I've set up a pages to display content from specific categories by basically copying the index page loop in addition to this line:
<?php query_posts('category_name=NEWS&showposts=5'); ?>
It all works great except that it ignores the MORE tag in each story. If I use excerpt, that works... but I don't want that, I want to have a "Read on..." link.
I've tried so many ways of coding, I'm assuming a PAGE is somehow automatically trained to ignore MORE tags. The same loop works great in the ARCHIVE page and it properly displays the MORE tag, so I know it's not a problem with my loop, which, just so you know, looks like this:
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <div class="post"> <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2> <p>By: <?php the_author_posts_link(); ?> • Filed under: <?php the_category(', '); ?> <?php edit_post_link('[edit post]',' ',''); ?> </p> <div class="contenttext"> <?php /* the_excerpt(); */ ?> <?php the_content('<p>Read more »</p>'); ?> </div> <p class="postmeta"> <span class="timestamp">Posted on <?php the_time('j F, Y (H:i)') ?> </span> <br /> <?php the_tags('Tags: ', ', ', '<br />'); ?> <?php comments_popup_link( 'No Comments Yet', 'Comments: 1', 'Comments: %', '', ''); ?></p> </div> <?php endwhile; ?>
Please, does anyone have any suggestions?