I have a blog page where blog posts have an excerpt on with a continue reading link below.

When the link is clicked the full post should appear/or should be diverted to.

This isn't that case. The user is diverted to the post, however only the excerpt is displayed along with a continue reading link which doesn't activate anything.

I have deactivated all plugins, I have also played around with the settings but can't find any triggers.

Blog Page - http://vikingsandc.co.uk/strength-and-conditioning-blog/ Post Page - http://vikingsandc.co.uk/2012/11/test-text-test-text/

  • does that also happen with an unedited version of your theme?
    – Michael
    Nov 22, 2012 at 17:17

2 Answers 2


You need to use the_content instead of the_excerpt when you display your 'single' post.

If you would post your code, you might get a more detailed answer.

  • Which .PHP file (line estimate would help) can I find the part of the code you need in? Nov 22, 2012 at 17:14
  • That depends on the theme. (If your theme where using body_class I could tell by looking.) If you have a single.php, chances are that that is it. Otherwise, you probably need to write a switch into index.php, but it possible that those files are using get_template_part or some other means to include the formatting source from still other files.
    – s_ha_dum
    Nov 22, 2012 at 17:18
  • found it... sorry I hadn't realised you told me the location (single post) found the criminal and changed it over as suggested. Thank you for the quick response Nov 22, 2012 at 17:18

in content.php file find the line with the_excerpt(); and replace it with the_content();

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