Change the Divi blog module “Read More” text to say something different.

Updated April 18, 2020: – I have received feedback that some readers of my blogs are not computer savvy and don’t understand the concept of WordPress  “Excerpts”. They don’t realize the “read more” hyperlink at the bottom of a blog post excerpt would bring them to the full post content. This is not their fault, sometimes I feel WordPress and WordPress theme developers lose sight of their customers clients and visitors. I mean look at the “Hamburger” style menu on mobile sites, It’s small, doesn’t encourage the user to “click me” and yet typically there’s no text saying “Menu”. That was a story and a fix for another post. Our goal today is to make the “Read More” to display something more meaningful like “Read the Full Story”, “Click to Keep Reading” or anything your visitors desire. Fortunately, the folks at Elegant Themes make this an easy fix in the Divi Theme.

So you’re still reading which means you have the same problem on your Divi blog or maybe you just want it to say something other than “read more” for your own personal reasons. Well happy to say you came to the right place. I’m here with a simple solution. All you need to do is paste a small amount of provided code in the right place in your Divi theme options and you’re done. (there are more technical ways to do this too but we will leave that for other).


Elegant Themes Divi Theme Options

Instructions: Change the Divi Blog Module “Read More” Text

In your WordPress dashboard navigate to Divi>Theme Options>Integration and add code below to the “Body ” field.

Note: Make sure the “Enable Body Code” switch is on. Tip: Select the text and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C to copy the code and Cntrl +V to paste the code.

<script type="text/javascript">
(function($) {
$(document).ready(function() {
var newVal = 'View Full Post';
$('.more-link').html( newVal );

In the above script change the text “View Full Post” to say whatever message you want to be displayed at the bottom of your WordPress Divi blog post excerpts.

I wish Elegant Themes would give Divi users the option to make this an obviously visible actionable button. Maybe one day.


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