How can I remove the 'read more' link from a post excerpt on a blog/archive page when there is nothing more to read...when the length of the post is shorter than the excerpt?

  • Are you using the_content() or the_excerpt() followed a hard coded read-more link in your archive template?
    – anroesti
    Commented Mar 7, 2013 at 3:43
  • Show me your code of displaying the post excerpt. Commented Mar 7, 2013 at 4:12

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Are you using the_excerpt() or $post->post_excerpt? Use $post->post_excerpt and count your words then if the limit exceeds show the read more otherwise don't show.

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