How To Use The More Tag In WordPress

Need to quickly create post excerpts on your WordPress posts? Use the more tag to set the point at which the article is truncated on the front page of the site.

Here is a short list of the reasons why you should use the More tag.

  • Prevent those long, novel-length posts from taking up the entire screen.
  • It makes a blog look more organized and more visually appealing.
  • Comments are only visible on individual post pages.

What Does It Look Like When In Use?

Once you have published your post, this is what you will see on the main page of your blog:

A screenshot of what the more tag looks like  on the main page of a blog in WordPress

Once you click the ‘Continue reading’ link, you will be taken to your full post.

What Is The More Tag?

The More tag is a great feature that enables you to manually create a post excerpt in WordPress. As you can see from the image above, it inserts a link at the bottom of your post that you can click on to continue reading the rest of that specific post. Only the text that is before the More tag shows up on main blog page, as well as in the archives.

Where Is The More Tag?

The More tag can be found in both the visual and text editors in WordPress.

Here is a screenshot of what it looks like in the visual editor:

A screenshot of the more tag in the visual  editor of WordPress

Here is a screenshot of what it looks like in the text editor:

A screenshot of the more tag in the text  editor of WordPress

What Does It Look Like When Used?

Here is what the More tag looks like when it is used in the text editor:

A screenshot of what the more tag in looks  like in the text editor of WordPress

Here is what the More tag looks like when used in the visual editor:

A screenshot of what the more tag looks like  in the visual editor of WordPress

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s