Why doesn't my "the_content('Read more...');" tag work? (7 posts)

  1. vvugia
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I got it to work in categories/archives but not on a regular WordPress page that includes the following code. Could you please advise?

    <?php query_posts('cat=21&showposts=2'); ?>
    <h2>David's Thoughts</h2>
    <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <div class="post" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
    <h3 class="storytitle">" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></h3>
    <div class="meta">
    <?php _e("Filed under:"); ?> <?php the_category(',') ?> —
    <?php the_author() ?> @ <?php the_time() ?>
    <?php edit_post_link(__('Edit This')); ?>
    <div class="storycontent">
    <?php the_content('Read on...'); ?>
    <div class="feedback">
    <?php wp_link_pages(); ?>
    <?php comments_popup_link(__('Comments (0)'), __('Comments (1)'), __('Comments (%)')); ?>
    <?php endwhile; endif; ?>

  2. pati
    Posted 9 years ago #

    same problem here.

    when you use the_excerpt instead of the content you will see [...] after an excerpt of your post - but it doesn't work, too. It (--> [...]) isn't a link to click on.

  3. grungepuppy
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ditto... does no one have a solution to this, or know why it's doing it?

  4. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @vvugia, - define a "regular WP page"

    @pati & grungepuppy - the [...] is not supposed to be a link. The title is a link to the single view of the post.
    alternatively, you can use the excerpt_reloaded plugin:

  5. grungepuppy
    Posted 9 years ago #

    pardon, i meant i had an issue similar to vvugia's, with the stuff under "more" not getting cut...

    for me, i have a "blog" page, using the the method mentioned here ( http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Making_your_blog_appear_in_a_non-root_folder )... so i set up a page ( http://www.qrow.com/blog ) to include the the blog code found in index.php in the root folder. it shows with blog alright, but seems to want to ignore the fact that there's a <!-- more --> in there. it seems to work in the archive pages (as in, the cut will appear when listed in monthly archives) just not the main page.

    any suggestions?

  6. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, you should complain to the person who wrote that article in the Codex :)
    Quote from there:
    Log into WordPress and create a page named "Blog" with template "blog". - emphasis mine!

    The more thingy does NOT work on Pages. That's how it is.

  7. grungepuppy
    Posted 9 years ago #

    what a bummer!will have to find a work around then...

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