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How to Properly Use the More Tag in WordPress wp lifetime webs



Do you want to show a summary of your article on your home page with a read more link? WordPress comes with two methods that allow you to do that. In this video, we will show you how to properly use the more tag in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

If you want to show an excerpt of your blog post on your home page with a read more link, WordPress comes with two methods.

The first is the more tag, you can add it using the more tag button in the toolbar.

The second way is to use the excerpt field.

The issue with this method is this area’s display is determined by your theme.

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9 Comments

  • Pam Wilson on July 3, 2015

    So you copy an excerpt to a page other than where the blog is then add this tag? How does the tag know where to link? Is there more to it than this?

  • Abhishek Deshpande on September 22, 2015

    What to be done if I want to add a "Read More" button (an actual button not texts or dots) on home page. Kindly suggest your solution for Genesis Framework.

  • James Orlowski on October 30, 2015

    Any idea why my WP blog doesn't show the "more" tag? I put <!-more Read More-> tag in the post, but all my theme does is show the excerpt withOUT the more link.

  • Vishal Desour on April 3, 2016

    I am trying to use the normal WP more tag but it isn't working…. Can you advise?

  • leonthesleepy on June 3, 2016

    Anyone has the issue where the read more button takes the user slightly foward to the article? I have to scroll back up to read the full article when i click read more.

  • YourTrulyFriend on November 20, 2016

    I tried using the Read More tag but it doesn't work. It shows the whole text on the homepage… Any idea why?

  • In My Travels on December 9, 2016

    Perfect! Thank you for this.

  • Steve Sheldon on July 14, 2017

    It works!!!! Yippee. I'm making my first website and am using Genesis with the Focus Pro theme. The second way you showed did not appear with my theme FYI ; – )

  • Joe Tittiger on August 27, 2017

    Not a damn thing shows up with the "more" button. You really need to go into more detail. You should also add that to see the excerpt box that you may have to add it through "screen options" in the upper right hand corner. TIA

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