I am building a custom theme and am experiencing some unexpected behavior with the_excerpt...
I know that you have to use:
global $more; $more = false;
to get the more tag to break content that is not in the main loop.
I am only able to get the "more" link when the page uses the auto-generated excerpt. If I use the more tag to shorten the content or I use the manual excerpt field, the content breaks where expected but I do not get a more link. If I shorten the excerpt length to 2 words (to test) then I get a more link for the content that breaks with the more tag (because it is forced to break before the more tag) but I do not get a more link for the manual excerpts. I wasn't aware that the manual excerpt would not create the more link, but I know that adding the "more tag" to a post should break the content and produce a more link...not just break the content.
Thanks in advance.