Add “Read More” permalink to the end of the_excerpt

Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will add a "read more" permalink at the end of the excerpt much like the_content does.

function excerpt_readmore($more) {
	return '... <a href="'. get_permalink($post->ID) . '" class="readmore">' . 'Read More' . '</a>';
add_filter('excerpt_more', 'excerpt_readmore');

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  1. shirish nagansurkar December 22, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I am using Deep Sea theme, trick is not working for me, kindly suggest something to fix it.

    1. Without seeing your theme I would have no idea, I would guess that they don’t use the_excerpt() in the theme as expected so it does not work. This snippet simply just replaces […..] with my custom read more.

  2. 1. At the end of my post , a button named “permalink” is showing but i want to change it to “read more”.
    2. While clicking on this button , my Featured image is not showing up , all i can see is my Post without its Featured image.
    Suggest something….

  3. ah perfect, thank you so much!

  4. Is there a way to add the post title to the read more section?

  5. Didn’t work for me =(

    1. Do you use the “the_excerpt” function within your template?

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