WP show more

Description

This plugin hides the text that is defined between the simple Shortcode. By clicking on the user-defined link, the hidden text becomes visible. It works via a Shortcode and can be placed everywhere!

Usage: [show_more more=”TEXT” less=”TEXT”] Content [/show_more]

You can use some parameters like:
– more=”show more”
– less=”show more”
– color=”#0066CC”
– list=”»”
– align=”left” | “center” | “right”
– size=”120″

Screenshots

  • show more deactivated
  • show more activated (after click)

Installation

All you have to do is upload the plugin within your WordPress Plugins menu and activate it.
Then, you can add the shortcode everywhere you want (pages, posts, widgets etc):

[show_more more=”show more” less=”show less”] Your hidden Content [/show_more]

Of course, you can customize the text “show more”.
In case that you have any support inquiries, feel free to contact me.

FAQ

Does the plugin works with any version of WordPress?

Yes it does.

How can I change the Link color?

You can define the color with the attribute [color=“#ffcc00”] in the shortcode.

How to make it center?

Please use the parameter [align=“center”] in the shortcode.

Can I put a specific character in front of the link?

Yes you can. Define the character with the attribute [list=“-”] in the shortcode.

How can I change the link text?

Define the «read more» and «read less» text with the attribute [more=“your text”] and [less=“your text”] in the shortcode.

Which attributes are possible?

  • more=”show more”
  • less=”show less”
  • color=”#0066CC”
  • list=”»”
  • align=”left” | “center” | “right”
  • size=”120″

Is it possible to include other shortcodes as part of the content?

Yes, since the version 1.0.7 it’s possible (A special thanks to Ben Kirkland)

How can I change the Font Size?

Set the parameter [size=“120”] (for example 120 = 120%)

Reviews

16 February 2024
Finally a simple plugin that works well with the Astra theme. Nothing complicated. Just install and apply the shortcode to the page. Thanks a lot!
4 June 2023
I have tried almost every read more plugin and this one is not only free but also works great. Like others have said the sample codes provided by the author used non-English U+201C/D quotation mark, not English U+0022 quotation, but this is a small problem you just need to replace them.
30 May 2023
Simple and easy, although as others have said, you do have to replace the "" in Wordpress even if you do a copy without formatting. But it's so easy and good looking right out of the box that it deserves 5 stars. So happy to have found it.
14 September 2022
Tried a few of these plugins and could get these to work? Maybe JS conflicts or caching plugins? Anyway, this one works out of the box! The shortcode took a bit of figuring out - if you copy it from the page and paste it beware the "" don't work and you end up with only read and not read more. Simply removing and re-typing the "" fixed this and it works like a charm!
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Contributors and Developers

“WP show more” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Change Log

1.0.7

Allows shortcodes to be used within the hidden content.

1.0.6

New parameter «size» to change the Font Size in (%)

1.0.5

Add new parameter «align» to set the link as «left», «center» or «right»

1.0.4

  • Fix the message «headers already sent»
  • Add the JavaScript code to the footer

1.0.3

New functions, which allows you to use the shortcodes “more” and “less”

1.0.2

The Shortcode with a new attribute [list=“-“] extended

1.0.1

The Shortcode with a new attribute [color=“#0066cc“] extended

1.0

Initial release.