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this filter is on the Wordpress Codex … 

add_filter('excerpt_more', 'new_excerpt_more');

function new_excerpt_more($more) {
    global $post;
    return '<a class="moretag" href="'. get_permalink($post->ID) . '"> &hellip; </a>';

This works perfect, however I wonder if it is also possible to create a filter that extends the_excerpt() with the same parameter like the_content() where it is possible to set the "more-link-text" as parameter?

So I wonder how I can achieve this …

`the_excerpt('custom more link')``

This would be especially useful for me because I have multiple custom-post-types where I always use the_excerpt() as teasers. Since those custom-post-types have various contexts and meanings it would be nice to have different "more-links" at the end …

Is this somehow possible?

Thank you in advance!

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can use get_post_type

add_filter('excerpt_more', 'new_excerpt_more');

    function new_excerpt_more($more) {
        global $post;

        $post_type = get_post_type($post);
        switch( $post_type ):
            case 'event':
               $teaser = '<a class="moretag" href="'. get_permalink($post->ID) . '"> More events </a>';

            case 'post':
               $teaser = '<a class="moretag" href="'. get_permalink($post->ID) . '"> &hellip; </a>';

                $teaser = '';

        return $teaser;
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Thank you, this is ok as well. I just thought there is a way to extend this function with this parameter - would be way more "semantic" to code. – mathiregister May 23 '12 at 15:31

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