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Occasionally you only want the first part of certain posts to display on your blog post page and archive pages.  Some bloggers like to do this with long posts.

You can truncate your post entries using the Insert Read More Tag icon in your visual editor.

Read More icon

A Continue Reading link, or Read More link, is place directly after your excerpt and readers click on the link to read the full post.

Here’s what it looks like on a blog post page.

More Tag example

Using the More Tag

1.  Go to Posts > Add New.

Add New Post

2.  Give your post a title and add your content.

3.  Place your cursor where you would like to cut off your post.

4.  Click on the Insert Read More Tag icon.

Read More icon

It looks like this when the Insert More Tag is inserted into your visual editor.

More Tag in visual editor

When you view your blog post page (or an archive page) you’ll see a Read more or Continue reading link on the post.

More link in a post

You don’t see the Read more or Continue reading link when you view the full post page.