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Continue Reading Link for Excerpts

Description

Adds a “Continue Reading →” link to Hand-Crafted Excerpts on Archive Pages (i.e. Blog Pages). Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries of your content, that show up on Archive Pages, RSS feeds, etc. Hand-crafting these summaries give you a SEO as well as click through advantage.

The “Excerpt” field may not display by default on your edit post page, if not, click “Screen Options” at the top of the page and check “Excerpt”.

Mainly for use with StudioPress since StudioPress adds continue link to auto generated excerpts but not hand-crafted, but should work with other themes as well. Just note that this only modifies output for posts you’ve entered text into the “Excerpt” field, and, for themes that display the “Excerpt” field on Archive Pages.

Screenshots

  • Plugin options screen
  • Example of what the plugin adds when Content Archives are set to display excerpts (and there's text in the excerpts field).
  • StudioPress Theme options page showing Content Archives section set to display entry excerpts.
  • Another example of what the plugin does.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->Continue Reading Link screen to configure the plugin
  4. That’s it.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->Continue Reading Link screen to configure the plugin
  4. That’s it.
What do the options mean?

All options are fully described on the settings page.

What is your dog’s name?

Really? OK, his name is George.

It does not work, it’s not adding the class I specify, etc.

Be sure your theme is set to display excerpts and that you have excerpts saved with your posts!

Contributors & Developers

“Continue Reading Link for Excerpts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.02

  • Fixed error setting some of the options.

1.0

  • Initial version

0.5

  • Beta version