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  • I have a huge headache trying to figure out how to get the More tag to work as I try and cut down the size of my posts. I am fairly knew to this and my knowledge of PHP stuff is limited. Some background:
    Theme: FTThemes Dot News.

    I have read tons of forums about adding the word tag. When I do, it does cut down the post to an excerpt and adds the tag where I want but there is not “read more” link.
    I have read about this code that many have added:

    global $more;
    $more = 0;
    <?php echo get_the_post_thumbnail( $id, $size, $attr ); ?> 
    <?php the_content('Read more...'); ?>

    Problem is I am not great at code and nobody ever tells you WHERE to put the code. Very frustrating.
    So I would very much appreciate any help but if you are going to show me code can you be very clear as to where it goes, I mean “it goes here, before or after this and that” if you know what I mean? Thanks!

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Generically speaking, does the more tag on posts work when you switch to Twenty Eleven? You won’t lose anything, I just wanted to confirm it’s your theme.

    Once you’ve tried Twenty Eleven, switch back to your theme.

    After looking, I see it’s one of those themes. The theme author puts in code so that if you change or remove the links in the footer the theme disables itself.

    That’s not cool and is very GPL unfriendly and I’m sorry, but your chosen theme is not released under GPL.

    Non GPL products are not welcome in the WordPress community. Official WordPress policy states that all plugins and themes that are publicly released are required to adhere to

    Any support requests for non-GPL products are usually ignored, in the interests of supporting the community and its freedoms.

    Please consider getting a theme from a reputable place such as the theme repo here.

    Good advice. BTW what is GPL?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    GPL stands for GNU General Public License and all of the WordPress code is licensed that way.

    In short it means you (the user) can edit the code, make any changes, and share those changes how you see fit without restrictions. It’s a license to protect the rights of the user (you, me, and everyone else).

    It’s wordy but give this a once over.

    If I have a GPL theme, I can’t be prevented from editing things in that software such as links in the footer of that theme.

    When the author puts in code that disables the theme if you edit it, then that’s not GPL compatible.

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