4 so i googled and reached here... and finally got the solution for the problem facing at http://www.loginyahooemail.com/

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  53. Well, I have tried it, but my blog doesnt show "read more" option under the post.. Any ideas why? :) Thanks.. iamjusttellin.blogspot.sk

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    1. Hi Jenna, Your blog does have a Read More link but it's invisible due to the link COLOR. Your background color is white and so is the link color for Read More. Sharing a screenshot of your blog here. If you notice, on rollover the link is visible.

      One more tip, when you are on your home page. Press [CTRL + A] the page content will be selected thus also showing the READ MORE link.

      Then you only need to change your link color it's white currently :-)

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  54. This worked for me! thanks!!!!

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  55. Hi there,
    I've tried the page breaks, but it seems as though I can still only get 7 posts per page... :(
    Could you please help me??
    http://allgratefulthings.blogspot.com.au/

    thanks so much!

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  56. this happend to me as well, will try this solution, make sense, thank you very much!
    GE
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  57. I have the same problem Please help me
    http://allinworld99.blogspot.com/
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  58. my posts completely disappeared from my home page as i used to se them before. what shall I do. please I need a help
    thnx

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  59. I have been having this problem for the longest time, THANKYOU soo much!

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