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  • #2829
    sylvia
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    In an excerpt, such as on the category archive page, when it cuts off the text in the post, it appends to the end of the post “…..”. The user can then click on the “continue reading” button to read the rest of the post.

    When creating a new post, if I use the <!–more–> tag, it just cuts off the text wherever I placed this tag. I would like to display “…..” in my post wherever I had inserted the “more” tag so that it gives the reader the impression that the post continues, and he/she can click on the continue reading butting to see the remaining text.

    Any help is always appreciate!

    #22129
    soapy
    Member

    Just bumping this up to the top…could really use some help….

    Thanks

    #22130
    Josh
    Member

    I understand what you are saying… but it’s kind of overkill. When using the “more” link, you get that big button that says “Continue Reading”. It’s a little hard to miss 😉

    But yes, I see what you are saying. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, there is no easy way to do this. We would have to go in and edit the functions, which would get overwritten on an update.

    NOTE: I always insert the “more” link at the end of a sentence or paragraph. That way, the text doesn’t just end abruptly. Anyone interested in the post “SHOULD” know to click the continue reading button.

    If I come up with a solution, I’ll post back.

    #22131
    soapy
    Member

    Josh,

    First, thanks for the reply.

    Second, I was actually going to try the same thing….problem is I found that the same CSS tag was being used for the continue reading button in posts…as well as the continue reading button in the category archives. I wasn’t able to modify the position of one without it affecting the position of the other….

    Maybe I need to take another look at it…I should maybe try and float it somehow so that it always appears at the end of the text instead of trying to position it so that it is always in the same spot….lower right hand corner of the post in my position…

    Better yet…if I could figure out a way to modify the CSS of the button that appears in posts without affecting the continue reading button in category archives….

    Anyways…thanks again for the reply Josh…

    #22132
    Josh
    Member

    Hmmm… good question. I see what you mean. This might be able to be done using CSS selectors… I’ll have to look into it. You’ve got me curious now 🙂

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