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[resolved] Read More in Excerpts (7 posts)

  1. sussexlongman
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Hi, good simple attractive theme - only main issue I have is that the blog post excerpts on the front page are cut short mid-sentence without any 'more' type option. I've tried using the text editor 'more' option but that doesn't seem to work. I can see in the code that the excerpt is limited to 200 characters but how do I add add a 'Read More' button or similar after the last character? Without that, I don't think I'll use this theme or recommend it, which would be a shame because I like it!

  2. sussexlongman
    Posted 12 months ago #

    OK, a night's sleep and a solution, which you can see at http://codex.wordpress.org/Excerpt. See the section, How to add a link beneath an excerpt to the full post. I went for the first option, placing the link just before the closing of the entry-summary div (the one with thumbnails and the character limit).

  3. beauc
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I had a similar problem and as I'm super new to all this codex stuff I've been unable to find the spot in the php that you mentioned to fix it?

    I assume you're using Hiero as well so would you be able to run me through which Theme template i need to add that passage into?


  4. beauc
    Posted 12 months ago #

    No need I found it. Did you manage to get the link to appear right next to the end of the passage or was it spaced down? I can't get it to sit next to the ending of the passage and thus it still looks rather odd

  5. sussexlongman
    Posted 12 months ago #

    No, it is spaced down for me too which I don't mind, probably where I want it. However, it could do with a few ... after it though as agree it still looks a little odd but think I've spent enough time on this now! Let me know if you come up with anything better.

    For anyone else, I should have mentioned that the code I referred to is in content.php, not index.php, which is where you might first look.

  6. dondemaio
    Posted 11 months ago #

    sussexlongman, can you post or otherwise email the content.php file in question? That would go a long way toward resolving this issue for me.



  7. Rustem09
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I can't add "Read more" button. Nothing of advices can help. Version of WordPress is 3.8.1. Maybe this is one of reason of problem?


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