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More Block

WordPress Gutenberg Blocks – More

This tutorial is part of our WordPress Gutenberg: The Ultimate Guide For Non-Technical WordPress Users series.

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More Block Description

The More Block lets you set an excerpt or teaser for your content with a link that users can click on to read the rest of your post or article.

(Add ‘Read More’ tags to WordPress using the ‘More’ Block)

Your excerpt will display on your main Blog Page and on your archive pages.

How To Use The More Block

To add a More Block:

Let’s go through the above steps:

First, create a new post or page or open an existing post or page and either:

Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool and select a ‘More’ block …

(‘Add Block’ Tool – Add More Block)

Or, select a More Block in the Content Area

(Add a More Block from the Content Area)

After adding a More Block, your content will be broken into two sections:

  1. A short excerpt or “teaser” (visible to users), followed by
  2. The rest of your post or article, where users need to click on the ‘read more’ link to view the rest of the content and continue reading.

There is nothing more to do unless you want to edit or customize your ‘read more’ link (see ‘How To Edit A More Block’ section below).

After adding a ‘Read More’ tag:

How To Edit A More Block

To edit a More Block:

Depending on what type of content you are creating, you can use the “read more” link to create a compelling ‘call to action’ …

(Edit the “read more” link text)

Note: You can edit and customize the “read more” link of every post where the More Block is used.

You can also hide the “teaser” section (excerpt) before the “read more” tag …

(Hide the teaser before the “read more” tag)

When users click on the “read more” link, they will only view the content added after the More Block …

(Only the section after “read more” is visible to users)

Remember to update and publish your post or page to save your settings.

How To Remove A More Block

To delete or remove a more block:

(Remove a More Block)

Additionally …

More Block Tools, Options & Settings

The More Block includes tools, options, and settings for:

More Block Editor

(More Block Editor)

The More Block Editor includes tools that let you perform the following operations:

More Block Settings

(More Block Settings)

More Block settings include:

(More Block Settings)

More Block – Additional Info

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Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Gutenberg content editor More Block.

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