The More tag is a very useful WordPress feature. It allows you to select a “cut-off” point, and only the content above that point will be displayed on the Homepage.
The More tag will also insert a “Read more” link after the excerpt to encourage the reader to continue reading the article in question.
Personally I am not a big fan of “Read more.” You can see on the Homepage that I am using “Continue Reading…”. Maybe you want to use yet something else, so how do you customize that link on the More tag?
It is pretty simple, just go to your WordPress control panel, then “Presentation,” then “Theme Editor.”
Now you need to open the file that governs the Homepage, which is usually called “Main Index Template” (or index.php).
Once you have that file open you will need to find the line that calls the posts. It looks like this:
Just replace “Read more” with the text of your preference and you are done!
You can also style that text by creating a class on the stylesheet. The result would look like this:
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