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Excerpt read more link

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  • #17253

    Hi guys!

    I can add a “Read more” link after the post excerpt via the functions file:

    function excerpt_read_more_link($output) {
     global $post;
     return $output . '<a href="'. get_permalink($post->ID) . '"> [...]</a>';
    add_filter('the_excerpt', 'excerpt_read_more_link');

    This puts the read more link […] below the excerpt in a separate paragarph. Is it possible, via the function to place it right after the last word in the excerpt?

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  • #17288
    Jason Bobich


    I think you just need to filter it onto the_excerpt before wpautop. You do this by passing in a priority. By default it’s 10. Try filtering in at priority 5 or some number less than 10.

    add_filter('the_excerpt', 'excerpt_read_more_link', 5);

    That did it – Thanks!

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