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  • Resolved carterruss


    So I have my blog located here:

    The issue is that my read more tags are coming after the complete post essentially. Even when I had the page break in the editor, they still show up at the bottom.

    Any one know what might be causing this?

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  • If you want to control where to break the post by ‘more’ tag, you have to
    edit the loop.php of your theme and change strings 28-29 (originally)

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    <a class="read-more" href="<?php the_permalink() ?>">Read More ...</a>

    <?php the_content('Read More...'); ?>

    You can edit this file in Appearance > Editor
    Read more about the Read More before editing )

    So I tried this and to no avail it didn’t work. It wasn’t doing this before I installed some plugins. The only plugin, that I can seem to think it may be, is my GD Star Rating, which is the only thing that doesn’t show up before the current “read more”. When I deactivate it however, it doesn’t go away. Could this plugin somehow be the problem?



    Forum Moderator

    are you using the manual excerpt for your posts?

    the ‘read-more’ link is hard-coded into loop.php of your theme so it will show independantly on your exerpt length and if you are using the ‘more-tag’.

    <a class="read-more" href="<?php the_permalink() ?>">Read More ...</a>

    have you edited the loop.php template in any way?

    This is my current loop.php:

    [code moderated per forum rules – please use the pastebin]

    I haven’t edited it. Would, I also need to change something in the blog.php? I’m fairly new with wordpress so my knowledge is mediocre at best.



    Forum Moderator

    blog.php has the same two lines of code – the excerpt and the hard-coded ‘read more’ link:

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
          <a class="read-more" href="<?php the_permalink() ?>">Read More ...</a>

    the full post content should not show unless you have added it into the manual excerpt field.

    do you have any plugins activated?

    These are all the plugins I have:

    All in One SEO Pack
    byBrick Columns
    Datafeedr Random Ads V2
    GD Star Rating
    Social Login
    TinyMCE Advanced
    WP MashSocial Wigdet
    WP to Twitter

    Yes, I haven’t noticed that in blog.php also the same lines 47-48

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    <a class="read-more" href="<?php the_permalink() ?>">Read More ...</a>

    Did you try to edit it?

    So I figured out the issue, it was my Cincopa plugin. Thank you for all the help, learned about the excerpt and content tags in the mean while 🙂

    I’m having the same problem and do not see loop.php in my theme.
    Thanks in advance for your help!
    Joy, DJ

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