How to Create “Read More” Links in Joomla - dummies

How to Create “Read More” Links in Joomla

By Seamus Bellamy, Steve Holzner

What the Joomla content management system (CMS) calls blog layout is really just a summary of each article followed by a Read More link — not an actual blog. You can add Read More links to a category page so that you don’t have to display the entire text of each article on the front page.

To add Read More links to a category page, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Article Manager icon in the control panel or choose Content→Article Manager in any back-end page.

    Article Manager opens.

  2. Open an article that you want to add a Read More link to.

    For this exercise, open the Chocolate Ice Cream article in Article Manager.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page, where you find the Read More button.

  4. Click the place in your article’s text where you want that link to appear; then click the Read More button.

    For this exercise, click after the second sentence.

    Joomla inserts a red dotted line.


  5. Repeat Steps 2–4 for any other articles to which you want to add links.

    For this exercise, add links for the Vanilla Ice Cream and Sardine Ice Cream articles.

  6. View your front page again, and click the link to the category page for which you added Read More links.

    For this exercise, click the Ice Cream Flavors link in the Main Menu pane.

    The category page opens, displaying your new Read More links.


  7. Click a link to open the corresponding article in full.