read more button on blog

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  • #163459

    Hi all,

    I created a page to display blog content. I inserted the readmore block in all of my blog post. On the blog plage text is now only show up to this block, as it should, but…
    there is no read more text or button or something else, where the visitor can click to get to the entire blog post. He would have to know, that he has to click on the titel or the blog picture to read the whole conten, what will be problematic from my point of view.
    Any possibility to show that kind of read-more button?

    Regards Daniel

    The blog I need help with is: (visible only to logged in users)

    #163466
    emilysuesrq
    Theme Author

    Hi Daniel,

    Have you already resolved the issue? When I look at your blog page “Aktuelles” and click on the Read More link (called “weiderlesen”) it brings me to the entire post. So, either this issue has already been resolved or perhaps I misunderstood your question. Thanks in advance for clarifying…

    Regards,

    Emily

    #163472
    rtsgkempfenhof
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi Emily,
    no, unfortunately the issue is not solved, it’s just a workaround. At the moment the text is truncated after a certain lenght, I don’t have any influence on. Than it works without having any readmore block in the post.

    But if I’m adding a readmore block, the text will be shown up to that block, but, there will be no readmore (or “weiterlesen” in german).

    I changed the blog post “Reitplatzplaner Marke Eigenbau” and added a more block, so you can see the difference if you go to “Aktuelles”. (all other post have no more-block and are truncated after certain number of characters).

    Hope that clarifies the request.

    Thanks for your help.

    Daniel

    #163488
    rtsgkempfenhof
    Member
    Original poster

    just check it once again, without entering a Read-More block the text is automatically truncated after 55 words. I want to be more flexible using the Read-More block.

    #163489
    emilysuesrq
    Theme Author

    If you do not add a More Block within a post, you can add text within the “Excerpt” field to control the length of the truncated content, so you can make it longer or shorter (if you do NOT add anything in the Excerpt field, then it will be automatically truncated).

    Additionally, since you can add the More Block anywhere within the post, you can also control the length of the truncated content on your blog page.

    I’m still unclear on what you mean by “But if I’m adding a readmore block, the text will be shown up to that block, but, there will be no readmore (or “weiterlesen” in german).”… Because when I view your blog page I see the More Block functioning properly within certain posts.

    If your More Tag or posts are not functioning properly as described above, please clarify again the exact problem you’re having and I will tag a WordPress.com member to login to your site and have a look.

    Thanks for your patience in helping us understand the issue.

    #163490
    rtsgkempfenhof
    Member
    Original poster

    probably these two pictures will help:

    Regards Daniel

    #163495
    emilysuesrq
    Theme Author

    Thank you for the screenshots, Daniel – yes this helped me to understand. On the posts where the Read More tag does NOT show (for example the “Reitplatzplaner Marke Eigenbau” post), do you have an Excerpt added to those posts?

    #163498
    rtsgkempfenhof
    Member
    Original poster

    No I dont.
    I tried to do so, but it had also no effect. No readMore is shown if I add an excerpt to the post.

    #163499
    emilysuesrq
    Theme Author

    Thanks for clarifying. The issue is a bit mysterious to us, since the Read More is working in some posts and not in others. Also, we weren’t able to replicate a problem in our testing environment.

    One possibility is that there is too little content within some of your posts, which could be causing an issue with the Read More function. You can test this by adding another paragraph or two to your post content for Reitplatzplaner Marke Eigenbau. Let me know whether or not that solves the issue.

    #163503
    rtsgkempfenhof
    Member
    Original poster

    Ok, I’ll try to clarify once more.

    1.) If I have a post that has more than 55 words, the readmore will be shown automatically, without adding a readmore block.

    2.) If I am adding a readmore block to the same articel after e.g. 40 words, the readmore will not be displayed anymore.

    I want to be flexible and add the read more block at any position I want.

    It looks to me, that the read.more block is not working at all at this theme.

    Regards Daniel

    #163504
    emilysuesrq
    Theme Author

    Thanks, I understand what you are saying.

    What I was trying to explain in my previous reply is that it doesn’t appear to be a theme-related issue, because the Read More tag does work in our demo, in our testing site, and also on all of our other Luxury Theme customers’ sites. I suggested that perhaps there was too little content within the post, which may be causing the issue (have you tried testing this as recommended?)

    I am going to tag a member of WordPress.com general support, as this issue doesn’t appear to be theme related. Please stand by for advice from a WordPress.com team member.

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