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How to Add a Read More Link to the Convergence Theme

One thing the Convergence theme is lacking is a “read more” link after the post excerpt






One thing the Convergence theme is lacking is a “read more” link after the post excerpt. View my site, Web Design Survivalist for an example. I have “View details >>” as the link

Here’s how to add it to your site…

You’ll have to edit the files Main Index Template (index.php) and Archives (archive.php). Find the div with the class “post-excerpt” and then paste the following code after that div’s closing tag.

<a href=”<?php the_permalink(); ?>” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>”>View details >></a>

So after it’s pasted in the right place it should look like this…

<div><em>On <?php the_time(‘m.d.y’); ?>, In <?php the_category(‘, ‘) ?>, by <?php the_author_posts_link(); ?></em></div>
<div><?php the_excerpt(); ?></div>

<a href=”<?php the_permalink(); ?>” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>”>View details >></a>
<!–/post-excerpt –>

Hope this is a big help to everyone


7 Responses

11.30.09

I’m looking for a new magazine style theme and was closely looking at the convergence theme.

How do you like the theme and how does it fit wp 2.8.6, did you have any porblems with updating WP and were you required to fix bugs in this theme?

11.30.09

NB: your section “related posts”remains empty

11.30.09

Hi Erik,
My experience with the Convergence theme has been pretty good overall. There’s a little bit of setup required, so you definitely be comfortable with WordPress. I had an issue with the drop-down navigation menus so I am just not using them. They stopped working after I removed a couple things (the flickr widget for instance) so it was probably my fault and I haven’t been able to fix it. Besides that, I am running 2.8.6 and everything seems to work fine.

There’s one thing you may want to consider– With this theme you have to prepare 200×200 graphics for each article, which gets kind of old. There’s other themes out there that will auto-resize for you.

Regarding the related posts… that’s just the plug-in being picky :-) I’ll work on that

11.30.09

my convergence theme is not working , i mean when i write a new post and publish it and when i view it then it show me twice the post.
I mean if i post a sentence then it show twice.
Plz anybody help me
Thanx

11.30.09

Thx for your advice regarding convergence. I ended up using “my wordpress”, also from themeforest. This theme does have auto resize. Now I just need to rethink the logo of that theme.

On my weblog about Adsense (http://www.wwohn.com) I use arthemia. It’s a nice free theme. This one requires some more work however to install and tweak. Still working on that one. Maybe I revert to some custom design for this weblog.

11.30.09

Hello Admin,

I’ve running this theme in a test environment and I didn’t resized my thumbnail, just inserted the full link, and it worked really well.

The theme auto-resized it for me, which was suprising since it doesn’t do that officially.

Regards,
Martijn

(http://somerandomlife.com/test)

11.30.09

I have an issue with the drop-down navigation menus ,,,can u tell me how to fix this,,which plugin do u use

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