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    Good evening, just wondering if there is a way to show the read more button only when using the read more tag within a post. For instance I have a page for team member profiles, one member might have a lot more they want to say about themselves but I dont want their post to take up too much room so Ill use the read more tag to cut their content off. However when I do this a read more button isnt displayed in the WP Show Posts list.

    The alternative is I put on excerpts, but this just seems to add the read more button for everyone, even the people who dont have more content.


    Hey Janek,

    You should be able to:

    1. Turn off the default read more button.

    2. Add this function:

    add_filter( 'the_content_more_link', 'tu_wpsp_content_more', 15 );
    function tu_wpsp_content_more( $more ) {
    	return sprintf( '<div class="wpsp-read-more"><a title="%1$s" class="read-more content-read-more" href="%2$s">%3$s%4$s</a></div>',
    		the_title_attribute( 'echo=0' ),
    		esc_url( get_permalink( get_the_ID() ) ),
    		'Read more',
    		'<span class="screen-reader-text">' . get_the_title() . '</span>'

    Let me know if this works or not 🙂


    Hey Tom, I’m having no luck with this.

    I have tried a couple of combinations of settings on the WP Show Posts content option, I set it to none, full and excerpt and havent been able to get it to work. Would it be easier if I gave you a temp login for the site?

    I have the code running as a snippet and I can give you its name and the name of the list and page it features on.


    Sure, send over some login details and I’ll take a look 🙂


    Hey Tom, I’ve sent the details to support@generatepress.com hope thats ok?

    The snippet you are looking for is called:
    Read More Tag WP Show Posts Button

    Should be at the bottom of the list in snippets.


    The site url has changed to:

    I’ve been moving things around in order to be ready to deploy the site in 2 days.


    Looking at the code again, I’m not sure it’s the best solution, as it would apply to every WordPress post (not just WPSP).

    This may be something I need to work into the plugin itself.


    No worries, Tom. I’m happy to just shelve this one for the moment. I’ve spoken to the client and asked if we can forgo that functionality and they are ok with it.

    Thanks for looking to this for me.


    No problem!

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