<!--more--> in the Excerpt field (2 posts)

  1. nikof
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi, I have a question about using excerpts.

    I'd like to be able to have a descriptive excerpt for my posts, AND have readers be able to click on a link to read more. I've tried putting the <!--more--> tag inside the Excerpt field, but it doesn't have the desired effect. It does, however, show up in the page's source code.

    Posts where I put <!--more--> in the body of the post also don't provide the "read the rest of this entry" link. I'm using the Utica Avenue theme - when I switch back to WordPress Default theme, <!--more--> works within the body of posts, but not in the excerpt.

    Any advice? I've tried searching the forum on this topic, and did see some on-topic posts, but couldn't decipher an answer out of them. I'm quite new to WP, HTML, CSS etc.

    The website is under construction at fastlittlearticle.com


  2. Beel
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just did a search also (on "more" and "excerpt") and found this which looks like it will do what you want:

    Of course, the_content usually uses the more tag and the display in the link can be changed as per the instructions for the_content. This plugin evidently adds the more tag to a function which replaces the_excerpt.

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