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[Resolved] Add a Read More link

  • Hello,

    Currently I have code that pulls the latest blog post into my home page. The main content is pulled using the following code:

    <?php the_content(); ?>

    However, currently all of the post is displayed and I wish to limit the text that is displayed and them have a “Read More” link. I know I can achieve this by using the the_excerpt function but I would prefer it to be done automatically.

    Anyone know?
    Ty.

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  • esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    You can:

    1. Opt for the simple automatic method using <?php the_excerpt();?>

    2. Use the <--more--> tag in your posts to create your summary manually.

    3. Use <?php the_excerpt();?> with a custom excerpt plugin.

    4. Use <?php the_excerpt();?> and add a hand-written excerpt to each post.

    Michael
    Forum Moderator

    @alchymyth

    that is the automatic way –
    using the_excerpt() instead the_content() .

    the manual way would be:
    either to write a manual excerpt below the post edit window;
    or to use the ‘more’ button while writing the post
    (and changing the_content('read more');).

    Thanks all.

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