I have an interesting problem that requires a bit of creativity to solve.
We have a website where we are creating a video narrative about our son who was born with Down syndrome. We do a daily post that has a one minute video with it. On the home page I'm showing several recent blog posts with a read more link a few paragraphs into the post which someone would click to go to the single post.
I have always made the posts where the video is at the top of the post (which is where the our readers have come to expect to find it now) but on the home page there could be 5 -8 videos that show up, which slows my page down as it waits to get the video info from youtube for all of those videos.
I'm not sure what the best way to do this would be. I'd like to find a way to make the home page post have an image up top (maybe the featured image from the post?) and the first few paragraphs of the post, followed by the read more tag, which will take them to the single post...and the single post being the same as it always was. (which loads much faster since there's only one video on that page.) Make sense?
I'm sure there are some creative ways I could do this that I'm not even thinking about yet.
Any thoughts / advice you could give to help me with this and speed up the loading time of the home page would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!