Replace Read More Link

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Are you looking for a way to replace the read more link with custom link text? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to replace read more link in WordPress.


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


$custom_more = "Continue reading this post";
add_filter( 'the_content_more_link', 'my_more_link', 10, 2 );

function my_more_link( $more_link, $more_link_text ) {
	return str_replace( $more_link_text, $custom_more, $more_link );

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

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 9 best WordPress accordion plugins and how to create a job application form in WordPress.

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