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How can I toggle text & link on click

I have the following code that expands and collapses a div when clicked. I would like to know how to toggle the text from "Show More" to "Show Less" when clicked. Also, when the "Show Less" is displayed how to also make "Show Less" an actual link.

<html>
<head>
<title>Hide/Show Test</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){
	$(".msg_body").hide();
	$(".msg_head").click(function(){
		$(this).next(".msg_body").slideToggle(550);
	});
});
</script>


</head>
<body>

<div class="msg_head" style="cursor:pointer">Show More</div>
<div class="msg_body">
	<p>This is a test.</p>
	<p>This is a test.</p>
	<p>This is a test.</p>
</div>

</body>
</html>

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Thanks for the help!
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greddin
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LZ1Commented:
Try this:
<html>
<head>
<title>Hide/Show Test</title>
<style type="text/css">
	.msg_head{ cursor:pointer;border-bottom:1px solid #000;width:85px;text-align:center;}
	.msg_body{float:left;clear:both;border:1px solid #36f;}
</style>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){
	$(".msg_body").hide();
	$(".msg_head").click(function(){
		$(this).next(".msg_body").slideToggle(550);
		$(this).text($(this).text() == 'Show More' ? 'Show Less' : 'Show More');	
	});
});
</script>


</head>
<body>

<div class="msg_head" style="cursor:pointer">Show More</div>
<div class="msg_body">
	<p>This is a test.</p>
	<p>This is a test.</p>
	<p>This is a test.</p>
</div>

</body>
</html>

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greddinAuthor Commented:
Cool, that changes the text perfectly as I wanted. But is there any way to add a link to it when the text displays at "Show Less".

Ideally, I want to call another Javascript function when the text "Show Less" is clicked, as well as hide the div as it does now.
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LZ1Commented:
Not sure what you mean by add a link?  You can just enclose it in an anchor tag, then add your next function below.

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){
	$(".msg_body").hide();
	$(".msg_head").click(function(){
		$(this).next(".msg_body").slideToggle(550);
		$(this).text($(this).text() == 'Show More' ? 'Show Less' : 'Show More');	
	});
//Next function goes here
});
</script>

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greddinAuthor Commented:
For example, what if I wanted to call this function at the same time the "Show Less" is clicked


function testFunction() {
	alert("This was called by testFunction.");
}

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"Show More" just expands the div.

"Show Less" closes the div and calls the extra function.

I hope that makes sense.
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greddinAuthor Commented:
I've put my test function call in there, but it's getting called each time the text is toggled. How can I call the testFunction() only when the text was "Show Less"?

<html>
<head>
<title>Hide/Show Test</title>
<style type="text/css">
	.msg_head{ cursor:pointer;border-bottom:1px solid #000;width:85px;text-align:center;}
	.msg_body{float:left;clear:both;border:1px solid #36f;}
</style>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){
	$(".msg_body").hide();
	$(".msg_head").click(function(){
		$(this).next(".msg_body").slideToggle(550);
		$(this).text($(this).text() == 'Show More' ? 'Show Less' : 'Show More');
		testFunction();
	});
});


function testFunction() {
	alert("This should appear only when Show Less was clicked.");
}

</script>


</head>
<body>

<div class="msg_head" style="cursor:pointer">Show More</div>
<div class="msg_body">
	<p>This is a test.</p>
	<p>This is a test.</p>
	<p>This is a test.</p>
</div>

</body>
</html>

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basicinstinctCommented:
$(document).ready(function(){
	$(".msg_body").hide();
	$(".msg_head").click(function(){
		$(this).next(".msg_body").slideToggle(550);
		if($(this).text() == 'Show More')
		{
			$(this).text('Show Less');
		}
		else
		{
			$(this).text('Show More');
			testFunction();
		}
	});
});


function testFunction() {
	alert("This should appear only when Show Less was clicked.");
}

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