I've looked and looked, I've read the codex, and tired several things to change this but nothing has worked. I don't know how to indicate what text to use for the Tag

I have a theme that is using some custom code for displaying a single post on the blog page. The theme options allow you to show full content or excerpt. I have excerpt selected.

This is the code from the idex.php template file. I've looked for any references of "more" in fuctions.php or any other file for that matter but haven't found any.

<div class="post-content">
            if($data['content_length'] == 'Excerpt') {
                $stripped_content = strip_shortcodes( tf_content( $data['excerpt_length_blog'] ) );
                echo $stripped_content; 
            } else {

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.

  • in your case, this might be part of the function tf_content() (?) - what theme are you using?
    – Michael
    May 15, 2013 at 21:33

3 Answers 3


It's the first parameter to the_content().

the_content('Read some more of this post');



Most of the time to change it your have to hook into excerpt_more :

function new_excerpt_more( $more ) {
return 'new text';
add_filter('excerpt_more', 'new_excerpt_more')

I use this on all my themes. This will add a permalink to the the "more" text . You can also add div and style it accordingly. Hope this helps

function more_excerpt($more) {
       global $post;
  return '&nbsp; &nbsp;><a href="'. get_permalink($post->ID) . '"> Change Read more text here</a>';
add_filter('excerpt_more', 'more_excerpt');

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