Read More not displaying


For some reason, the read more button that appears automatically when you insert the tag is no longer displaying on any of my posts, both new an old.

Please could I get some help?

Hi Leon,

I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

I have tested it on my test site and it’s working fine for me using latest version of Sparkling theme.

To display the Read More button please make sure that you have selected the theme option “Show post excerpts?” in the theme content options.

This can be child theme issue on your site so to confirm it just temporary use the Sparkling theme instead of child theme on your site. If everything works fine then it’s your child theme issue so just share me your child theme so that i can troubleshoot it.

Best Regards,

I have done all of that, and the buttons till aren’t appearing.

I’ve tested on my Mac (OSX El Capitan) using Safari and Chrome as well as Safari on my iPhone (iOS 9)

This can also be due to plugin conflict on your site so please try temporary deactivating all plugins and see whether everything works fine and then enable the plugins one by one to see which plugin is conflicting if any.

Thanks for the reply, I think I finally got it working.
I think I tustve changed something manually in the coding when testing out a pagination plugin, I restored the child theme from a backup and everything is working again :smiley:

Thanks for the help :slight_smile:

You are most welcome here :slight_smile:

I’m having this same problem. Can you please let me know if there is a way to get the More tags to work again?

I have 3 sites all with the Sparkling theme. The More tags have stopped working on 2 of them. I didn’t make any changes that I know of. They are all on latest version of WP, theme and plugins

This one the More tags work (plugins activated):

This one More tag doesn’t work (all plugins deactivated):

This one More tag doesn’t work (plugins not deactivated):

I’m not sure what the difference is. I deactivated all the plugins on the one site to see if I could isolate a plugin problem, but the More tag doesn’t work even with no plugins.

I have “show post excerpts” selected in the Theme options. The more tag is shown on this page.

I don’t have any child themes.

Thanks for any help!


Hi Joan,

To help us keep support thread separates could you please create your own thread for your question here instead of replying on others thread as it makes the thread messy and hard to read.

If you want to you can also add reference of this thread in your newly created thread.

We would be more than happy to help you on your new thread.