I am using the Sideshow theme which I received as part of a bundle hence I don't receive any support from Themezilla themselves. I am trying to insert a "Read more" link when I insert a "More" tag. I have tried following instructions from Wordpress Codex using the_content and the_excerpt but haven't been able to crack it. The site I'm using it on is onespectator.com

From the themes functions.php

/*  Change Default Excerpt Length

function tz_excerpt_length($length) {
return 55; }
add_filter('excerpt_length', 'tz_excerpt_length');

/*  Configure Excerpt String

function tz_excerpt_more($excerpt) {
return str_replace('[...]', '...', $excerpt); }
add_filter('wp_trim_excerpt', 'tz_excerpt_more');
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    Please show us some actual code, no one knows what's in a specific theme.
    – Wyck
    Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 3:31
  • Hi Wyck I'm not sure which code to show. I have updated the question with code that I think could affect it but I am not sure. Thanks Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 3:35

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I found the answer, I searched for <?php the_content(''); ?> and changed it to <?php the_content('Read More'); ?> These were found in each post types php file. eg includes/video.php.

  • Alternatively you can add a name inside your <!--more--> tag. For instance if you wanted a "Read more" link, you would enter <!--more Read more--> Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 3:51

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