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:
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:
Here is a screenshot of what it looks like in the text editor:
What Does It Look Like When Used?
Here is what the More tag looks like when it is used in the text editor:
Here is what the More tag looks like when used in the visual editor: