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Replace [...] at end of posts with linked [more...]? (6 posts)

  1. BeemerMonkey
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm new to WordPress so be gentile...

    On post "listing" pages, only part of the post shows up (a summary) and it ends with a [...]

    That seems fairly non-intuative to me, so I'd guess other people that don't know how WordPress blogs "work" will also be confused.

    I'd like to replace the [...] with something more obvious like [more...] that is a link to the full post (like the title is).

    I've looked but have not found a plugin to do that.

    So How would I accomplish this?

  2. mores
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i believe the easiest solution would be to edit the index.php in your theme directory, because it is hard-coded in there.

  3. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Start with a look at Customizing_the_Read_More

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Not to contradict HS - but the [...] appears at the end of the excerpts, when the multipost template files (archive.php, category.php etc.) have the_excerpt template tag instead of the_content.

    You can replace the tag and use the resources suggested above or you can use a plugin like the_excerpt_reloaded

  5. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No worries moshu. I linked that page as it begins with discussion about the_content vs the_excerpt.

  6. BeemerMonkey
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Start with a look at Customizing_the_Read_More

    So I've read that page a few times now, and unless I'm missing something, or just completly retarded, I don't see how I would use that to replace the [...] bit with something else that is actually linked to the full post, unless I manually include that <!...more...> tag in my post.

    However, that the_excerpt_reloaded totally kicks ass!

    Now I can get images, etc. in my excerpts and everything! Whee!!!

    Thanks folks!

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