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    Default "Read More" tag not working

    First, thanks to everyone for all the great info here. And thanks to the Socrates folks for a fantastic product!

    For some reason, though, I can't get the "read more" tag to work in my posts. I want to create post excerpts on my home page, but the "more" tag is having zero effect. I've tried it on existing posts and new; no difference.

    I'm using Socrates version 3.04, the latest Word Press, and have watched the training videos. I've also searched the forum and even Google for help on this, but nothing.

    Can anyone offer insight? Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Dana K; 07-06-2012 at 09:30 AM. Reason: spelling
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    Can you share a link?
    Do you have a caching plugin enabled?
    Do you have any "read more" related plugins enabled?

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    Dan, thanks for responding so quickly.

    I don't have any caching plug-ins or "read more"-type plugins. (At least, I don't think they are. I have All-In-One Favicon, All-In-One SEO Pack, Localendar for WordPress, Quotes Collection, and Share Buttons by Lockerz. Is that too many?)

    The link is www.holidaysandcelebrations.com. It's very new; just a handful of posts and pages. Thanks again for your help.

    Dana
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    You have a magazine 2 template so there's no excerpts. You should try the magazine one template if you want excerpts, or search for the forum for: magazine two excerpts
    for a way to code them.

    I see the read more working fine on your category pages.

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    Thank you, Dan. I didn't realize there was a difference between the two magazine styles.

    Mostly I wanted the shorter version (excerpt) so more of my photos will be revealed in the slider (about 1/3 is covered by the black text box). I'm happy to search the forum for the code to make it smaller, if that's what you mean.

    But I do understand that you're probably talking about excerpts lower in the page where the post thumbnails are found.
    Last edited by Dana K; 07-06-2012 at 01:03 PM. Reason: added last line
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    I'm confused. Is your question about the text that appears in the slider? Your initial post gave no indication of that..

    My response was about adding excerpts to Magazine two templates, which was in response to your question of "read more" not working in posts.. Nothing was said about the slider.

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    Yes, my question is about the text in the slider. For some reason, I thought the "read more" tag controlled all text excerpts - whether they appeared in the slider or lower on the home page. Sorry about the confusion. A tiny bit of information (misunderstood) can be a bad thing.

    If there's a simple way to limit the text in the slider, can you tell me where to find the info? If not, please don't waste anymore time on this.

    I appreciate your time, Dan. Thanks a bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana K View Post
    If there's a simple way to limit the text in the slider, can you tell me where to find the info?
    I have the same question...is there an easy fix?
    Tony_V

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    Add this to the bottom of functions.php after

    add_action('admin_init', 'customize_meta_boxes');

    function new_excerpt_length($length) {
    return 40;
    }
    add_filter('excerpt_length', 'new_excerpt_length');
    That will change it 40 words for example.

    Make sure you have a backup of functions.php and edit via FTP to be safe.

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    I am having trouble with the More Tag showing on the Default Template. I just get a blank line. See http://severxance.com/?p=242. I did put in some custom Read More text as follows: Like what you see? Sign up to keep reading.

    Would one of the characters, like the question mark be messing up the code?

    Thank you.

    RT

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