How To Add a Post Class to Posts With the Read More Link

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Are you looking for a way to add a post class to posts that have the Read More link? This snippet will add a more class to posts that contain a read more link so that you can target and style those posts.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function mfields_add_more_to_post_class( $classes ) {
    global $post;
    if ( ( is_archive() || is_home() ) && false !== strpos( $post->post_content, '<!--more-->' ) && ! in_array( 'more', $classes ) ) {
        $classes[] = 'more';
    return $classes;
add_filter( 'post_class', 'mfields_add_more_to_post_class' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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