Yesterday I wrote about the WordPress More Tag, how to use it, and why the More Tag is so important for blogging success. While I shared some of the ways using the WordPress More Tag can improve your blog, I didn’t share one of the coolest features about the More Tag.
One of the more awesome features that comes with the use of the More Tag is the ability to customize the link text that the More tag adds to the end of your blog post excerpt. You can choose to have it say read more, more, read the full article, or anything else you want. Even better, you have the ability to customize the More Tag link text for each individual blog post — but you have to be in HTML view.
After you have written your content, inserted the More Tag to your post, and switched over to the WordPress HTML editor, look for this code:
<!- -more- ->
To customize the link text, add a space after the word “more” and insert your text like the example below:
<!- -more Read More About Planning a Successful Small Business Website- ->
Your blog post should then look like this:
Pretty cool right! This about the implications this small change in your blogging process. You now know how to customize that link, meaning you can optimize that link, create more descriptive links, and help yourself and your readers all at the same time!
So start leveraging your More Tag today! Now you’ve now got no excuse not to!