Customizing the Read More in WordPress

I often get asked how to create the “Read More…” link in WordPress posts, and also how to customize it on a per post basis. It’s quite simple actually.

The first method is to use the Insert More Tag (Alt + Shift + T) in the WordPress visual editor but I prefer to flip over to HTML mode and customize it directly:

<!--more Continue Reading!-->

or simply…

<!--more-->

More information can be found in the WordPress Codex.

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