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With the More Block, you can truncate your blog entries so that only the first part of a post is displayed on homepage, archive pages and in subscriber emails.

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Adding the More Block
Block Interface
Editing the Block
Block Settings Panel
Instructions for Classic Editor (More Tag)

If you are using the Classic Editor, see these steps for adding the More Tag.


Adding the More Block

In order to add a More Block, click on the Inserter icon. Search for the More Block and click on it to add it to the post or page.

You can also type /more and hit enter in a new Paragraph Block to add one quickly.

More Block Add Typing

When you do this, a link will be placed directly after your excerpt, pointing the reader to the full post. You can put this link anywhere in a post, and customize it to say whatever you want. Here’s how!

More Block Overview
More block overview (editor view)

This is how it will look on your site (you might see different styles depending on your theme):

More Block (Result)
More block (result)

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.


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Block Interface

Each block has its own block-specific controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor. The More Block offers the options control.

More Block Toolbar
You can click on the block to reveal the controls.

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Editing the Block

Once you add the block, you can edit the Read More text that appears by default by clicking in the middle of the dashed lines, erasing the text and typing anything you want. 

More Block - Edit Text

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Block Settings Panel

Every block has specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar. Click on the block to access the additional settings in the sidebar. If you do not see the sidebar, click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button.

More Block Panel
Block settings panel

On this panel, you’ll find one additional option which is the hide teaser switcher. 

By enabling the hide teaser option, the content that appears before the More Block will not display on the full post once the user clicks on the Read More button.

This option is disabled by default. If you would like to display the content that appears before the More Block on the full post once the user clicks on the More Block button, we would recommend leaving it disabled.

Turn the option on if you would like to display custom text on the homepage, archive pages and subscriber emails, which would work as an excerpt of the post. 

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