Using the ‘Read More’ Feature in WordPress Posts

by Mark Macdonald

If you’ve ever wondered how some blogs only present a teaser or introduction to a post on their blog homepage rather than the full article, it’s by using the ‘Read More’ feature in WordPress.

In this video I show you how easy it is to use this feature.

Why Use the ‘Read More’ Feature?

It’s good practice to use the ‘Read More’ feature or tag in WordPress for a couple reasons. For one, it cleans up the frontpage of your blog and allows you to present snapshots of mutpile pieces of content in a shorter amount of space.

Secondly, it allows you to avoid having a lot of duplicate content on your blog which Google doesn’t like.

You can use the Read More link wherever you want in your post. Personally I like to use it before the first subheadline.

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Vicky February 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

Hey Mark! This is awesome! Thank you so much for doing a video on this! You have no idea how long I have been looking for this feature for my blog. I had no idea how to search for it cuz I had no idea what the option is even called! Just went to my blog and redid the more recent post and it works! YAY! Thank you! Now, all I need is to add thumbnails…

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