[resolved] Making links show in abbreviated posts (3 posts)

  1. rkaul
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OK, I am not sure if this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find it.

    Links work fine in my posts, but when I click on a category/month/tag to show selected posts, WP loads a page with abbreviated form of the posts, with a link at the end of each excerpt to "read more". Any hyperlinks in the abbreviated text are converted into regular unlinked text. I checked a number of blogs and this seems to be a feature of WordPress, rather than a problem with my blog. Is there a workaround to this, so that links show in abbreviated portion of the posts too? Sometimes search results point visitors to such pages, and it is annoying to see the links not working. Some visitors just surf away instead of clicking on the permalink.

    If this has been resolved, I would request a link. Thank you.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    With the help of the Template Hierarchy article, determine what Template is displaying your archives (could be archive.php or category.php).

    Typically the appreviated form is a result of using something like template tag, the_excerpt(). You might replace that template tag with the_content().

    Stepping Into Template Tags
    Stepping Into Templates

  3. rkaul
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks, but I figured it out. The "Advanced Excerpt" plug-in was my solution:


    I found a few plug-ins when I searched on "excerpt" in "Plugin Browser/Installer" in my WP 2.7.1. Tried a couple others before settling on this one.

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