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How to add a Read More link in WordPress and limit the word count

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Today, we are going to go over how to add a Read More link in WordPress and also limit the word count in the excerpt.

These are two essential snippets that are needed to add to your functions.php that allow you to add a link to the excerpt and a word limit.

1. Read More!

I added a class so it could be targeted with CSS, you can also change it from “Read More!” to what ever is appropriate for what your doing.

2. Excerpt Word Limit.

I have it set to 30 words but you can change it to what ever you see fit, If you want more info check out the WordPress Codex on excerpts.

Happy Coding!


Hi, my name is Eric Young. I’m a web designer who has worked in the IT industry since 2000. I love blogging and making the web a better place. If I'm not here I'm probably playing Gears of War. LOL

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