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[Resolved] Read More button "bug"

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    I really love your GeneratePress theme. I’m learning how to use it on a website for a School Bond issue.

    I would like to use hand crafted “excerpts” in the blog post page. I and the other team members will craft the excerpts manually to generate interest.

    However, when I do so, the “Read More” button that I really like disappears. It only shows up on posts where I don’t define a hand crafted excerpt and let the theme grab the first X characters from the post.

    It seems to me if I choose to use the “Read More” button that this button should show up whether I use a hand crafted excerpt or not. Can this be fixed in a future update?

    – Scott

    GeneratePress 2.0
    GP Premium 1.5.6
    Customer Support

    Hi Scott,

    This has actually been brought up a couple times now and we are looking into it.

    Here is the interim solution:


    Thanks for letting me know you are looking into it for a future update. I’m not too keen on editing even a child theme’s functions.php file.

    Instead I’ve added a plugin called “Read More Excerpt Link” and added some CSS to make it look like a button:

    /* create what looks like a Read More button */
    .read-more-link {background-color:#222; padding:.5rem 1rem; color:white !important; border-radius:1rem;}
    .read-more-link:hover {background-color:#999;}

    Let me know when you’ve added it to the theme and I’ll pull the CSS and plugin out.

    Thanks again,


    Customer Support

    Thanks for sharing your solution!


    Hi Leo,

    i have the same problem with the Read More Button.
    I am using the version GP Premium 1.7.7.
    Is the Problem nit fixed?

    Best Regards

    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    its not a bug but the way that WordPress handles excerpts. To use the readmore link with manual excerpts follow Tom’s instructions here:

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