Support » Plugin: Advanced Excerpt » How to show full (complete) excerpt, with a read more link?

  • Resolved Marc Bijl


    Hi, thnx for this neat little plugin!

    I’m wondering how to show the full/complete excerpt with a read more link, instead of cutting it at a certain amount of characters or words.

    I know I can set the excerpt length to 999 or something, but I guess there should be a smoother way…


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  • Hmm, forget about this one…

    I understand this plugin uses the first part of the body content, instead of the custom excerpt?

    Plugin Author WPKube


    Hi Marc,

    Yes, the post content is used to generate the excerpt.

    Custom excerpts are for that specific purpose so if a custom excerpt is being used the plugin will let the full custom excerpt show up ( depending on whether the “Generate excerpts even if a post has a custom excerpt attached” option is checked or not ).

    I’m assuming you only want a way to show a “read more” button/link, not to make adjustments to the actual excerpt, correct?

    Hi, thnx for reaching out!

    My idea was to use:

    – an extensive excerpt in the body text, as intro for the full blog post
    – a short custom excerpt, for the blog page grid, and in Google Search results (SEO)

    With your plugin I wanted to use the full/complete short custom excerpt at the blog page grid, with just a read more link, and if possible shown as <strong></strong> text (just like the extensive excerpt in the blog post).

    But since the plugin makes use of the excerpt in the body text (the part before the ‘more’ tag I guess), I just misunderstood how it works ๐Ÿ˜‰

    No worries mate!

    Btw I allready solved it by adding this code in my child’s function.php file:

    function themeprefix_excerpt_read_more_link( $output ) {
    	global $post;
    	return $output . ' <a href="' . get_permalink( $post->ID ) . '" class="more-link" title="Read More">Lees verder ยป</a>';
    add_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'themeprefix_excerpt_read_more_link' );
    Plugin Author WPKube


    Hi Marc,

    Happy to hear you found a solution.

    Have a great day.

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