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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

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!
4 June 2022
Thank you! I tried 5 other plugins (before trying this one) and without exception, they varied from frustrating to totally useless. This one does exactly as it promises, nothing more and more importantly, nothing less. One nugget of advice. At first, I couldn't get the font colour to change but finally sorted it by changing the word "color" in the default shortcode to the Brit version "colour", with a "u". Not sure if this is down to my settings (I'm a Brit) but now it works a treat. Thanks again and highly recommended.
3 February 2021
Simple free plugin - works perfectly. Vielen Dank!
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Contributors and Developers

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

Contributors

Translate “WP show more” into your language.

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.